Brad Evans
American soccer player
Brad Evans
Brad Evans is an American footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders FC. Born in Phoenix, Evans was drafted out of University of California, Irvine in the second round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew, where he stayed for 2 seasons before being selected in the Expansion Draft by the Sounders in 2008. He won "Player of the Week" honors in October 2012 for a 2-goal performance against FC Dallas.
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2013 file photo shows United States' Clint Dempsey pausing after missing a chance to score against Costa Rica at a 2014 World Cup qualifier soccer match in San Jose, Costa Rica. Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman, Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi
Yahoo News - about 1 year
FILE - This Sept. 6, 2013 file photo shows United States' Clint Dempsey pausing after missing a chance to score against Costa Rica at a 2014 World Cup qualifier soccer match in San Jose, Costa Rica. Dempsey, Kyle Beckerman, Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi and Brad Evans were among the veteran players left off Klinsmann's training camp roster ahead of exhibition games against Iceland and Canada. Eleven players on the youth-filled roster announced Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2015 are eligible to play for the American under-23 team, which faces Colombia in a two-leg playoff in March for a berth in this year's Olympics. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, file)
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World Cup: Brad Evans looks to hold down USMNT spot while grooming DeAndre Yedlin for future
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Evans solidified his reputation under Jurgen Klinsmann after helping the US through World Cup qualifying – his game-winner at Jamaica on June 7 being the shining bullet point on the résumé. That said, Evans doesn't play right back for the Seattle Sounders. But DeAndre Yedlin does.
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Tom Brady Throws Tantum, Argues With Refs During Patriots-Broncos Game (VIDEO)
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For the second week in a row, Tom Brady had a hard time managing his anger. Early in the overtime session against the Broncos on Sunday night, Brady ran over to the refs and started screaming at them after throwing an incomplete pass to Kenbrell Thompkins. Although Brady appeared to have a case for wanting a pass interference, some on Twitter criticized the Patriots quarterback for throwing another tantrum. I like Tom Brady a lot. But he looks spoiled and entitled with his over-the-top complaining. — Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) November 25, 2013 I can only imagine the warpath Tom Brady goes on when he abruptly runs out of hair product. — Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) November 25, 2013 How does Brady get away with screaming at the refs like that? — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) November 25, 2013 I don't think that was a horrible missed DPI and I think Brady risked getting 15 yards with that screaming at refs nonsense. #FOAud — Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) Nove ...
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ExtraTime Radio: Brad Evans says the Seattle Sounders are Cascadia underdogs, plus Sporting KC's Peter Vermes
Yahoo News - over 3 years
The MLS Cup Playoffs are upon us and the guys are back to reflect on Wednesday's pressure-relieving win for the Seattle Sounders and look ahead to what promises to be a thrilling weekend. Plus, there's a new member of the ExtraTime Radio family. First up it's Sounders captain Brad Evans, who explains why Seattle didn't feel any internal pressure against Colorado then labels his side the underdog with a Cascadia Clash against the Timbers on the horizon. Sporting Kansas City head coach Peter Vermes is next, and despite being a New Jersey native and former New York player, he lays out why he was rooting for the Chicago Fire last Sunday.
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Plenty to Play for in USMNT's Final Two World Cup Qualifiers
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Despite wrapping up qualification for the 2014 World Cup last month against arch-rival Mexico, there's no shortage of storylines as the United States men's national soccer team heads into their final two matches of the CONCACAF qualifying hexagonal. Here are a few things to look for as the Americans take on Jamaica Friday night in Kansas City and then head to Panama for a road match on Tuesday. Competition for 23-man World Cup Roster Following a busy summer with plenty of call-ups and playing time to go around, the roster puzzle for Brazil is beginning to come into focus. Assuming the injured Omar Gonzalez, Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson and Clarence Goodson are all fit and automatic selections, at least two players from this 20-man squad are still likely to be left home. Of those selected, Terrance Boyd and Sacha Kljestan find themselves most on the fringe and looking to make a strong impression. I'd especially expect Kljestan to get a start in at least one of the ma ...
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Sounders lose Evans, Johnson to national team
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After struggling through a third straight winless game Saturday, Seattle Sounders FC suffered the loss of two starters on Sunday, as goals-leader Eddie Johnson and starting midfielder Brad Evans were called in to the United States national team.
