Born: March 31, 1987 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Previous Club: Toronto FC
College: Salt Lake Community College
2015: Appeared in 28 matches for Republic FC in all competitions, including 24 USL appearances … Scored eight USL goals on the season … Scored the first Republic FC goal of the 2015 season when he scored off a rebound against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on March 21 … Recorded back-to-back braces against Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 (9/6) and Portland Timbers 2 (9/12) … Was named to the USL Team of the Week in week 25 and 26 and was an Honorable Mention in week 1.
2014: Appeared in 23 matches for Republic FC, starting 19 … Scored six goals and recorded one assist in 1,608 minutes … Scored the first goal in Republic FC history in the 33rd minute against LA Galaxy II on March 29 … Scored the first Republic FC goal at Bonney Field in the Bonney Field home opener on June 20 … Was named to the USL Team of the Week in week 2 and 20.
2013: Appeared in 21 matches for Toronto FC … Scored two goals, including one in his debut against FC Dallas.
2012: Made 12 appearances for the Montreal Impact before being traded to Real Salt Lake on July 11 … Appeared in two matches for Real Salt Lake before being traded again on December 3, to Toronto FC.
2011: Appeared in 29 matches, including 22 starts … Tied for Chivas USA lead scoring eight goals as well as having five assists … Scored his first career hat trick on May 15 against New York Red Bulls … Had a second hat trick on July 23 against the Houston Dynamo … Was traded to the Montreal Impact on November 23 … Left Chivas USA as the second all-time leading scorer in club history with 24 goals.
2010: Appeared in 28 matches, including 24 starts … Led Chivas USA with nine goals and three assists.
2009: Appeared in 15 matches, starting 14 for Chivas USA … Scored three goals and had two assists in the regular season … Helped the team get into playoffs again … Started in both playoff games.
2008: Made MLS debut for Chivas USA in first game of the season … Appeared in 24 matches, including 12 starts … Scored four goals and had two assists in the regular season … Appeared in both of the team’s playoff matches and scored a goal.
Has been invited to two US National team camps … His first call-up was in December of 2009 … His second call-up came in January of 2011 but was sidelined with a cut near his achilles tendon.
Parents are Michael and Judy Braun … Enjoys snowboarding, boating and being outside … Favorite non-soccer sport is golf.