Versatile player who can play across midfield; spent 2012-15 with the Chicago Fire after three seasons in Switzerland. Earned 2016 Dynamo MVP and Players' Player of the Year Awards.
2017 MLS: Led the Dynamo with a career-best 11 assists this season, including three game-winning assists ... Made five appearances and four starts in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs ... Played in 32 games and had 28 starts during the regular season ... Missed a 1-0 loss at San Jose Earthquakes on September 16 due to the accumulation of yellow cards ... Missed his first game of the season in a 3-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on August 12 due to a double yellow card in a 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake on August 5 ... First Dynamo player to give three assists in one game since 2011 in a 3-1 win at D.C. United on July 22 ... Nominated to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game ... Scored his second goal of the season in a 3-1 win vs. Montreal Impact on July 5 ... Scored his first goal of the season and dished his seventh assist of the year in his 100th start in a 5-1 win vs. Real Salt Lake on May 31 ... Made his 50th start with the Dynamo at Atlanta on May 20 ... Named to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 10, week 11, week 20 ... Had a career-high two assists in 3-1 win over Columbus Crew SC on March 11 and 4-0 win over Orlando City SC on May 6 ... Assisted on the first MLS goal for both FW Romell Quioto and FW Alberth Elis ... OPEN CUP: Started and played 68 minutes in a 2-0 loss in the Round of 16 against Sporting Kansas City on June 28
2016 MLS: Set MLS career highs in goals (5), minutes (2,476), and starts (29) … Nominated for MLS Goal of the Week when he scored for the third consecutive game, and his fifth goal of the season, the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on 9/17 … Recorded two goals and one assist in two U.S. Open Cup games
2015 MLS: Made 16 appearances, starting 9 matches ... Made one substitute appearance for Chicago before being traded to Houston on April 13 … Made Dynamo debut as a substitute at Portland Timbers on 6/20 ... Scored first goal of the season in the 56th minute vs. former team Chicago Fire on 7/3 ... Scored game-winning goal in the 76th minute vs. San Jose Earthquakes on 8/8
2014 MLS: Made 28 regular season appearances, starting 24 matches. Assisted on Mike Magee’s equalizing goal in the 40th minute of a 1-1 draw at Sporting Kansas City on July 6. Showed his versatility as he was utilized in a multitude of positions, serving as a midfielder, a withdrawn forward and even as the left back throughout the year.
2013 MLS: Made 30 appearances, starting 18 matches. Scored a 86th minute game-winner in a 3-2 victory against the New England Revolution on Sept. 14…assisted on Mike Magee’s goal in the 42nd minute on Oct. 12 on the road at FC Dallas … Open Cup: Started all four of the Fire’s Open Cup matches.
2012 MLS: Signed on a free transfer on April 26, 2012 … Made 17 appearances, staring six and scoring two goals in his first season with the Fire… Scored his first goal with the Chicago Fire in the 93rd minute of a 3-1 victory over HOU 9/2… Scored in the 61st minute of a 3-1 comeback victory over MON 9/15… MLS CUP PLAYOFFS: Entered the match in the 46th minute…Scored in the 83rd minute of the Fire’s 2-1 loss to HOU in the Eastern Conference Knockout Match 10/31 … Other: Played the full 90 minutes of the Fire’s 1-0 loss to English Premier League side Aston Villa 7/21 … Started and went 78 minutes while providing the assist of Michael Videira’s equalizer in a 2-2 draw with Club Santos Laguna 9/8 … Reserve League: Made two appearances, starting once over 128 minutes
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Made 12 appearances, starting 11 while tallying two goals during Swiss Challenge League side FC Wohlen after signing with them in 2011 … Scored a 71st minute goal in a 3-1 victory 11/19/11 at Etoile Carouge … Scored in the 89th minute of a 5-2 victory 7/25/11 vs. Locarno … Tallied an 83rd minute strike in a 5-1 win 10/16/11 at Cham ... Transferred to FC Wohlen ahead of the 2010-11 season appeared in 23 matches, starting 21 while tallying four goals and helping Wohlen to a 10th place finish in the Swiss Challenge League … Scored two goals, including the game winner in a 5-2 victory 5/25/11 vs. FC Schaffhausen … Scored the 10th minute winner in a 5-0 victory 5/14/11 at Vaduz … Scored a 31st minute equalizer in a 2-1 come-from-behind win 5/11/11 at Wil ... Appeared in 19 matches, starting 15 while scoring two goals for FC Gossau with Swiss Challenge League side Gossau after signing with them in 2009 … Scored a 45th minute goal in a 3-1 loss 8/9/09 vs. FC Wohlen … Scored an 87th minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Locarno on 8/14/09
PERSONAL: Full name is Alexandre Monteiro De Lima