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Stuart Holden Player Profile

Stuart Holden Player Profile
Stuart Holden
Date of Birth:Aug 1, 1985 (Age 31)
Place of Birth:Aberdeen, Scotland
Nationality: United States
Height:178 cm.
Weight:73 Kg.
Squad Number:22
Stuart Holden - A family move from Scotland to the USA when Holden was ten helped change the fate of the young player. Holden's family set down roots in Texas and he developed ties to the soccer community there. Eventually, Holden was signed to the Houston Dynamo and won two championships with the Texas team, taking over the main midfield role for the squad entirely in 2009. That spurred his development, as did a new leadership role with the USA national team in the 2009 Gold Cup.

Holden is a wily player, with more skill than speed, but also noted for his stamina. In 2010, he caught the eye of coach Owen Coyle and signed for Bolton in England. He is considered one of the top options off the bench for Team USA.

Did you know?

Holden's younger brother, Euon, was drafted by the Houston Dynamo team.