Aaron Long

Aaron Long
Aaron Long
Aaron Long
Defender
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Real Name: Aaron Long
HT: 6' 1" WT: 190
Age: 26 (10/12/1992)
Birthplace: Oak Hills, California
Hometown: Oak Hills, California

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018:  Started in 31 of 34 matches he has appeared in ... named the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year ... became the first player in franchise history to garner the award … recorded a career-best three goals and two assists ... tallied his first career MLS assist at Toronto FC on July 1 ... has helped anchor a backline that has recorded 14 clean sheets, including four of the last five matches. CCL: Started all six matches ... was a part of a defense that tallied three shutouts. Open Cup: Appeared against NYCFC and scored a goal on June 6. All-Star: Was named a 2018 MLS All-Star ...started and played 62 minutes vs. Juventus in the MLS All-Star Match, which was the most by any player in the game. International: Was called into his first ever United States Men's National team camp in September for international friendlies against Brazil and Mexico ... earned his first career cap against Peru on October 17, starting and playing the full 90 minutes. Playoffs: Started both semifinal matches ... assisted opening goal in Leg 2 of Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Columbus.

2017: Started 30 of 31 matches in his first MLS season ... recorded one goal and tallied the most playing time among Red Bulls defenders with 2659 minutes ... anchored a backline that posted 10 regular-season shutouts, two MLS playoff clean sheets and blanked two opponents in the Open Cup ... made MLS debut in season opener vs ATL on March 5... scored his first MLS goal against FC Dallas on Sept. 2. CCL: Played both legs of QF series against Vancouver. Open Cup: Started and played all five matches. Playoffs: Started and played all three games ... helped blank Toronto FC in Leg Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at BMO Field ... it was just the second time in 2017 that Toronto FC was held scoreless at home.

2016: Signed by the New York Red Bulls II and played in 22 games, scoring twice before being acquired on loan by the first team on September 16… Made his first team debut in the CONCACAF Champions League game against Alianza FC on August 16, 2016.

2015: Played for Seattle Sounders FC II, recording 27 appearances and one goal.

2014: Drafted 36th overall by the Portland Timbers in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft… Played on a loan for Sacramento Republic and Orange Country Blues… Signed with the Seattle Sounders in July 2014 but didn’t appear for the first team.

INTERNATIONAL

Was called into his first United States Men's National team camp in September of 2018 for the Brazil and Mexico matches ... earned a call back for USMNT's October camp as they faced Colombia and Peru ... recorded his first career cap against Peru on October 17 as he started and played the full 90 minutes.

COLLEGE

Four-year starter at the University of California, Riverside from 2010-2013… Made 71 appearances, scoring 13 goals and recording five assists… Named to the All-Big West First and Second Team in his junior and senior year.

YOUTH

Played with the USL PDL club FC Tucson during his junior and senior year of college… Made 17 appearances, scoring 3 goals.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2018NY Red Bulls3431328062231023010
2017NY Red Bulls313012659022820030
2016NY Red Bulls00000000000
2014Seattle Sounders FC00000000000
2014Portland Timbers00000000000
Career Totals-6561454652451843040
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