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USMNT: With Brad Evans injured, Michael Parkhurst wants to seize opportunity at right back
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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Jurgen Klinsmann’s edict seemed unwavering: If you’re not playing for your club, you won’t be playing for your country.But sometime exceptions – especially when injury troubles gut the ranks of viable, club-seasoned options – have to be made. Fortunately for Michael Parkhurst, the US national team's need for a right back ahead of matches against Costa Rica and Mexico trumped his lack of match sharpness at Bundesliga side Augsburg. ...
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Talking Michael Parkhurst, Brad Evans and U.S. right back situation
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It’s getting a little easier to decipher Jurgen Klinsmann’s depth chart:
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Timbers-Sounders Preview
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TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) -- Aside from his head coach, Brad Evans is about the only one who has been there for all the moments, games and events that have helped define the Seattle Sounders and the wild success of the franchise.
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Klinsmann Talks Dempsey's MLS Return
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By Avi Creditor, Goal.com The U.S. boss made his first public comments since Clint Dempsey's return to MLS, saying it is exciting for everyone in the USA but that his captain must maintain his high level. In his first public comments on Clint Dempsey's move back to Major League Soccer, U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann expressed his excitement for MLS while also warning that Dempsey has to ensure he keeps his high standard of play following the move. Klinsmann, who has not been shy about expressing his wish for his players to be tested at the highest level possible while pushing themselves out of their own comfort zones, issued his remarks on U.S. Soccer's official website following the release of his roster for Wednesday's friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo. “It’s been a huge week. Having Clint back in the United States and joining MLS is big and I think everyone in the U.S. is excited about the news," Klinsmann said. "I am thrilled for MLS, because you ...
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Brad Evans starting to feel at home with USMNT, bemused by Clint Dempsey absence
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SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Brad Evans now plays on the same club team with USMNT captain Clint Dempsey, but the Seattle Sounders midfielder still raised an eyebrow at the fact that Deuce did not travel with him to Sarajevo for Wednesday's international friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo (2:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and UniMas, live chat on MLSsoccer.com).
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WATCH: Clint Dempsey Makes Sounders Debut (Nearly Scores)
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By Goal.com The Seattle Sounders had a big night in Toronto, claiming three points on the road with a 2-1 win over TFC, while also seeing the first outing of U.S. national team captain Clint Dempsey in a Sounder shirt. The Sounders took an early lead when Brad Evans found Eddie Johnson making a run into the back post. Johnson headed back across goal to Mauro Rosales, who was free to smash the ball home with his left foot. Dempsey, who started on the bench, made his debut earlier than expected. An injury to Obafemi Martins saw the forward forced from action and Dempsey entered as his replacement in the 34th minute. Dempsey nearly got on the board with his first touch of the game just minutes later, as he, Johnson and Rosales broke forward against two Toronto defenders, with Johnson laying the ball off for Dempsey just outside the box. A stepover seemed to have opened up space for the shot, but Ashtone Morgan did very well to recover and kill off the chance. The ...
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10 No-Name American Soccer Players Who Have A Chance At Making It To The World Cup Next Year
Business Insider - over 3 years
A year is a long time in international soccer. Think about it: 12 months ago, if we told you that the U.S. would be starting Brad Evans and DaMarcus Beasley at fullback, and that Matt Besler would be the U.S.’s best center-back, you probably would have laughed at us. So who knows what can happen between now and World Cup 2014? To that end, here are 10 players who currently have zero caps—nada—for the U.S., who could conceivably be sitting on a Brazil-bound plane next June as part of Klinsmann’s 23-man roster. MIKE MAGEE How does a 28-year-old midfielder with Magee’s scoring record have zero appearances for the U.S. national team? Is he secretly Canadian or something? Maybe the move to Chicago will shine a light on the man’s talents at just the right time. Bonus reason to take Magee: emergency goalie.    JACK MCINERNEY This pacy rascal can’t stop poaching goals in MLS. In fact, the only way to stop the 20-year-old hurting MLS defenses was to get him on the U.S. r ...
