OUTLOOK: An original Dynamo player and veteran pillar of Houston's back line.
2011 MLS: Made two appearances, both starts, in MLS play ... First start came in 2-1 loss at TFC on 5/7 ... Started again on 6/11 vs. CHV and helped Houston take lead to break winless streak but suffered a knee injury and left after 56 minutes ... Open Cup: Started and played 86 minutes but left due to injury in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 as Dynamo were eliminated in qualifying round ... Start was his 120th for the Dynamo in all competitions, making him the seventh player in club history to reach that milestone ... Reserves: Dynamo Reserves captain, appearing in nine games and leading defense to five shutouts en route to a second-place finish in the Central/Mountain Division.
2010 MLS: Appeared in 23 of 30 league games, making 19 starts ... Notched one goal and two assists ... Left three different games before halftime due to injury ... Began play that led to Dynamo's first goal in 3-0 win vs. CHV on 4/17, heading a clearance from midfield forward to Corey Ashe who set up Geoff Cameron's goal ... Notched second assist of season in 2-0 win vs. DC on 5/22, dribbling forward to help set up Danny Cruz ... Headed free kick to top right corner to give Houston 2-1 lead in 3-2 loss vs. PHI on 5/29 for first MLS goal since 2007 ... Came off the bench to play 65 minutes and help the Dynamo not allow another goal in 3-0 loss at COL on 8/28 ... Came on as a substitute with Dynamo down 1-0 and helped Houston rally for 3-1 win at DC on 9/25 ... Returned to starting lineup and helped Dynamo post shutout in 1-0 win at SJ on 10/16 ... Started final match of the season and played 66 minutes before leaving due to injury in 2-1 win vs. SEA on 10/23 ... Open Cup: Played all 90 minutes in both games as Dynamo reached quarterfinals ... SuperLiga: Appeared in three of four games as Dynamo reached semifinals ... Other: Played first half in 2-1 friendly win vs. Laredo Heat on 6/10 in inaugural Ryan-Sanders Shootout in Corpus Christi ... Played second half of 4-0 shutout win in Dynamo Charities Cup vs. Aguila on 6/19.
2009 MLS: Missed almost entire season due to pre-season microfracture knee surgery … Made only MLS appearance in final game of season, playing 30 minutes as a substitute in 3-2 win at CHV on 10/25 … Playoffs: Appeared as a substitute in Western Conference final at LA on 11/13 … 08-09 Champions League: Missed first leg vs. Atlante due to red-card suspension … Underwent surgery on eve of second leg … Open Cup: Did not appear due to injury … 09-10 Champions League: Made first competitive appearance of season on 9/22 vs. Árabe Unido and scored opening goal in 11th minute … Played 20 minutes as a substitute in 1-0 loss vs. Pachuca on 9/30 … Played full 90 minutes in 3-2 loss at Isidro Metapán on 10/21.
2008 MLS: Consistent starter at central defender and often paired with Bobby Boswell to help the Dynamo lead the league in goals allowed … Missed seven games due to suspension and another three due to injury … Playoffs: Played all 90 minutes of both legs vs. NY … Champions' Cup: Played in both legs of the quarterfinal series vs. Municipal and the first leg of the semifinal vs. Saprissa, but missed the second leg in Costa Rica due to injury … SuperLiga: Missed almost the entire tournament due to injury, playing 64 minutes at DC on July 19 in his only appearance … Champions League: Saw duty in three games as the Dynamo rested many starters.
2007 MLS: Played in 25 games and recorded two goals and two assists in 2007 while helping the Dynamo set a league record for fewest goals allowed in a season … Scored his first goal of the season from a Richard Mulrooney free kick in 4-3 win vs. RSL on 9/8 … Also scored two games later from a Mulrooney corner kick in 3-0 win at FCD on 9/30 … Ejected for a foul on Kyle Beckerman in the 73rd minute of 1-0 win at RSL on 10/15 and sat out the season finale … Playoffs: Played every minute of the postseason at center back … One of 11 players to receive a card in 4-1, overtime win in second leg of Western Conference semifinal vs. FCD on 11/2 … Champions' Cup: Received two yellow cards and was sent off in the 1-0 loss at Puntarenas in the first leg of the quarterfinals on 2/21 … Returned to play the entire semifinal series against Pachuca … SuperLiga: Started every match in the tournament's inaugural season … Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in 1-0 win vs. Club América on 7/25 … Scored emotional game-tying goal in semifinal vs. Pachuca on 8/14, heading in a Richard Mulrooney free kick in the 83rd minute.
2006 MLS: Started 24 games for MLS Cup champions … MLS All-Star … Scored goals on 6/3 vs. LA and on 7/15 at KC … Played second half of 2006 MLS All-Star Game vs. Chelsea on 8/5 and made key sliding block on goal line to preserve 1-0 MLS win ... Ejected on 9/3 at DC after two yellow cards in 4-2 loss … Playoffs: Assisted Brian Ching on series-winning goal vs. CHV on 10/29 … Played all 120 minutes as Dynamo won 2006 MLS Cup in a shootout over New England … Open Cup: Scored on 8/2 against the Carolina Dynamo in the fourth round … Also scored on 8/23 vs. Dallas in 3-0 quarterfinal win … Received yellow card at LA in 3-1 semifinal loss on 9/6.
