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Seattle Sounders FC player profiles: Brad Evans

A midfield staple on the XBOX Pitch

Brad Evans is the resident USMNT member for the Seattle Sounders. Though his name doesn’t get called for every game, or even every tournament, that world game experience is key to his, and his teammates game for the Sounders.

Team: Seattle Sounders FC
Age: 27 DOB: 4/20/1985
POB:  Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 6ft 1in
MLS  Seasons:  5
Pro Seasons:  9

Early years

Brad spent his college years playing for the Anteaters of UC Irvine, where he was an All-American midfielder. Throughout his collegiate career, Evans collected many accolades, including Big West Midfielder of the year, Big West Offensive Player of the year, and Big West First Team mention.

Evans’ best season in college came in 2005 when he amassed 26 points for the Anteaters, including 11 goals.

That was the fourth highest point total in UC Irvine history.

Also during his college career, he joined Orange County Blue Star in the USL Developmental League. Between 2004 and 2006 Evans made 17 appearances with the Blue Star and added 7 goals.

He must’ve been impressive in his limited time on the field, because he was 15th overall pick by the Columbus Crew in the 2007 MLS Superdraft.

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Can Brad Evans bring his past MLS Cup glory home to Seattle?

MLS Career

While his career in Columbus was limited, Evans did win the MLS Cup in his rookie season. He went on to appear in 30 matches for the Crew, and scored 5 goals.

All the while putting together a pretty decent resume for his future club Seattle Sounders FC.

In November of 2008, the Sounders selected Evans in the 10th round of their expansion draft. A pretty good investment for such a low pick if you ask me.

Evans started in the first ever MLS match for the Sounders, and scored in that game as the Sounders blanked the New York Red Bulls in front of a sell out crowd at then Qwest Field.

A marriage was born, and along with Osvaldo Alonso, Evans has been patrolling the midfield for the Sounders ever since.

International Career

Evans had made a total of eight caps for the US National Team, both for the U-20 squad, and for the big boys club. Just like many people before him, his international career seems to be at a stand still because of the excellent play of someone ahead of him.

Evans was selected for the Gold Cup squad in 2009, but saw limited action, mainly coming off of the bench because of the stellar play of Michael Bradley in front of him.

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