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17 Reasons Why US Men's Soccer Dominated June
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Faced with three crucial World Cup qualifiers in the space of eleven days, the Americans ran the table and now sit atop the table. ASN editor in chief John Godfrey explores how it all happened. #17: Stuart Holden Came Back Sure, he only saw a few minutes of action, but seeing Holden in the 18 lifted everybody's spirits. The Gold Cup is up next, and we'll all be watching Holden—and rooting for a continued recovery. #16: Jeff Carlisle Spied for his Homeland You thought he was an affable, mild-mannered ESPN soccer writer. You were wrong. Jeff Carlisle's espionage was directly responsible for at least two of the three points the U.S. earned against Honduras. (Editor's note: a Honduran newspaper accused Carlisle of spying on the Honduran national team when he went to report on their training session) #15: The Team Bonded The diaspora that is the U.S. men's soccer team usually means that the players only get a few days to train together. But this time around they came together ...
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Brad Evans, Eddie Johnson, Mario Martinez unsure of roles upon return to Seattle Sounders
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TUKWILA, Wash. – Three national team starters returned to Seattle Sounders training on Thursday facing relative levels of uncertainty.
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World Cup Qualifying: U.S. vs. Honduras
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By Seth Vertelney, Goal.com SALT LAKE CITY -- On the surface, it seems that Honduras is more than just depleted for its game against the USA Tuesday, it's decimated. It isn't just the number of players missing, it's the quality. Vital performers Boniek Garcia and Maynor Figueroa are injured, while hulking defender Victor Bernardez and defensive midfielder Luis Garrido are suspended. If the forced absences weren't enough, forward Jerry Bengtson has left the team after a spat with manager Luis Fernando Suárez, following the coach's decision to bench the New England Revolution forward in the team's last qualifier against Jamaica. While the U.S. may be quietly doing fist pumps and celebrating its good fortune, the team is understandably taking a more muted approach in public. "It won't impact how we approach it at all," U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley told reporters before training Monday. "It's still Honduras and it's still 90 minutes to go out and try to win the ...
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United States national team soccer player Brad Evans, left, ties his shoes for a practice session at CenturyLink Field on Monday, June 10, 2013, in Seattle. The United States is scheduled to face Panama on Tuesday, June 11, in a World Cup qualifier soccer
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United States national team soccer player Brad Evans, left, ties his shoes for a practice session at CenturyLink Field on Monday, June 10, 2013, in Seattle. The United States is scheduled to face Panama on Tuesday, June 11, in a World Cup qualifier soccer match. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brad Evans
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 28
    He was later called to play during 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, being an unused substitute in a loss to Honduras.
    More Details Hide Details United States coach Jürgen Klinsmann added Evans to his camp roster for May and June, where he used the Sounders midfielder as a late-game substitute in a loss to Belgium and let Evans start against Germany during the centennial celebrations for the United States Soccer Federation, a 4 - 3 win in Washington, D.C. Klinsmann started Evans during a friendly against Germany and a qualification match against Jamaica as a right back instead of his usual midfield positions, which proved beneficial as he scored his first international goal in the latter match, a 2 - 1 win for the United States in stoppage time.
  • 2012
    Age 26
    He was a second half substitute in 1–0 friendly wins over Venezuela in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona and Panama in January 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Evans was named to the January 2013 training camp for the national team and played in a 0–0 friendly against Canada at BBVA Compass Stadium.
    Evans began the 2012 season by scoring in the Champions League Quarterfinals in a 2–1 win over Santos Laguna, later losing 7–3 on aggregate and being eliminated from the tournament.
    More Details Hide Details He was initially named a secondary captain behind Mauro Rosales, but declined in favor of giving the vice-captaincy to Fredy Montero. Evans started the first two matches of the MLS season in March and scored in a 2–0 win over Houston from a penalty before injuring his hamstring and missing the next match, a 1–0 loss to San Jose. The midfielder scored a goal in a 4–1 Open Cup semifinal victory over Chivas USA and provided an assist in a 2–2 draw with New York in July; as well as recording an assist in a 2–0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, and a goal in a 6–2 win over Chivas USA in August. He also scored the game-winning goal in a 3–2 win over Marathón in September to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Evans earned his first "Player of the Week" award for playing as a defender after Zach Scott's red card 30 minutes into an eventual 0–0 draw with Real Salt Lake and 2 goals in a 3–1 win over Dallas. He played 90 minutes in all 4 MLS Cup Playoff matches as the Sounders advanced to the Conference Final for the first time in franchise history, but lost 3–2 on aggregate to eventual champions Los Angeles Galaxy. The midfielder played for the Sounders in 29 MLS matches and totaled 4 goals and 4 assists, with 39 appearances and 6 goals in all competitions.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    Three days after winning the MLS Cup, Evans was selected by Seattle Sounders FC with the tenth pick in the Expansion Draft, later being reunited with coach Sigi Schmid. He started the first match in club history on March 19, a 3–0 win over the New York Red Bulls as he scored the second goal in the 24th minute from a Fredy Montero pass, finishing between the legs of New York goalkeeper Danny Cepero to begin the 2009 season.
