Birthdate: Oct. 17, 1994
Status: Academy U-18
Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA
High School: Fort Bend Bush, 2013
OUTLOOK: Quick, creative, explosive attacking player who has progressed up from the Junior Academy to the competitive teams.
2011 EUROVOETBAL: Regular attacking weapon for U-17 squad that competed in prestigious Eurovoetbal Tournament in the Netherlands ... Appeared in five of six games, making one start ... Had a goal and an assist in 5-0 pre-tournament friendly win vs. Groningen regional team on 6/5.
2010-11 USSF: Regular on the wing for U-16 squad that qualified for USSF playoffs ... Appeared in 22 of 26 games, making 11 starts, and scored one goal ... Credited with five assists ... His only goal was the game-winner in 3-1 win vs. Classics Elite on 4/30.
2010 SUM U-17 CUP: Contributed one goal and one assist in only 85 minutes in helping the Dynamo to their best ever finish, third place, at the SUM Cup … Made his lone start of the tournament in the opener vs. Toronto on 7/23 … Set up second goal with left-footed cross to Isaiah Noreiga and scored third with one-time, right-footed finish … Also appeared as a substitute in 3-1 win vs. NE on 7/24 and 1-1 semifinal tie vs. Real Salt Lake on 7/27.
2010 DALLAS CUP: Major part of U-16 squad that won Dallas Cup title … Scored game-winning goal in dramatic fashion in 1-0 win vs. CFI Guadalajara on 3/30, scoring in the 78th minute for Houston’s first win of the tournament … Appeared as second half substitute and was on the field for game-winning goal in 2-1 win vs. Santa Clara Sporting in the championship game on 4/4.
2009-10 USSF: Did not play first game with U-16 squad until April but tied for team lead with five goals in only 701 minutes … Provided more than one-third of team’s offense over final 12 games, playing in all 12 and making eight starts … Made USSF Development Academy debut on 4/10 in 2-0 loss at Solar … Scored first ever USSF goal when he netted opener in 5-3 loss vs. Andromeda on 4/25 … Caught fire at Spring Showcase in Sarasota, Fla., scoring four goals in final two games … Netted twice off of Isaiah Noreiga assists in 3-1 win vs. Virginia Rush on 5/29 … Scored two more goals in 5-2 rout of Richmond Strikers on 5/31 to finish season in style.
OTHER ACADEMY: 2010: Played final 25 minutes of 0-0 tie vs. U.S. U-17 national team on 5/22 at Robertson Stadium ... 2009: Part of the Dynamo U-16 squad that traveled to El Salvador in July-August to play two games against the El Salvador national team and two games against Dynamo Academy partner FESA.
PERSONAL: Brother, Brandon, a 1997 birthday, is part of the Dynamo Pre-Academy.