Pablo Mastroeni

Pablo Mastroeni
Pablo Mastroeni
Midfielder
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Real Name: Pablo Mastroeni
HT: 5' 10" WT: 170
Age: 39 (08/29/1976)
Birthplace: Mendoza, Argentina
Hometown: Mendoza, Argentina

MLS CAREER

2012

  •     Only played the first two games of the season and was put on the injured list for the remainder of 2012 due to concussions.
  •     Received Colorado Rapids award for Humanitarian of the Year.

2011

  • On Aug. 20, Mastroeni became only the 3rd player in MLS history to start 300 regular season matches. As of the end of the 2011 season, he leads the league for most all-time games started by an active MLS player (306 games started). Retired midfielder Steve Ralson is the only MLS player to start more career regular season games (372).
  • Played his 300th career match and his 200th Rapids game on 6/18 against LA. As of the beginning of the 2012 season, Mastroeni is 9th overall for all-time regular season games played with 316.
  • Scored one goal in the 2011 season in a 2-1 win at Philadelphia Union (7/29).
  • Notched four assists in 2011, including an assist in two consecutive matches on 8/13 and 8/20.      
  • Played and started one CONCACAF Champions League match at Santos Laguna (9/13).
  • Missed the final match of the regular season (10/22 vs. VAN) and all three playoff matches due to a concussion suffered on 10/14 against Real Salt Lake.

2010

  • Recognized as the Rapids Most Valuable Player for the third time in his career.
  • Started in a career-high tying 29 games and scored a career-high tying two goals and added three assists.
  • Became the leader for most games played in Rapids history with 179 at New York on 9/11, the leader in most games started in Rapids history with 171 on 8/28 and the leader for the most minutes played in Rapids history with 14,787 on 8/14, surpassing former leader Chris Henderson in all three categories.
  • Playoffs: Started and played every minute in all four playoff games during Rapids championship run. Scored game-winner vs. Columbus (10/28) in first leg of Semifinals.

2009

  • Started in 25 games, playing 2,162 minutes and scored one goal and registered three assists.
  • Scored his first goal in over four years vs. Chivas USA (8/8). His goal came just 26 seconds into the match marking the sixth fastest goal scored in MLS history and the second fastest in Colorado history.
  • Recorded his first assist in almost two years at Columbus (4/11).

2008

  • Rapids MVP for a second straight year.
  • Named to his ninth overall and ninth consecutive MLS All-Star team, which was tops among the 18 players on the roster and tied for second-most in MLS history.
  • Played 25 matches with 23 starts (both highs while with Colorado).
  • Re-signed with the club to a multi-year contract.

2007

  • Took home Rapids Most Valuable Player Award.
  • Started 21 of the 23 games he appeared in while playing 1,865 minutes and added one assist on the season.
  • Named to MLS All-Star team.

2006

  • Started 20 games.
  • Was named to the U.S. National Team for 2006 World Cup and returned to play for Colorado on July 4.
  • Named to the MLS All-Star team, but did not play in the game.

2005

  • Played in 14 games, 12 as a starter and scored one goal.
  • Scored his first Rapids goal vs. Columbus (4/23).
  • Named to the 2005 MLS All-Star Inactive Roster.

2004

  • Awarded Rapids “Black & Blue Player of the Year Award”.
  • Was named the Rapids team captain on Sept. 23 after John Spencer relinquished the captain’s armband.
  • Played and started in 17 games.
  • Named to the MLS All-Star team, but did not play in the game.

2003

  • Started all 18 games that he appeared in for the Rapids and recorded two assists.
  • Missed a number of games while on National Team duty at the FIFA Confederations Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • Named to the MLS All-Star Inactive Roster.

2002

  • Acquired by Colorado with the first pick in the MLS Allocation Draft.
  • Earned a spot on the U.S. National Team for the World Cup in Japan/Korea, causing him to miss two months of MLS action.
  • Tallied his first point as a member of the Rapids with an assist against L.A. (7/13).

2001

  • In his final season with Miami, scored the first two goals of his MLS career and started all 25 games in which he played.
  • Scored the first goal of his career against Tampa Bay (5/19).
  • Was named as the Fusion’s ADT Defender of the Year for the third straight season and was part of the Pepsi Best XI for the first time in his career.

2000

  • Set career highs in games and minutes played.
  • Played in and started 29 games for the Fusion and registered one assist.

1999

  • Started in all 23 games that he appeared in
  • Notched three assists.

1998

  • Selected by Miami in the second round (13th overall) of the College Draft.
  • Appeared in 23 games with 19 starts and tallied a career best four assists on the season.
  • Earned first career MLS assist vs. Columbus (5/9).
  • Played every minute of every game at right back after head coach Ivo Wortmann took over in July.

NATIONAL TEAM

  • Pablo Mastroeni has 65 caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

2009

  • Played in three World Cup Qualifier matches against Costa Rica (6/3), Honduras (6/6) and Trinidad & Tobago (4/1).

2008

  • Made five appearances, including four starts.
  • Helped led the U.S. to a 2-0 win over Guatemala in the first-ever World Cup qualifier in Colorado on November 19.

2007

  • Started in all seven games in which he appeared.
  • Named to the 2007 US Gold Cup squad who won the championship. Also named to 2007 Gold Cup Best XI, while collecting his third confederation championship medal.
  • Captained the U.S. to a 2-0 victory against Mexico in his hometown of Phoenix.

2006

  • Played in seven games with five starts.
  • Named to his second consecutive US World Cup squad on May 2.
  • Tallied his 50th career cap vs. Italy.

2005

  • Appeared in 11 games, 10 as a starter.
  • Earned Man of the Match honors in qualifier vs. Guatemala (9/7).
  • Wore captain’s armband in three matches on the year.

2004

  • Had seven appearances with five starts.
  • Earned Man of the Match honors in 1-1 WCQ draw with Jamaica in Columbus.

2003

  • Played in 11 games, 10 as a starter.      

2002

  • Appeared in 12 games, 11 as a starter.
  • Was called into Bruce Arena’s World Cup squad for Japan/Korea 2002 despite having never appeared in a qualifier.
  • Started in three of the United States’ five matches as the Americans reached the quarterfinals of the tournament for the first time since 1930.
  • Started the last four games of the 2002 Gold Cup.

2001

  • Played in two games with one start.
  • Earned his first cap for the United States National Team in a friendly against Ecuador on June 7.
  • Made first start for the U.S. against Ecuador (6/7).

COLLEGE

  • First team All-ACC and All-Region as a senior for the Wolfpack in 1997.
  • Was named second team All-ACC in 1996.
  • Was the school’s co-MVP in 1995.

PERSONAL

  • Born in Argentina of Italian heritage, he became a United States citizen in 2001.
  • Moved to the U.S. at the age of four.
  • Son of Elci and Frank Mastroeni, has one brother, Diego.
  • Proposed to wife, Kelly Long, during a halftime television interview of the Fusion’s match Sept. 5, 2000 at the MetroStars.
  • Has a son, Gianluca and a daughter Giuliana.
  • An accomplished musician, plays the guitar and composes music.
  • Has a passion for cooking, he once appeared as a special guest on the Food Network’s “Emeril Live” show.
  • Earned degree in sports communications from North Carolina State.

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