    More Details Hide Details Evans became a regular starter for the first-year Sounders, starting 27 of his 29 MLS appearances and scored two more goals, against San Jose in April and FC Dallas in October, to finish as the team's 4th top goalscorer, behind Montero, Nate Jaqua, and Steve Zakuani. Evans played in the last 12 minutes of the U.S. Open Cup Final as the Sounders won their first trophy by defeating a 10-man D.C. United 2–1 on September 2. He also played in both playoff matches as the Sounders lost 1–0 on aggregate to the Houston Dynamo in the Conference Semifinal. Evans began the 2010 season by scoring in a 2–0 win over the expansion team Philadelphia Union in the 12th minute from a pass from Steve Zakuani. Evans would not score for the rest of the season in MLS play, but assisted on Michael Fucito's goal in a 1–0 over the Kansas City Wizards in April via a throw-in and on Steve Zakuani's goal in a 3–0 win over the New England Revolution. After a 3–2 loss to D.C. United in June, Evans suffered a knee injury and was forced to not play until the next season. The midfielder returned for the 2011 season and played 71 minutes in a 1–1 draw with the Houston Dynamo in late March, missing the first 2 matches of the season. He earned "Team of the Week" honors for a two-goal and assist performance against Toronto FC on April 30.
  • 2008
    Age 22
    Evans played in 26 games for the Crew during the 2008 season and scored the final goal in a 3–2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes in May for his first MLS goal.
    More Details Hide Details The midfielder went on to score 4 more goals, including the MLS Goal of the Week during the final week of the regular season in a 1–0 win over D.C. United. He helped Columbus win the MLS Cup, starting in all 4 playoff games and scoring in a 2–0 win over the Kansas City Wizards in the Conference Semifinals. Evans started and played minutes during the MLS Cup final, a 3–1 win over the New York Red Bulls on November 23.
  • 2007
    Age 21
    The midfielder made his MLS debut on April 7 against the New York Red Bulls, and appeared for 3 more matches without scoring a goal in the 2007 season.
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    During the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Evans was drafted by the Columbus Crew in the second round (15th overall).
    More Details Hide Details Coach Sigi Schmid described him as versatile and Columbus' fortune that Evans only played the first of three combine games due to injury.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2005
    Age 19
    He played a single match during the 2005 season, scoring in a 1–0 win over the San Diego Gauchos at UC Irvine.
    More Details Hide Details Evans appeared 8 times during his final season with Blue Star, scoring twice in wins over Los Angeles and Bakersfield.
    He won Big West Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006 and was an All-American in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Evans played with Orange County Blue Star in the USL Premier Development League during the college off-season alongside future Sierra Leonean international Kei Kamara and future U.S. international Sacha Kljestan. Evans played 6 matches during the 2004 season and scored 4 goals.
    Evans has appeared five times for the under-20 national team in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, and 17 times for the senior national team, including the 2009 Gold Cup.
    More Details Hide Details Evans was born to Tom and Dawn Grippando in Phoenix, Arizona, where he was raised with his brother and two sisters. Evans attended Mountain Pointe High School and played 4 seasons for the school's team, scoring 54 goals. He was named all-state and team captain during his junior and senior seasons. He also played 10 seasons for the Tempe Warriors youth club. He is married to wife Becky, supports Liverpool, and admires Zinedine Zidane. The midfielder attended the University of California, Irvine and majored in social sciences with a minor in education while playing college soccer. Playing for the UC Irvine Anteaters, Evans scored a record 31 goals during his four year career and graduated as the school's career leader in total points, at 73.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on April 20, 1985.
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