Photographer: Anthony Chiang
Grooming: Barbara Guillaume, Joanna Hathcock, and Mike Evans
Styling: Kathryn Knox
Assistant Stylist: Lindsey Higgins
John was selected by FC Dallas in the first round (14th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
2012: John returned from a two-month loan period with West Ham United on March 2… He appeared in his first MLS match of the season nine days later when he came on for Jair Benitez in the 85th minute of Dallas’ 2-1 win against New York… John finished the season with 1,756 minutes played (10th most for Dallas in 2012)… FC Dallas was 7-9-7 in matches in which John played and 2-4-5 in the 11 matches John missed due to injury. 2011: John logged the third-most minutes (3638) of any FC Dallas player across all competitions despite missing three games in August to travel to England and discuss a possible contract with Blackburn of the English Premier League (contract talks eventually fell apart)... John scored three goals and had one assist for Dallas... The first assist of his career came on a goal scored by Marvin Chavez in the 78th minute of a 2-2 draw with New York on June 23. 2010: Logged the fifth-most minutes of any FC Dallas player (2138)...Started 25 of 30 regular season games... Scored his only goal of the season against the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference Final on November 14...Helped Dallas’ record a franchise-best goals against average of 0.93... 2009: Made his professional debut when he started his first career MLS match as a central defender on April 19 versus Toronto FC, a 3-2 win…Suffered a left hamstring injury in the 8th minute in the U.S. Open Cup play-in match versus D.C. United on April 22, would miss the next two regular season games…Started 15 of the 30 regular season games and appeared in 16 matches in his rookie season….Suffered a right hamstring injury on May 16 forcing him to miss the next six games, returned to the playing field as substitute on July 4.
Four-year letterwinner, three-year starter, and two-year co-captain at the University of Washington...played the majority of his career as a defensive midfielder...led the Huskies to back-to-back trips to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2006 and 2007…three-time NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Region selection (first-team in 2008; second-team in 2007 and 2006)...two-time first-team All-Pac-10 (2007, 2008)...All-Pac-10 second-team honoree in 2006...two-time first-team NSCAA Scholar All-American (2007, 2008)...2008 Pac-10 Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year...three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection (first-team in 2008 and 2006; second-team in 2007)... four of his nine career goals were game-winners.
Parents are John and Emilie...mother is a teacher and father is a lawyer...has a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Angelea...was a business administration major at the University of Washington... Is an avid Greek dancer... Won the 2010 AHEPA Harrg Agganis Award.