James Marcelin

James Marcelin
James Marcelin
Real Name: James Marcelin
HT: 6' 2" WT: 175
Age: 31 (06/13/1986)
Birthplace: St. Marc, Haiti

Signed with FC Dallas on May 4, 2012.

2011: Scored goals in back-to-back 2014 World Cup qualifying matches for Haiti on Sept. 2 and Sept. 6. Scored against the U.S. Virgin Islands and Curaçao as Haiti opened its World Cup qualifying campaign with two wins. Received a yellow card in three straight games, July 10-23, a franchise record. Started and played 71 minutes vs. Club América July 7. On July 2 vs. Sporting KC, made his first appearance since June 4; missed three matches with a right MCL sprain. Started four straight matches in the central midfield, April 2-23. Made his MLS debut April 2 at New England. Started and played 90 minutes in the U.S. Open Cup qualifying match against Chivas USA March 29. Started and played 120 minutes in a 1-0 overtime loss to San Jose in a U.S. Open Cup play-in match May 3.

2010: Started 22 of his 25 regular-season appearances for the Timbers during the USSF Division-2 Pro League season ... Assisted on Ryan Pore’s game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on April 29 ... Played in two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fixtures ... Scored in a 3-0 win over the Sonoma County Sol at PGE Park June 15 ... Started in an international friendly against Mexico’s Atlas at PGE Park on July 11 ... Featured in both of the Timbers’ first-round playoff matches, and scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Vancouver in the second leg Oct. 10 in Portland.

2009: Played in 22 games for the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL First Division ... Logged 1,635 minutes and one assist ... Helped Puerto Rico reach the semifinal round of the USL First Division playoffs before falling to eventual-champion Montreal Impact ... Competed in the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League with the Islanders ... Played in seven tournament matches, ranking among team lead¬ers in tournament games played ... Puerto Rico finished the group stage with a 0-3-3 record.

2008: Appeared in nine games in his first season with Puerto Rico ... Totaled 487 minutes ... Missed some league action while with the Haiti U-23 National Team at the 2008 CONCACAF U-23 Tournament ... Aided in the Islanders’ run to the USL First Division Commissioner’s Cup as the league’s regular-season champion and the USL First Divi¬sion finals against the Vancouver Whitecaps ... Was a part of Puerto Rico’s successful appearance in the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League, reaching the semifinals against Mexico’s Cruz Azul ... Played in nine games during the tournament.

2007: Before joining Puerto Rico, played for Haitian top-flight club Racing Club Haitien, historically one of the best clubs in the country.2003-07: Started his career in his native Haiti in 2003 with Roulado FC, helping the club become league champions in 2003 (Clausura).


A member of the Haiti National Team since 2007 ... Played in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, ap¬pearing in all four of Haiti’s games during the tournament, including a 2-2 draw against the United States ... Scored a goal against Grenada in that tournament ... Other interna¬tional competitions include the 2007 Gold Cup and a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica ... Was named to the 18-man squad for an international friendly against FIFA 2010 World Cup-bound Argentina on May 5, 2010.


Is an avid video gamer, and particularly enjoys playing PlayStation ... Likes a variety of music ... Claims favorite movie to be ATL ... Favorite things to watch on TV are soccer channels.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2012FC Dallas16606410327000
2012Portland Timbers300370003010
2011Portland Timbers20120114208020140
Career Totals-391801820011230150
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