Second on Dynamo all-time games played list (207 in all competitions through 2012)
OUTLOOK: Speedy left-footed player with one-on-one attacking and defending ability who has emerged as one of league's elite left backs after converting from midfield in 2011
2013 MLS: Assisted on Adam Moffat game-tying goal in 90th minute at Chicago on 9/1 with backheel pass ... Started and played first 66 minutes of 2013 MLS All-Star game on July 31 vs. AS Roma ... Assisted on a Cam Weaver goal vs. Chicago on 7/27 ... Consistent starter at left back position … Played 175th career regular season game vs. Montreal on 6/19 ... Became the sixth player in Dynamo history to join 10,000 minute club (regular season) vs. Vancouver on 3/23 ... Playoffs: Suspended for the first leg of the Eastern Conference Final against Sporting Kansas City on 11/9 due to yellow card accumultation ... Assisted on Will Bruin's second goal with a long ball over the top of the defense against Montreal Impact on 10/31 in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round ... 13-14 CCL: Assisted on one of Cam Weaver's two goals against Arabe Unido on 8/27 ... That assist moved him above Brian Ching for the franchise lead in international assists with 7 ... 12-13 CCL: Assisted on Brad Davis' winning goal vs. Santos Laguna on 3/5 ... Open Cup: Did not feature.
2012 MLS: Tied career-high with 30 starts and set career-high with 2,625 regular season minutes played ... Recorded second assist of season on Will Bruin’s goal on Oct. 6 vs. Montreal ... Started 21 consecutive MLS games before missing Sept. 23 game at Philadelphia with left hamstring strain ... Start vs. Portland on May 15 was Ashe’s 137th MLS regular season appearance to move to second on the Dynamo all-time list ... Regular starter at left back position ... Chipped a beautiful ball over the top of the defense to Mac Kandji vs. D.C. on 7/18 that led to a penalty kick ... Assisted Will Bruin's second goal against DC United on 4/28 ... Start at Seattle on 3/23 was 172nd Dynamo appearance in all competitions, the third most in club history ... Missed San Jose game on 3/17 with strained left hamstring ... Playoffs: Started all six playoff games as Dynamo advanced to MLS Cup final ... 12-13 Champions League: Played 90 minutes in 1-1 draw with Olimpia on Oct. 23 as Dynamo clinched passage to quarterfinals ... Open Cup: Did not feature ... Reserves: Did not feature.
2011 MLS: Began season at right midfield but became starter at left back, starting 30 of 34 games and 28 on defense ... MLS All-Star ... Appeared in 100th career MLS match in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25 ... First moved to left back on 4/2 vs. NY to match up with Dane Richards ... Helped Dynamo to six-game unbeaten streak from 3/25-4/29 ... Passed Wade Barrett for fifth place in Dynamo all-time appearance list with his 141st game for the club on 4/29 vs. DC and was named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week ... Came off the bench in 2-1 loss at TFC on 5/7 ... Left match at LA on 5/25 due to groin injury ... Returned to the field and started against CHV on 6/11 ... Made 150th career appearance for Dynamo in all competitions in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 ... Named MLS All-Star for the first time and played 29 minutes in All-Star Game vs. Manchester United on 7/27 ... Left match at halftime in 1-1 tie vs. CHI on 10/1 after being struck in the face with a shot ... Playoffs: Made first four career playoff starts and helped Dynamo reach MLS Cup final with three straight wins ... Turned in strong defensive efforts and moved up to midfield in 2-0 win at KC on 11/6 ... Started at midfield and played 84 minutes in MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20 ... Open Cup: Came on as a substitute and played 44 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 as Dynamo were eliminated in qualifying round ... Reserves: Made first reserve appearance of the season while recovering from injury, playing 45 minutes at left back in 1-0 win vs. COL on 6/7.
2010 MLS: Appeared in 27 league games, including a career-high 19 starts, and notched three assists ... Made first start of 2010 season and set up close friend Geoff Cameron with through ball for game's opening goal in 3-0 win vs. CHV on 4/17 ... Controlled loose ball from corner kick and set up Danny Cruz for long-range goal in 2-2 tie vs. COL on 6/26 ... Left match at NE on 8/14 with hamstring injury and missed match vs. CHI on 8/21 ... Earned an assist for role in passing sequence that led to goal in 2-1 loss vs. NE on 10/10 ... Played all 90 minutes in final six matches of the season, mostly on right side of midfield, as Houston finished 3-2-1 ... Open Cup: Did not appear ... SuperLiga: Appeared in all four games as Dynamo reached semifinals, making two starts ... Came on as substitute for final 34 minutes vs. Pachuca on 7/15 and energized Dynamo to win by first drawing a foul in the corner, then serving the resulting free kick to Joseph Ngwenya for game-winning goal in 2-1 decision ... Again came on as substitute and helped lead Dynamo to win vs. Puebla on 7/21, serving free kick that led to Dominic Oduro's tally ... Played 90 minutes in 1-0 semifinal loss vs. Morelia on 8/5 ... Other: Played first half of 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi ... Notched goal and assist in 4-0 Dynamo Charities Cup win vs. Aguila on 6/19, scoring with right-footed shot to top corner from end line and helping to set up Dominic Oduro's goal.
