Jason Garey

Jason Garey
Jason Garey
Houston Dynamo
Real Name: Jason Robert Garey
HT: 6' 0" WT: 180
Age: 31 (07/19/1984)
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA
Hometown: Gonzales, LA

OUTLOOK: Hard-nosed forward with proven MLS scoring experience acquired in the 2010-11 offseason.

2011 MLS: Appeared in 10 games, making two starts ... Made Dynamo debut as starter in season-opening 1-0 loss vs. PHI on 3/19 ... Also started in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25 ... Open Cup: Started and played all 120 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 as Dynamo were eliminated in qualifying round ... Underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip on 11/15 ... Other: Came off the bench to score final goal from a Brad Davis free kick in 3-0 friendly win vs. Monterrey on 9/4 ... Reserves: Played every minute of all 10 games for Dynamo Reserves and led team with three goals and two assists ... Scored game-winning goal with header from free kick in 1-0 win vs. KC on 4/11 ... Set up Mike Chabala for game-winning goal in 1-0 win at RSL on 5/14 ... Netted second goal of the season with late header in 3-2 loss vs. FCD on 5/29 ... Tapped in game's only goal in 1-0 win vs. RSL on 8/21 ... Set up one of Will Bruin's tallies in 3-0 win vs. CHI on 10/1.

2010 MLS: Appeared in 22 games, making nine starts, and notched two goals and two assists for Columbus, helping the Crew to a third straight playoff appearance … Assisted on opening goal in 2-2 tie at SJ on 6/2 … Scored game-winning goal in first-half stoppage time in 2-1 win vs. CHI on 7/3 … Came off bench to set up only Columbus goal in 3-1 loss at CHV on 7/31 … Also scored game-winner in 3-1 win vs. COL on 8/21 … Playoffs: Appeared as a substitute in both legs of Eastern Conference semifinal series vs. COL … Played 55 minutes as a substitute in second leg, a 2-1 Columbus win that forced the series to extra time … Converted second penalty kick in Crew’s 5-4 shootout loss … 09-10 Champions League: Appeared as a substitute in both legs of quarterfinal series vs. Toluca, a 2-2 draw at home on 3/9 and a 3-2 loss away on 3/17 … Open Cup: Appeared as a substitute in 3-0 quarterfinal win vs. Charleston on 7/6 … Came on as a substitute in semifinal at DC on 9/1, helping the Crew rally to win 2-1 in overtime … Did not appear in the Crew’s 2-1 loss at Seattle in the final … 10-11 Champions League: Appeared in all six games to help Columbus qualify for the quarterfinals, making four starts and notching a goal and an assist … Goal came on a close-range header in 3-0 win vs. Joe Public on 9/14 … Began play that led to game-winning goal from Andres Mendoza in 87th minute of 1-0 win vs. Santos on 9/21 … Assisted on opening goal in 4-1 win at Joe Public on 10/21 with cross to Mendoza.

2009 MLS: Appeared in 15 matches, with eight starts, for Supporters’ Shield winner Columbus … Totaled four goals and two assists in MLS play … Scored the Columbus Goal of the Year in the 53rd minute vs. RSL on 7/18, one of two goals in that game Had two game-winning goals … Playoffs: Made appearances as a substitute in both matches of Eastern Conference semifinal series vs. RSL, including playoff debut on 10/31 at RSL … Open Cup: Started in the Round of 16 match at Rochester … 09-10 Champions League: Started one match and appeared twice as a substitute to help Columbus reach the quarterfinals.

2008 MLS: Appeared in 10 games for Columbus, all as a substitute, as the Crew won the MLS Supporters’ Shield and the MLS Cup titles … Scored three MLS goals, including a two-goal game on 9/6 vs. NE … First goal of the season came on 7/27 at COL … Also scored in friendlies vs. Independiente (Argentina) on 7/9 and West Ham United on 7/20 … Playoffs: Did not see any playoff action … Open Cup: Came on as a substitute and scored a goal in at CHI, in Peoria, Ill., on 6/10 … Reserves: Appeared in 11 games, with 10 starts, and totaled five goals and three assists.

2007 MLS: Appeared in 11 games for the Crew, making five starts … Scored game-winning goal in win at TFC on 9/22 … Other: Scored the Crew’s lone goal in friendly vs. Aston Villa on 7/28 … Reserves: Started all five games in which he appeared and totaled two goals and two assists.

2006 MLS: Appeared in 25 matches, with 18 starts, as a rookie for Columbus … Tied for the team lead with five goals, including three game-winners, and notched two assists … Made MLS debut as a substitute in the season opener at KC on 4/1 … Made first career start on 4/29 … Scored first career goal in 1-0 win at RSL on 5/6 … Had first multi-point game of his career on 9/30 vs. FCD, notching a goal in an assist … Produced another multi-point game on 10/7 at CHI … Open Cup: Started the one match in which he appeared, seeing 72 minutes of action in the Round of 16 at D.C. on 8/1.

COLLEGE: Won the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy as the nation’s top player and won national championship as a senior at Maryland in 2005 to crown outstanding four-year career … Appeared in 96 career games, with 68 starts, and finished with 60 goals and 20 assists for 140 points … 2005: Won Hermann Trophy after tallying 22 goals and seven assists as a member of the 2005 national championship squad … Named ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year … First team NSCAA All-America … First team All-ACC for the second time … Honored as CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year … Repeated as first team Academic All-American … Landed on the NSCAA All-South Atlantic first team … Claimed Sports Illustrated On-Campus Player of the Year for the second consecutive year … 2004: Semifinalist for Hermann Trophy … Totaled 22 goals and nine assists … Third team NSCAA All-America … 2003: Notched 13 goals and three assists in 23 games … 2002: Had three goals and one assist while appearing in 25 games.

AMATEUR: Finished high-school career at St. Amant High School as Louisiana's all-time leading scorer ... Scored a state-record 170 goals and had 52 career assists and was named Louisiana MVP as a senior in 2002 ... Named all-state and all-metro from 2000-02.

PERSONAL: Married wife Meghann in January 2009 … Parents are Rick and Kathleen Garey … Has two sisters and a younger brother … Sister Melissa was a standout soccer player at Texas A&M and for United States youth national teams … Has volunteered on Habitat for Humanity projects… Is an avid and accomplished fisherman… Hails from Gonzales, La., the “Jambalaya Capital of the World," and enjoys cooking the local specialty … Feels strongly about Louisiana roots and has journeyed home to help area rebound in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the BP oil spill in 2010 … Named Columbus Crew Humanitarian of the Year in 2010 for his efforts.

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