Shea Salinas

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Shea Salinas
Shea Salinas 11 April 2015.jpg
Personal information
Full name Robert O'Shea Salinas
Date of birth (1986-06-24) June 24, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Lubbock, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Winger, wing back
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 6
Youth career
2004–2007 Furman Paladins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 DFW Tornados 14 (3)
2007 Carolina Dynamo 13 (7)
2008–2009 San Jose Earthquakes 46 (2)
2008 Charleston Battery (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Philadelphia Union 17 (1)
2010 Harrisburg City Islanders (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 26 (1)
2012– San Jose Earthquakes 145 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 18, 2016.

Robert O'Shea "Shea" Salinas (born June 24, 1986) is an American soccer player who currently plays winger for the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.


Youth and College[edit]

After attending Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas, Salinas played college soccer at Furman University, where he was named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team and the NSCAA All-South Region First Team in 2007, and the NSCAA All-South Region Third Team in 2006, as well as receiving First Team All Southern Conference honors in both 2007 and 2006. During his days at Furman University, Salinas was a brother in the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. During his college years, Salinas played with both the DFW Tornados and Carolina Dynamo in the USL Premier Development League.


Salinas was drafted 15th overall by the expansion San Jose Earthquakes in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. He made his MLS debut in the Quakes' season opener against Los Angeles Galaxy on April 3, 2008. He scored his first Quakes goal during a 3-2 loss against Kansas City Wizards on October 18, 2008. He also spent part of the 2008 season on loan with Charleston Battery in the USL First Division.

Salinas was selected by Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft on November 25, 2009.[1]

On November 24, 2010, Salinas was selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft.[2] Salinas scored his first goal in a Whitecaps jersey on August 27, in a game against the Houston Dynamo.

On November 30, 2011, Salinas was sent from the Vancouver Whitecaps to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money.[3]

Interview from Vancouver era 
Playing at Avaya 
Ready for a throw-in 


  1. ^ Union select 10 players in expansion draft Archived November 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Iain McLetchieWednesday, November 24, 2010 (November 24, 2010). "Whitecaps Add to Depth in MLS Expansion Draft". Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Quakes reacquire Salinas from 'Caps, re-sign Lenhart". November 30, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 

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