Brek Shea
Soccer player
Brek Shea
Dane Brekken "Brek" Shea is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer and the United States national team. A versatile attacking player known for his size and strength, Shea has been deployed in a variety of defensive, midfield and attacking roles, before settling as a wide-midfielder.
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Americans Abroad Rewind: Cherundolo and Shea take the field
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Steve Cherundolo and Brek Shea both made their first appearances of the season, and while neither had an impact on their matches, their inclusions can still be seen as progress.
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What we learned in United States draw with Scotland
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Let's talk about Aron Johannsson, Brek Shea, Eddie Johnson, Michael Bradley and more:
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Brek Shea makes a rare Stoke City appearance
Yahoo News - over 3 years
It was a Capital One Cup contest – but at least the U.S. winger is closer to the field for Mark Hughes:
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Plenty to Play for in USMNT's Final Two World Cup Qualifiers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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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Brek Shea the painter, nearing return for Stoke City
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Brek Shea has revealed his coping mechanism for his latest injury setback - painting.
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US international Agudelo to join Stoke in January
Yahoo News - over 3 years
LONDON (Reuters) - United States striker Juan Agudelo has agreed to join Stoke City in January from Major League Soccer side New England Revolution, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 20-year-old has been capped 17 times for his country, scoring twice, and has scored 14 goals in 64 MLS appearances for New England, Chivas USA and the New York Red Bulls. He has signed a pre-agreement with Stoke, joining up with them when his contract expires on January 1. Agudelo will become the fourth US international at the Britannia Stadium, joining Geoff Cameron, Maurice Edu and Brek Shea. ...
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Brek Shea leads U.S. to 1-0 win over Panama in Gold Cup final
LATimes - over 3 years
Midfielder Brek Shea scores in the 68th minute of the U.S.' victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final to extend the Americans' winning streak to 11 games. Midfielder Brek Shea scores in the 68th minute of the U.S.' victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final.     
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Brek Shea leads U.S. to 1-0 win over Panama in Gold Cup final
LATimes - over 3 years
Midfielder Brek Shea scores in the 68th minute of the U.S.' victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final to extend the Americans' winning streak to 11 games. CHICAGO — Juergen Klinsmann said there was no team better than the United States in the last month of the CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament.
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Shea's Quick Goal Gives US 1-0 Victory Over Panama
NYTimes - over 3 years
It took Brek Shea less than a minute to give the United States a goal.     
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Shea scored his first MLS goal with Orlando against the Portland Timbers on April 3, 2016, after a one-two play with Kaká, scoring a left-footed curler to the far post.
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  • 2015
    On September 23, 2015, Shea and his long-time girlfriend, Carling, gave birth to a daughter, Phoenix Shea.
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    On Wednesday February 25, 2015, Shea scored his first goal with Orlando City against the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in a preseason match with a header assisted by Kakà.
    More Details Hide Details The game ended after only 28 minutes of play because of inclement weather.
  • 2014
    On December 19, 2014 Shea returned to the United States, joining Major League Soccer side Orlando City.
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    Having played no competitive club football since returning to Stoke, Shea joined Championship club Birmingham City on September 11, 2014, on loan for three months.
    More Details Hide Details He went straight into the starting eleven for the next match, at home to Leeds United, and provided the pass from which Wes Thomas scored the opening goal. Shea lasted 67 minutes; the match finished 1–1. He played six times for Birmingham before returning to Stoke.
    Shea joined Championship club Barnsley on loan from Stoke on January 1, 2014, and made his debut against Birmingham City the same day.
    More Details Hide Details He played eight times for the Tykes before he was sent back to Stoke on March 10 after he was involved in a post-match confrontation, during which he made an offensive gesture towards Barnsley supporters, following a 5–0 defeat against Huddersfield Town.
  • 2013
    He also picked up a knee injury which saw him miss the start of the 2013–14 season.
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    After scoring the winning goal in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final, Shea joined up with the Stoke squad on their pre-season tour of the United States and played against the Philadelphia Union where he scored in a 2–0 victory.
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    Shea joined English Premier League club Stoke City on January 31, 2013 for a fee of £2.5 million on a four-and-a-half-year contract.
    More Details Hide Details He made his debut for Stoke against Fulham on February 23. After the match Shea said he was glad to be playing again after his injury but admitted he was disappointed with his performance. Shea made one more substitute appearance before manager Tony Pulis ruled him out for the remainder of the 2012–13 season because his foot operation had affected his fitness.
    In January 2013 Shea joined English side Stoke City on a week-long trial.
    More Details Hide Details However he failed to arrive in England after negotiations between MLS and Stoke broke down. On January 28, MLS accepted an improved offer from Stoke.
  • 2012
    It was announced in November 2012 that Shea would be out an estimated three months following surgery for the removal of a bone in his right foot.
