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Chris Albright
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Personal information
Full name Christopher John Albright
Date of birth January 14, 1979 (1979-01-14) (age 31)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club New York Red Bulls
Number -
Youth career
1997–1998 Virginia Cavaliers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 D.C. United 56 (4)
2002–2008 Los Angeles Galaxy 116 (7)
2008–2010 New England Revolution 27 (0)
2010– New York Red Bulls 0 (0)
National team
1999– United States 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 April, 2009

Chris Albright (born January 14, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American soccer player who currently plays for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer.

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Career

Youth and College

Albright attended William Penn Charter School. A forward early in his career, Albright played college soccer at the University of Virginia but chose to leave it after just two seasons; he was named an All-American in 1999.

Professional

Considered one of the best attacking prospects in the country, he leveraged foreign interest into getting assigned to D.C. United, despite the club being low on MLS's pecking order for Project-40 players. The league forced a trade with the Miami Fusion for future considerations, which turned out to be Roy Lassiter, but not until both Albright and Lassiter helped DC to the 1999 MLS Cup.

But Albright's club career did not live up to the lofty expectations. He struggled to find the back of the net, scoring just four goals total in his first three years in the league. D.C. dealt him to Los Angeles Galaxyfor a draft pick prior to the 2002 season. Albright drifted further onto the midfield, and then found himself in the back as the Galaxy's starting right defender for the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

On January 18, 2008, Chris Albright was traded to New England Revolution in return for allocation money.

Albright was traded to New York Red Bulls on January 14, 2010 in exchange for a two picks in 2010 MLS SuperDraft[1].

International

Albright's first attempt at playing defense came with United States national team coach Bruce Arena, who gave Chris his first cap on September 8, 1999, against Jamaica. Albright scored his lone U.S. goal that day and has accumulated 21 caps as of 2007.

Albright was listed as an alternate for Bruce Arena's 23-man squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and made the final squad two days after the initial roster announcement due to the injury of Frankie Hejduk. Albright did not appear in a match in the tournament.

Personal

Chris Albright is married to model Leah Imperatore, sister of Brant Imperatore.

Honors

D.C. United

New England Revolution

Los Angeles Galaxy

Individual

See also

References

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