Brandon McDonald

Brandon McDonald
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Defender
  • D.C. United
  • 6' 1"
  • 185 lbs.
  • 16-01-1986
  • Phoenix, AZ

MLS EXPERIENCE

2012: In his first full season with the Black-and-Red, McDonald emerged as the team’s defensive anchor, starting in 33 of United’s 34 total regular season games and earning the club’s Defender of the Year award. McDonald’s 2,963 minutes played shattered Jeff Agoos’ previous record (2,805), set in the League’s inaugural MLS season. On the offensive side, McDonald registered career highs in goals (2) and assists (4), which was the most productive output from any member of the United backline.

2011: Joining United midseason from San Jose, McDonald immediately bolstered United’s defensive ranks and went on to start all 18 matches he played in for the Black-and-Red. Prior to his late June arrival, the central defender played in 11 matches (8 starts) for the Earthquakes, logging 695 minutes of action in San Jose. McDonald became an automatic first-team selection for Ben Olsen upon arrival in Washington, and on 8/23 United rewarded him with a new contract. The 25-year-old scored the club’s only goal at Vancouver on 10/12 in a 2-1 loss at BC Place. In total, McDonald registered 1,599 minutes of action on United’s backline in 18 games.

2010: McDonald featured in 29 regular season matches for the Earthquakes, starting 28 times and registering a total of 2,428 minutes on the field. The hard-nosed defender scored two goals and tallied one assist during the regular season while starting in all three MLS Cup Playoff games for the Earthquakes.

2009: After a stint with the LA Galaxy, McDonald signed with the San Jose Earthquakes on 3/20. McDonald made the most of his time, starting in all 18 MLS games he appeared in. During the regular season, McDonald registered four shots on goal while scoring once and tallying one assist.

2008: After finishing up his collegiate career at the University of San Francisco, McDonald made his MLS debut as a halftime substitute for the LA Galaxy in their season opener against the Colorado Rapids.  McDonald made the first start of his career five days later against his future employer, the San Jose Earthquakes. Taken with the 46th pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, McDonald had a productive rookie campaign, appearing in 16 games (10 starts) while tallying one goal and one assist. 

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

2007: As a senior McDonald started 15 games for the Dons, tallying one goal and two assists as a defensive midfielder.    

2006:McDonald started all 13 games during his junior season before an injury prematurely ended his season. Following HIS 2005 form, McDonald scored the game winner against San Diego on 10/8.

2005: McDonald notched three goals and one assist on 40 shots. Having a knack for game-winning performances, McDonald scored the winning goal against Florida International and he set-up the game-winner against St. Mary’s.

2004: McDonald’s freshman year at San Francisco was his most productive, scoring five goals to accompany three assists. His first career goal came in the form of a penalty kick against No. 1 ranked UC Santa Barbara. McDonald also shared the Stephen Negoesco Award for achievement by an underclassman and was selected to the All-WCC Second Team.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010: McDonald was one of 30 players selected to attend the U.S. National Team training camp in Carson, Calif. ahead of an international friendly with Honduras in January of 2010.

ACQUIRED 

Acquired from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money on 6/27/11. 

 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2013 Real Salt Lake 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2013 D.C. United 12 11 0 965 1 12 4 11 0 1 0
2012 D.C. United 33 33 2 2963 4 18 3 29 1 4 0
2011 D.C. United 18 18 1 1599 0 9 2 22 1 4 0
2011 San Jose Earthquakes 11 8 1 695 0 1 1 7 0 2 1
2010 San Jose Earthquakes 29 28 1 2429 2 19 4 22 1 1 1
2009 San Jose Earthquakes 18 18 1 1579 1 8 4 14 1 3 0
2008 Los Angeles Galaxy 16 10 1 1036 1 12 5 19 3 4 0
Career Totals 140 129 7 11536 9 79 23 127 7 19 2

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 3 3 0 270 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 12 11 0 965 1 12 4 11 0 1 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs D.C. United 3 3 0 236 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 33 33 2 2963 4 18 3 29 1 4 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 18 18 1 1599 0 9 2 22 1 4 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 11 8 1 695 0 1 1 7 0 2 1

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 3 3 0 270 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 29 28 1 2429 2 19 4 22 1 1 1

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 18 18 1 1579 1 8 4 14 1 3 0