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  • 2011
    Shea would have a disappointing follow up to his successful 2011 campaign, only netting three goals in the 2012 FC Dallas season mired by injury problems.
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    On November 10, 2011, it was announced that Shea would spend a month of his offseason training under manager Arsène Wenger at Arsenal.
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    Following the end of the 2011 MLS campaign, where Shea was an MVP nominee.
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    Shea was named to the MLS Team of Week 11, 14, and 16 in the 2011 MLS season for his performances against Seattle Sounders, Houston Dynamo, Chivas USA, and Columbus Crew.
    More Details Hide Details Following Ferreira's injury he led FC Dallas to 10 wins (the first team in the 2011 MLS season to do so) led the club in goals, and as a result he was named to the MLS All-Star Game as a midfielder. As part of the events surrounding the All-Star Game, Shea and New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on July 22. However, Shea was unable to play in the game due to a CONCACAF Champions League match. During a match against Sporting Kansas City Brek Shea helped Dallas rally back from 2–0 down to win 3–2, with two crosses in the final two minutes, to Maicon Santos and Bobby Warshaw respectively.
    During a match against the Vancouver Whitecaps David Ferreira came down with an injury and much of his scoring role was passed onto Shea. Coach Schellas Hyndman soon started playing Shea midfield, and he blossomed into a top player of the 2011 MLS season.
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    After playing left midfield during a Generation Adidas trip to Spain, Shea started the 2011 season at centre-back, with manager Schellas Hyndman saying he found Shea's talents better used there.
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  • 2010
    Shea graduated from the MLS Generation Adidas program at the end of the 2010 season.
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    During the 2010 Season Shea finished seventh on the team in minutes played (1,797) and made a career high 25 regular season appearances, ending the season with five goals and four assists, as well as having 2 assists in four playoff games.
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    He eventually settled in at left winger during the 2010 MLS season.
    More Details Hide Details Shea scored his first professional goal on May 15 against the Philadelphia Union.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    He later moved on to the Under-20 national team, whom he has represented most recently at the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
    More Details Hide Details He received his first call-up to the senior national team at the age of eighteen, when he was called in late for a second round World Cup qualifier on June 18, 2008, at Barbados. In September 2010, he was called up for an October friendly against Colombia. Shea earned his first international cap playing the first half of the 0–0 draw and in the process became the first player born in the 1990s to make an appearance for the full United States national team. Shea received his third call-up and his second cap when he joined Eric Alexander, Zach Loyd, and Ugo Ihemelu, making FC Dallas the most-represented MLS team at the January 2011 United States national team camp. Shea started the January 22, 2011 match against Chile, playing 60 minutes. Under new United States national team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, Shea was named as one of seven midfielders for a friendly match against Mexico on August 10, 2011 in Philadelphia. In the 60th minute, Shea came on as a substitute for Jermaine Jones and recorded his first international assist on the equalizing goal from Robbie Rogers.
    Shea earned his first professional start on May 23, 2009 in a match versus the Los Angeles Galaxy.
    More Details Hide Details Shea spent his first two seasons with the club playing as a utility man, including spells as a striker, a central midfielder and as a defender.
  • 2008
    Brek appeared in five of the team's six international friendlies and made eight starts with the reserve team before he underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee on September 19, 2008.
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    He made his MLS debut for Dallas on April 20, 2008, as a substitute against Chivas USA in the 86th minute.
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    Shea did not play college soccer and instead turned professional straight out of high school. He was drafted 2nd overall by FC Dallas in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, and he signed a Generation Adidas contract.
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    Shea began his career with Major League Soccer team FC Dallas after playing in the IMG Academy. He made his debut during the 2008 season and helped Dallas reach the MLS Cup Playoffs in 2010 and 2011.
    More Details Hide Details In January 2013, Shea joined English Premier League side Stoke City for a fee of £2.5 million. Shea failed to make an impact at Stoke and after spending time on loan at Barnsley and Birmingham City he joined Orlando City in December 2014. Shea was born in College Station, Texas, the third son of Charles and Kirsten. He also has two younger sisters. Shea attended Brazos Christian School and the freshman year at Bryan High School in Bryan, Texas. He then moved to the U.S. Residency in Bradenton, Florida, where he graduated from Edison Academy. During Shea's personal time he often paints. In 2011, ten of his abstract paintings raised nearly $10,000 at auction in Plano, Texas, in aid of the FC Dallas Foundation's support program for disadvantaged young people.
  • 2007
    While in school in Texas, Shea won four consecutive state championships playing for the Texans FC youth soccer organization in Houston, Texas. He attended U.S. Soccer's youth residency program, and later went to train with Bolton Wanderers in England in October 2007.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Born on February 28, 1990.
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