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Meet the Goals for St. Jude team

 

Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill | New York Red Bulls
A two-time World Cup selection and English Premier League veteran, Cahill has continues to make a mark on the sport of soccer in his first full season with MLS. He joined the Red Bulls in Summer 2012 as a Designated Player following a successful eight-year stint at Everton FC. The Australian, who has featured both as a central attaching midfielder and forward during his career, amassed a total of 278 appearances for Everton, scoring 68 goals. He was the first player in his country’s history to score in a World Cup, guiding his side to the Round of 16 in 2006.          

Mehdi Ballouchy | San Jose Earthquakes

Mehdi Ballouchy

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy made his Major League Soccer debut in 2006 and was named one of three finalists for the 2006 MLS Gatorade Rookie of the Year Award. In 2008, he recorded a career high four assists for the Colorado Rapids. Ballouchy transferred to the Red Bulls in September 2010 and became an integral part of the squad in the remaining matches in the 2010 season and throughout 2011. He made 10 starts with the Red Bulls in 2012 before transferring to the Quakes in July of 2013. Ballouchy hails from Morocco and was a member of the Morocco U-17 and U-16 national teams prior to moving to the United States at 16 years old. He is noted for his technical abilities on the field.

 

Jason Hernandez | San Jose Earthquakes

Jason Hernandez

Jason Hernandez has been a fixture in the San Jose Earthquakes lineup since being acquired by the Quakes prior to the 2008 season. His speed and tenacious tackling have made him one of the most complete central defenders in MLS during the past four seasons. In 2010, Hernandez was instrumental in helping San Jose reach the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2005. He earned the Earthquakes Humanitarian of the Year award in 2010 for his dedication to community service both in the Bay Area and back in his home state of New Jersey. Overcoming hip surgery, Jason has regained his starting position and has been an integral part of the team’s offensive success.

 

 

Dan Kennedy | Chivas USA

Dan Kennedy

A proven goalkeeper, Dan Kennedy has been tending goal for Chivas USA since 2008. In 2011, Kennedy made 32 appearances (all starts) and in nine games, he finished the match without allowing a goal, and notched 100 saves throughout the season. Because of those statistics and his consistency, Kennedy was among the top five goalkeepers in the league and earned Chivas USA’s Most Valuable Player award and a spot on the 2012 MLS All Star roster.

 

 

Logan Pause | Chicago Fire

Logan Pause

Logan Pause is in his 11th MLS season as the longest-tenured member of the Chicago Fire. Having spent his entire professional career in Chicago, The University of North Carolina product and Fire captain has been a constant contributor to the club since first coming on the scene in 2003, averaging more than 25 games played and 2053 minutes per season. Versatility has been one of the Hillsborough, N.C. native’s greatest attributes as he has shown his worth both at his familiar defensive midfield position and as a dependable right back during his career. The third-year captain will patrol the midfield for the Fire in the 2013 season.

 

 

Shea Salinas | San Jose Earthquakes

Shea Salinas

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas is in his fourth season with the Quakes and sixth overall with MLS. During his first stint with the Earthquakes, from 2008 to 2009, Salinas was named the Earthquakes U.S. Soccer Foundation Humanitarian of the Year. After spending the 2010 season with the Philadelphia Union and the 2011 season with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Salinas was traded to the Earthquakes in November 2011. In 2012, Salinas played in 19 games, scoring one goal and notching seven assists.