2009 MLS: Appeared in a career-high 27 games, including 13 starts, and contributed three assists … Made first start of season in 3-2 loss at SJ on 3/28 … Came off the bench and set up go-ahead goal in 1-1 tie at NY on 5/16 … Assisted on Cam Weaver's clinching goal in 3-1 win at FCD on 6/13 while playing 90 minutes … Started and earned an assist on game-winning goal in 1-0 win at KC on 7/4 … Was fouled in the penalty area to set up game-winning penalty kick in 3-2 win vs. CHI on 8/9 … Injured in Dynamo Charities Cup on 10/11 and missed remainder of regular season … Playoffs: Returned from injury as an overtime substitute in 1-0 win vs. SEA on 11/8 … Also appeared at LA on 11/13 … 08-09 Champions League: Came on as halftime substitute in second leg at Atlante on 3/3 and almost earned an assist with dangerous cross from left … Open Cup: Came on as a substitute to lead Dynamo to 2-0 win at Austin on 7/1, diving to head in a rebound for the first goal and setting up Dominic Oduro for the second goal … Played first 45 minutes of 4-0 quarterfinal win at Charleston on 7/7 … Started and played 68 minutes in 2-1 overtime semifinal loss at SEA on 7/21 … 09-10 Champions League: Appeared in four of six games … Ejected in first half of 1-1 tie at Árabe Unido on 8/26 after seemingly innocuous collision with sliding player … Scored with diving header and set up Cam Weaver for a headed goal in 5-1 win vs. Árabe Unido on 9/22.
2008 MLS: Key substitute who notched one goal and one assist in 22 appearances, including eight starts … Only Dynamo player to play in all 16 non-MLS games … Set up the Dynamo's first MLS goal of the season, chipping a cross for Franco Caraccio in 3-3 tie vs. FCD on 4/6 … Returned from international duty on 5/28 at FCD, came on as a halftime sub, and earned man-of-the-match honors with his first professional goal and the cross that set up the game-tying goal … Playoffs: Came on as halftime sub in second leg vs. NY on 11/9 … Champions' Cup: Set up two of Houston's three goals in 3-1 quarterfinal second leg win vs. Municipal on 3/19 by drawing a penalty kick for the second goal and crossing to Chris Wondolowski for the third … Played every minute of the quarterfinal vs. Municipal and the semifinal vs. Saprissa … Open Cup: Played all 120 minutes at Charleston on 7/1 … SuperLiga: Played all five games, including two starts … Scored game-clinching goal as a substitute in 2-0 win vs. Pachuca in semifinal on 7/29 … Champions League: The only Dynamo player to play every minute of all six games … Assisted on Kei Kamara goal in historic road tie at Pumas on 9/30 … Crossed to Chris Wondolowski for opening goal vs. San Francisco on 10/7 … Reserves: Starter when available for MLS Reserve Division champions … Appeared in eight contests, contributing three assists.
2007 MLS: Broke through as a key substitute at left midfield for the MLS Cup champions in his rookie season … Appeared in 22 games, most by a Dynamo rookie, and made six starts … Tied for third on the team with four assists … Made professional debut as a substitute in 1-0 loss vs. NE on 5/19 … Earned first career assist on game-winning goal by Joseph Ngwenya in 2-1 win vs. FCD on 6/3 … Appeared as a substitute in 10 consecutive games from 5/19 to 7/8 before being injured … Returned from injury as a substitute in 3-3 tie at NE on 7/22 … Made first career MLS start in 1-1 tie vs. CLB on 8/25 … Had best game of his career in 4-0 win vs. RSL on 9/8, assisting on all three Nate Jaqua goals in the rout … Playoffs: Did not appear ... SuperLiga: Made international debut as a late substitute in 1-1 draw vs. Monarcas Morelia on 7/29 … Started and played 68 minutes in 1-0 win vs. DC on 8/1 … Entered as a 79th-minute substitute in semifinal match vs. Pachuca on 8/14 but was sent off in extra time for a retaliatory foul … Open Cup: Started match at Charleston on 7/10 but left in the first half due to injury and missed almost two weeks … Reserves: Appeared in seven reserve games, scoring in the team's 2-2 draw vs. FCD on 8/19.
INTERNATIONAL: Called up to United States U-23 national team in 2008 for prestigious Toulon Tournament and appeared in all three games May 21-25 … Represented U.S. at FIFA U-17 World Championships in 2003.
COLLEGE: Attended University of North Carolina … Finished four-year career with 22 goals and 54 points … Led Tar Heels with nine goals as a sophomore in 2004 … Second-team all-ACC; ACC All-Freshman Team, and two-time ACC Player of the Week in 2003.
YOUTH: Beach FC Impact
PERSONAL: If not playing soccer, he would run track … Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan … Enjoys rap and R&B music … Enjoys watching Will Ferrell movies such as "Anchorman" and "Old School" … Had six wisdom teeth - four normal ones, plus two surnumerary teeth - and all were extracted.