Sean Franklin

Sean Franklin
Sean Franklin
Sean Franklin
D.C. United
Defender
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Real Name: Sean Franklin
HT: 5' 10" WT: 160
Age: 30 (03/21/1985)
Birthplace: Panorama City, CA

MLS EXPERIENCE

2014: In his first season in D.C., Franklin earned his first MLS All-Star selection, making 29 appearances (28 starts) with one goal and a career high-matching four assists. Scored in 4-1 win over FC Dallas on Apr. 26. Had two assists in 3-1 win at Houston Oct. 12.

2013: As a six-year veteran, Franklin featured in 35 games (31 starts), and registered four assists and one goal during a 4-0 win over the Seattle Sounders.

2012: Franklin played 39 matches, starting 38, and registered 5 assists in the 2012 regular season. The defender added another four assists in the playoffs, seeing the Galaxy to another MLS Cup.

2011: In his 4th year in MLS, outside back gained momentum on the attack, appearing in 32 games (29 starts), netting four goals and helping on three others. Franklin misses five of the final six matches on the reuglar seaon due to a right knee injury, but returned to help LA to a second-straight Supports' Shield as well as his first MLS Cup.

2010: Franklin returned to form in 2010, making 28 appearances, starting all but one. The talented defender with the ability to get forward and create chances registered 6 assists on the year. Franklin's consistent and dynamic play at the back helped lead the Galaxy to the 2010 Supporters' Shield. Franklin also has CONCACAF experience, netting the first goal of his MLS career in a 2-1 win at Puerto Rico on 8/4 in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round series.

2009: Coming off a strong rookie campaign, Franklin continued to impress, despite missing four months recovering from surgery to repair a torn right hamstring. Upon returning, Franklin started all 17 matches he features in, helping LA make a run into the playoffs.

2008: Sean Franklin was selected 4th overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the LA Galaxy. After making 27 appearances (26 starts) in the Galaxy back line, Franklin won MLS Rookie of the Year as well as LA Galaxy Defender of the Year.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011:  Franklin made his international debut in the 1-1 draw with Chile on 1/22/11, playing the full 90 minutes at right back in that game.

2008-09:  Franklin was called into US training camps, but was not selected for the full team. 

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

2007: During his senior year at Cal-State Northridge, Franklin suffered an off-season injury but returned to the backline for the last eight matches of the season. He scored his only goal of the year in the 3-2 loss to UC-Santa Barbara on 11/13 and was named to the 2007 All-Big West Conference First Team. 

2006:  Franklin scored the first goal of his college career against UC Irvine  on 10/11, while registering four assists and 21 shots that season. He was named All-Big West First Team and All-Far West Region Second Team after his junior campaign.

2005: Hitting his stride as a sophomore, the defender notched six assists in 2005, including the first of his collegiate career against Dartmouth on 9/5 and earned First Team All-Big West Conference and Third Team All-Far West Region honors.

2004: After redshirting during the 2003 season, Franklin was one of only two Cal-State Northridge players to start all 19 matches in 2004 to earn All-Big West Conference Second Team honors.

Honors

2008:MLS Rookie of the Year


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2015D.C. United18171154909216230
2014D.C. United292812532416319500
2013LA Galaxy332912736415329130
2012LA Galaxy343302937517422020
2011LA Galaxy282542338315723320
2010Los Angeles Galaxy25240212669214210
2009Los Angeles Galaxy1313011251527000
2008Los Angeles Galaxy272602385112222030
Career Totals-20719571772824982515213140
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