How Acquired: Traded to the Galaxy from Toronto FC in exchange for allocation money on February 3, 2009.
An MLS Best XI selection in 2011, Dunivant was undoubtedly the Galaxy’s first left back last season, starting 43 of the club’s 46 games in all competitions. Solid, dependable and never flashy, Dunivant’s consistency and leadership has been a crucial element in the club’s recent defensive success and will be called upon again this season given another crowded schedule and the injury to Omar Gonzalez.
2011: Named to the MLS Best XI for the first time in his career, Dunivant tied career-highs with 32 games played and started while playing a total of 2,880 minutes. He was a pivotal piece of the Galaxy’s defensive success throughout the season, helping them tie the MLS record for shutouts in a season and allowing eight goals less than any other team. Dunivant also had four assists on the year, finishing third on the team. The four assists were his most in a single season since his rookie year in 2003 when he had six. He set up Juninho for the Galaxy’s first goal of the season in the 1-0 win at Seattle on 3/15 while adding assists in the 2-2 draw with Toronto FC on 6/11, the 3-1 win at Colorado on 6/18 when he served as the club’s captain for the first time ever, and in the 4-0 win at Vancouver on 7/30. He played his 200th regular season game in MLS on 6/18 at Colorado and his 100th game with the Galaxy on 3/26 at Real Salt Lake. He played in 43 of the 46 games that the Galaxy played in all competitions, playing in all four postseason games en route to winning his third MLS Cup as well as all six of the club’s Champions League matches, recording an assist on Mike Magee’s goal in the 2-1 home win over Morelia on 9/28. 2010: Was a near constant fixture on the left side of the Galaxy defense, appearing in 27 of the club’s 30 regular season games. He scored his first goal of the season in the 4-0 win at Seattle on 5/8, heading home a Landon Donovan freekick for LA’s third goal of the game. He also had one assist on the season, setting up Edson Buddle for his goal in the 2-2 draw with San Jose on 7/22. He started all 27 of the games that he played in, playing the full 90 minutes in 25 of those for a total of 2,409 minutes played, which were the third most on the team behind just Donovan Ricketts and Omar Gonzalez. He was in the lineup for 11 of the Galaxy’s 12 regular season shutouts and the team was just 1-2-0 in the three games that he did not play in. Dunivant also scored the Galaxy’s first goal in the friendly defeat against Real Madrid at the Rose Bowl, giving LA a 1-0 lead late in the first half. 2009: Returned to the Galaxy in February and went on to appear in 25 games for the club, scoring one goal and adding two assists while also being named the club’s U.S. Soccer Foundation/MLS W.O.R.K.S. Humanitarian of the Year. He missed all of the club’s preseason and the first month of the regular season while recovering from ankle surgery. He made his season debut as a second half substitute at San Jose on 4/18 and then made his first start a week later, playing the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Colorado on 4/25. That game started a string of 22 starts in 23 games for Dunivant. During that run, he scored his first goal since 2006, tallying the only goal in LA’s 1-0 win vs. Houston on 6/28. He added his first assist of the year a week later, setting up Alecko Eskandarian’s goal in the 1-0 win vs. New England on 7/4. That was also his first assist since the 2006 campaign. He added a second one in the 1-0 win vs. Chivas USA on 8/29, setting up David Beckham for the game’s only goal. In the playoffs, he played every minute of both games against Chivas USA, but missed the Western Conference Championship through injury. However, he returned in time to play all 120 minutes of MLS Cup at left back. 2008: Made just nine appearances, five of those as a starter. His 412 minutes played were a career-low as a broken ankle in mid-June kept him out for the remainder of the season. However, he remained active off the field and in the community and was awarded Toronto FC’s Humanitarian of the Year Award in November. 2007: Joined Toronto FC on 6/27 from New York and made his TFC league debut on the road in Kansas City on 7/1. He played 1,600 minutes in 18 games after the trade and seven before it for a total of 25 games played. Made his home debut for the Reds on 7/25 in a friendly against English Premier League side Aston Villa, scoring a goal in a 4-2 loss. 2006: Dunivant split the season between LA and New York, playing in 22 games for the two clubs. He scored a career-best two goals on the season, with both coming as a member of the Red Bulls. He made his New York debut on 7/19 at Columbus and tallied his first goal of the year on 8/26 in a 6-0 win over Real Salt Lake. He scored again a week later in a 2-2 draw at home against Kansas City. 2005: Was acquired by the Galaxy before the season and made himself a permanent fixture for the club, winning the MLS Cup for a second time and his first U.S. Open Cup. He played every minute of each of the Galaxy's 32 MLS regular season games as well as all four playoff games for the club to become the first player in club history to accomplish the feat. He assisted on a Cobi Jones goal in a 2-2 draw with the MetroStars on 6/4 and then set up Mike Enfield in a 1-1 draw against New England a month later. 2004: Appeared in just 16 games as a result of injury, making 13 starts for the Earthquakes. However, he was healthy enough to be back in the lineup during the MLS Cup Playoffs, playing the full 90 minutes in each of San Jose’s two games. He was named his club’s co-Humanitarian of the Year. 2003: Dunivant was the first college senior taken in the draft when he was selected by San Jose with the sixth overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and was an ever-present member of the MLS Cup winning side, appearing in and starting all 30 games for the Earthquakes. He made his Earthquakes and MLS debut 4/12 at Colorado, scoring the game-winning goal in 22nd minute. Dunivant recorded an assist on the fastest goal in MLS history 9/27 vs. Dallas, setting up Dwayne DeRosario just 11 seconds into a 5-2 win at Spartan Stadium on 9/27. That was one of his career-best six assists. He finished the season as one of just nine players in the league to start all 30 games and played more minutes (2,778) than any other non-goalkeeper in the league.
A four-year starter at Stanford, Dunivant earned First Team All Pac-10 honors for three seasons with the Cardinal. As a senior in 2002, Dunivant was the only athlete to receive both first-team All-American and first-team Academic All-American honors. He captained Stanford to the 2002 College Cup Final and the 2001 NCAA Semifinals and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team each year. He finished his Stanford career with nine goals and 28 assists in 81 games.
Dunivant has collected two caps with the U.S. National Team during his career. He earned first for the U.S. in a 5-0 win over Norway at The Home Depot Center on 1/29/06, collecting two assists on that day. He made his second appearance with the National Team on 2/10/06 in a 3-2 win over Japan in San Francisco.