OUTLOOK: Physically imposing midfielder who joined Dynamo early in 2011 season and is a fixture for Jamaica national team.
2012 MLS: Missed games against Philadelphia (6/30), Chicago (7/3) and Kansas City (7/7) with an abductor strain ... Made first substitute appearance of the year in 3-3 draw vs. Toronto on 6/20 ... Started eleven game this season, going full time four times ... Missed 3-1 loss at Vancouver on 6/10 while on international duty, returned to start vs. Dallas in 2-1 win on 6/16 ... Played 90 minutes in 1-0 win at Chivas USA on 3/11 and 1-0 win at San Jose on 3/17... Started and played 67 minutes in 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders on 3/23 ... Playoffs: Did not appear ... 2012-13 CCL: Scored goal and played 90 minutes in 3-1 win at C.D. FAS on Aug. 22 ... Played 90 minutes in 1-1 draw at Olimpia on Aug. 30 ... Played 58 minutes in 4-0 win over C.D. FAS on Sept. 20 ... Played final 45 minutes in 1-1 draw vs. Olimpia on Oct. 23 at BBVA Compass Stadium ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not appear ... Reserves: Played 44 minutes as a substitute in 2-2 draw at Colorado on 5/23, scored goal in 49th minute.
2011 MLS: Early-season acquisition appeared in 22 games, making 11 starts and contributing a goal and two assists ... Made Dynamo debut as substitute in 1-1 tie at CHI on 4/23 ... Made first Houston start, stepping into central midfield, and assisted on Dynamo's only goal in 2-1 loss vs. COL on 5/4 ... Moved to right midfield but stayed in starting lineup for next game and again set up Houston's only goal in 2-1 loss at TFC on 5/7 ... Also started in 2-2 tie vs. FCD on 5/28 ... Returned from Gold Cup to start in midfield and fed Brian Ching to set up a penalty kick in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 ... Ejected after receiving two yellow cards in 3-0 loss at CHV on 7/23 ... Appeared as sub in 2-1 win vs. POR on 8/14 before starting in 1-1 tie at NE on 8/17 and 3-2 win vs. RSL on 8/20 ... Returned to starting lineup and notched first MLS goal, heading in a cross from countryman Jermaine Taylor, in 2-2 tie at CLB on 9/14 ... Playoffs: Appeared in both legs of conference semifinal series, making postseason debut in the process, and helped Dynamo close out a pair of one-goal wins at PHI on 10/30 and vs. PHI on 11/3 ... Also came on as a sub in MLS Cup final at LA on 11/20.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Standout midfielder and influential captain for Sporting Central in Jamaica.
INTERNATIONAL: Jamaica international (21 caps) …2012: Came on as sub in 84th minute of 4-1 win over Antigua and Barbuda ... Started and played 42 minutes in 2-1 loss to Guatemala on 10/12 ... Played 90 minutes in 2-1 WC qualifier win over USA on 9/7 and 75 minutes in 1-0 loss to USA on 9/11 ... Started, played 76 minutes and picked up a yellow card in a 2-0 win over El Salvador (8/15) ... Started, played 90 minutes in 0-0 draw in World Cup qualifying at Antigua and Barbuda ... Started, played 90 minutes and provided an assist in 2-1 win in World Cup qualifying match vs. Guatemala on 6/8 ... Started and played 86 minutes in a 2-1 loss at Panama on June 1 ... Started and played 67 minutes in a 0-0 draw in Kingston against Costa Rica on 3/21 ... Started and played 82 minutes in 3-2 friendly win over New Zealand on 2/28 …2011: Started friendly matches against Venezuela (3/25), El Salvador (3/29), and Ecuador (9/2) … Named to Jamaican roster for 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup … Came on as sub and assisted final goal in tournament-opening 4-0 win vs. Grenada on 6/5 ... Played 90 minutes in 1-0 win over Honduras on 6/13 to clinch group title ... Appeared as a sub in quarterfinal loss at U.S. on 6/19 ... Played final 19 minutes as a substitute in 2-1 loss at Honduras on 10/11 ... 2010: Made three appearances in friendlies, facing Argentina on 2/10, South Africa on 4/28, and Costa Rica on 9/5 … 2009: Played 74 minutes in friendly at St. Kitts & Nevis on 8/16 … 2008: Made international debut as substitute in 0-0 tie vs. El Salvador in Frisco, Texas, on 7/26 … Also appeared as sub in World Cup Qualifying loss at Honduras on 9/10.
PERSONAL: Began playing soccer at age 8 … Admires French midfielder Patrick Vieira … Greatest accomplishment outside of soccer is passing Caribbean Examinations Council exams.
CORPORATE TEAMMATE: Embassy Suites Downtown