2008 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Los Angeles Galaxy 16 10 1 1036 1 12 5 19 3 4 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/23/2013 CHV @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 RSL @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 DAL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2013 POR @ RSL W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2013 RSL @ POR T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/27/2013 RSL @ NY L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2013 DC @ COL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 DC @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 VAN @ DC L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SJ @ DC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 TOR @ DC L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
6/8/2013 DC @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2013 DC @ CHI L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 POR @ DC L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/19/2013 KC @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 DC @ DAL L 1-2 Subbed On 20 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/8/2013 HOU @ DC L 4-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4/27/2013 DC @ CLB L 0-3 Started 45 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/21/2013 PHI @ DC L 3-2 Started 90 0 1 5 1 1 0 0 0
4/13/2013 NY @ DC L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
4/5/2013 DC @ KC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 CLB @ DC L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
3/16/2013 DC @ NY T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/2/2013 DC @ HOU L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
10/27/2012 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC W 2-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 DC @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/29/2012 DC @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/23/2012 CHV @ DC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
9/20/2012 DC @ PHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/15/2012 NE @ DC W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/1/2012 DC @ RSL L 0-1 Started 83 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
8/29/2012 NY @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
8/25/2012 DC @ MTL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
8/22/2012 CHI @ DC W 2-4 Started 90 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
8/19/2012 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
7/15/2012 DC @ HOU L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/30/2012 MTL @ DC W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/24/2012 DC @ NY L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/16/2012 DC @ PHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/26/2012 NE @ DC W 2-3 Started 90 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
5/19/2012 TOR @ DC W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/16/2012 COL @ DC W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/12/2012 DC @ HOU L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
5/5/2012 DC @ TOR W 2-0 Started 90 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 DC @ SJ L 3-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 HOU @ DC W 2-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2012 NY @ DC W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/18/2012 MTL @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/14/2012 DC @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
4/7/2012 SEA @ DC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2012 DAL @ DC W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
3/24/2012 DC @ VAN T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/22/2011 KC @ DC L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2011 POR @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 4 1 3 0 1 0
10/15/2011 CHI @ DC L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/12/2011 DC @ VAN L 1-2 Started 90 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
10/2/2011 DC @ CLB L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2011 DC @ PHI L 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
9/24/2011 RSL @ DC W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/21/2011 CHV @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9/17/2011 DC @ SEA L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
9/10/2011 DC @ CHV W 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2011 DC @ KC L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
8/18/2011 DC @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
8/13/2011 VAN @ DC W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8/6/2011 TOR @ DC T 3-3 Started 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 DC @ SJ W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/20/2011 NE @ DC L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 DC @ DAL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
7/9/2011 DC @ NY W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
7/2/2011 PHI @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 HOU @ DC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 LA @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2011 SJ @ KC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 SJ @ DC W 4-2 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 HOU @ SJ W 0-2 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 SJ @ CHI T 2-2 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 NE @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 CLB @ SJ W 0-3 Started 79 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1
5/11/2011 SJ @ VAN T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 SJ @ PHI L 0-1 Started 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4/23/2011 CHV @ SJ L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
4/16/2011 SJ @ NY L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
4/9/2011 TOR @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/26/2011 SJ @ DAL W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/19/2011 RSL @ SJ L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/23/2010 SJ @ KC L 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/20/2010 CHV @ SJ W 0-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
10/16/2010 HOU @ SJ L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2010 SJ @ DC W 2-0 Started 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
10/2/2010 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
9/29/2010 CHI @ SJ L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 SJ @ TOR W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2010 PHI @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/11/2010 DAL @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2010 SJ @ HOU W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 SJ @ NY L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/21/2010 LA @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
8/14/2010 KC @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/7/2010 SJ @ COL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ L 1-0 Started 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/22/2010 SJ @ LA T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 SJ @ PHI W 2-1 Started 88 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
7/3/2010 DC @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/25/2010 SJ @ RSL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 SJ @ DAL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2010 CLB @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0
5/29/2010 TOR @ SJ L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA W 1-0 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/15/2010 SJ @ NE T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
5/8/2010 NY @ SJ W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
5/1/2010 COL @ SJ W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
4/24/2010 SJ @ CHV L 2-3 Started 83 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 NE @ SJ W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
4/10/2010 SJ @ CHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3/27/2010 RSL @ SJ L 3-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves