Calen Carr

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Calen Carr
Calen Carr Houston Dynamo 2012.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-10-04) October 4, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Oakland, California, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Forward, Winger
Youth career
2001–2005 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Orange County Blue Star 18 (12)
2006–2011 Chicago Fire 82 (9)
2011–2013 Houston Dynamo 35 (5)
Total 135 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 4, 2012

Calen Carr (born October 4, 1982) is an American former professional soccer player. He last played as a forward for Houston Dynamo. He currently works for MLS as a web show host at and Extratime Radio Podcast.


High School and College[edit]

Born in Oakland, California, Carr attended The Branson School in Ross, California until 2001, where he was the team Offensive Player of the Year three times. During this time, Carr trained at the Zico Academy in Brazil.

Carr played college soccer at the University of California, Berkeley, where he finished with 22 goals and 15 assists in 75 matches. He was named Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year in 2005, as well as All-American. He also played with Orange County Blue Star in the USL Premier Development League for two seasons, and in the summer of 2005, trained with Arsenal in England.


Carr was drafted in the first round, 10th overall, by the Chicago Fire in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. Carr scored his first professional goal for the Chicago Fire on June 11, 2006 in the 90th minute in a 3-3 tie against the New England Revolution. In the 2006 U.S. Open Cup, Carr scored three goals and two assists - statistics not included in MLS statistics of league-only games. Carr had a strong season in 2007, but was injured in 2008, with a return to the MLS Chicago Fire a year later, in July 2009.

Calen Carr lies injured at 2012 MLS Cup

Carr remained with Chicago into the 2011 season. He was traded to Houston Dynamo in exchange for Dominic Oduro on March 23, 2011.[1]

Carr then entered the game for the first time in a Houston Dynamo jersey against the New England Revolution in the 80th minute of the game, a 1-1 tie on August 6, 2011. He was announced as a starter following the departure of forward Carlo Costly.

In the 44th minute of MLS Cup 2012, Carr scored the opening goal of a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. However, he would leave the game less than 10 minutes into the second half due to injury, and Los Angeles came back to win, 3-1.


  1. ^ "Fire Trade Calen Carr". 23 March 2011. 

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