How Acquired: Acquired Feb. 11, 2013 from the Portland Timbers, in exchange for allocation money
The 2013 season marks Eric Alexander’s first with the Red Bulls and fourth in MLS. He was selected 44th overall by FC Dallas in the third round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
2013: Made his Red Bulls debut when he subbed on in the final minute of the season-opener against the Timbers on Mar. 3. Earned his first MLS start and scored his first New York goal one week later on Mar. 10 in a 2-1 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes. Snagged an assist during the Apr. 20, 4-1 win over the Revolution when he slipped a pass to Jonny Steele, who scored his first goal as a Red Bull. Earned his second assist of the season on June 30, when he sent a perfect through ball to a charging Fabian Espindola to put the Red Bulls ahead early in what ultimately amounted to a 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. Scored his second goal of the season after he took a pass from Thierry Henry and chopped up the Montreal defense to register the first goal in New York's 4-0 win over the Montreal Impact. Scored his third goal of the season when he opened up the scoring in New York's 4-1 win over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, Sept. 8.
2012: Picked up a career-high six assists in 24 appearances with the Timbers, 14 of which were starts. Also logged a career-best 1,302 minutes, 26 shots, and seven shots on frame.
2011: After starting in 16 of FC Dallas’ 22 matches, Alexander was traded to the Portland Timbers in exchange for defender/midfielder Jeremy Hall on Aug. 9. Alexander earned his first start as a Timber in a Sept. 24 match against the Red Bulls, before subbing off at halftime.
2010: Made his MLS debut on Mar. 27 as a sub, logging 35 minutes in Dallas’ 1-1 draw against Houston. Alexander made his first MLS start nearly four months to the day, when he debuted in the Starting XI against the Colorado Rapids on July 31 in a 1-1 finale. Registered his first career goal and assist on the same day in Dallas’ 3-1 win over DC United on Aug. 14. Followed up that performance with another one-goal, one-assist outing on Sept. 16 against the Red Bulls in a 2-2 draw. Closed out his first season in MLS with two goals and three assists, starting in 12 of his 17 appearances, and logging 1,054 minutes of playing time.
Collegiate/Club: Appeared in 91 matches and made 80 starts, finishing with 12 goals and 13 assists with the Indiana Hoosiers. Was a two-time, second team All-Big Ten selection, first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2007, and a unanimous pick for the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2006. Was also a standout in the classroom as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. In his freshman year (2006), Alexander was recognized as the best freshman in the country by ESPN Soccernet.