2005 MLS: Had the finest season of his MLS career, playing in a career-high 29 games and playing a career-high 2,450 minutes … Scored one goal and registered one assist … Leading member of top defense in league (31 goals allowed) … Missed match on 4/9 vs. CHV due to red-card suspension … Left the match in the 75th minute due to right groin strain on 6/12 at CHV … Left match on 7/2 at FCD with right hamstring strain … Scored first goal of 2005 and first since 9/20/03 on 7/9 at CLB … Notched first assist of season and earned yellow card on 9/17 at CHV … Missed matches on 10/1 at NE and on 10/8 vs. RSL due to red-card suspension and caution points accumulation … Playoffs: Played all 180 minutes of playoff series vs. LA … Open Cup: Played 90 minutes on 8/3 at Portland and on 8/24 vs. LA … Reserves: Played 90 minutes vs. CHV on 4/9 in only reserve league appearance.
2004 MLS: Winner of Earthquakes Geneva McAlavey Community Service Award … Left match in 22nd minute on 4/24 at COL with ruptured tendon of left hamstring muscle … Had surgery on 4/29 to repair ruptured tendon of left hamstring … Returned to MLS action on 8/28 vs. COL as sub in 80th minute … Made first start since 4/24 and played 90 minutes on 9/25 vs. LA … Received yellow card and then left game with left knee sprain on 10/2 at COL … Playoffs: Made one appearance as a substitute in series loss to KC … Open Cup: Entered match at KC on 8/24 in 76th minute for first field play since 4/24.
2003 MLS: Missed 10 games due to right hamstring strain … Started first match of season on 5/31 vs. CHI but left with right hamstring injury in 37th minute … Returned to lineup after injury and played full 100 minutes on 7/5 vs. CHI … Netted first goal of season on 9/20 at KC … Forced to miss five more games due to MCL sprain in left knee … Playoffs: Played 96 minutes on 11/9 vs. LA … Played 117 minutes on 11/15 vs. KC … Played full 90 minutes in MLS Cup win vs. CHI on 11/23 … Champions' Cup: Played 90 minutes on 3/16 at CSD Municipal … Missed match vs. CSD Municipal on 3/26 with right hamstring strain … Open Cup: Played 90 minutes on 8/5 at Seattle.
2002 MLS: Enjoyed a breakout season, appearing in 19 games after playing in just one match the year before … Scored the first two goals of his MLS career from corner kicks and registered one assist … Made debut at Spartan Stadium as a sub vs. COL on 4/20 … Registered an assist on 7/20 vs. FCD … Scored first MLS goal at KC on 7/27 … Scored goal vs. CLB on 9/7 … Playoffs: Played 90 minutes on 9/25 vs. CLB … Played 90 minutes on 9/28 at CLB … Champions' Cup: Made 2002 debut for San Jose by entering as a sub in 70th minute on 4/17 at Pachuca … Entered as a sub in the 46th minute and received a yellow card on 4/24 vs. Pachuca … U.S. Open Cup: Received red card on 7/17 at Seattle … Missed match on 8/7 vs. LA due to resulting suspension.
2001 MLS: A tough defensive player, Robinson made solid improvement throughout his rookie season in MLS … Made MLS and Earthquakes debut on 4/21 at MIA, starting and playing 88 minutes.
INTERNATIONAL: United States international (1 cap, 1 goal) … 2008: Made international debut on 1/19 and scored in the 15th minute of 2-0 win vs. Sweden in Carson, Calif. … Called into camp but did not dress for the friendly vs. Mexico in Houston on 2/6 … 2002: Called into camp and made the 18-man roster for friendly vs. El Salvador on 11/17 but did not see action.
COLLEGE: Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection for North Carolina … Netted a career-high three goals and added two assists to total eight points … Ended Tar Heel career with four goals and 16 points in 73 games … 1999: Appeared in 17 games, scoring one goal and collecting two assists … Netted game-winning goal in Carolina's 3-2 win at Davidson on 10/17 … 1998: Played in 18 games, starting 17 … Tallied three assists on the season.
YOUTH: 78 Greensboro SC
PERSONAL: Married wife Kim in North Carolina in 2005, and they have two daughters, Avery and Reese … NSCAA-Umbro All-American as senior at Page High School in Greensboro, NC … Inducted into Greensboro Youth Soccer Hall of Fame in February 2009 … Majored in management and society … NASCAR fan … Favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt Jr. … Started playing soccer at age 5 … Video game enthusiast, especially golf for PlayStation3 and XBox … Loves The Food Network, and his favorite show is "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" … Favorite soccer memory is first cap and first goal for U.S. national team against Sweden … If not soccer, would play lacrosse because he is physical … Is said to be a lot nicer "off the field" … loves golf.