Name: Matt ReisDate of Birth: March 28, 1975Birthplace: Atlanta, GACurrent Job Position: LA Galaxy Goalkeeper CoachPosition on Field: GoalkeeperNumber: 1
Atteneded Santa Margarita High School
Club Soccer: Pateadores SC
Matt Reis is an alumni of Pateadores Soccer Club. Matt was playing for pats before heading out to play college soccer and becoming a professional player. Matt has given back to Pateadores family by raffling out a New England jersey back in 2014 when he showed up to the pats alumni "USMNT World Cup watch party".
Collegiate Soccer: UCLA
Matt finished his college career strong, winning the NCCA Championship in 1997, while setting a school record of 11 saves in the semifinals. Which earned him the title of NCCA College Cup Defensive MVP. Matt was also named the 1997 All-American by Soccer America and Soccer Times. In his only year as being the number one keeper for the Bruins, Matt posted an 0.64 GAA and totaled nine shoutouts in 19 appearances (posting a 17-2 overall record).
International Soccer: USMNT
Matt earned a total of two caps with the national team. He was called up in 2008 for the World Cup Qualifiers but saw no action on the field. Matt earned his first cap on January 22, 2006 against Canada in a 0-0 tie. The second cap came almost exactly a year later on January 20, 2007 when he got his first win (3-1) with the USMNT against Denmark.
Major League Soccer: LA Galaxy, New England Revolution
Drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy as the overall 26th pick of the 1998 MLS College Draft, Matt played a total of five games and earning his first win on April 18 in an away game at Kansa City. Although in 1999 Matt had the least playing time for any GK in the MLS, he was the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Open Cup. In Matt's last year with the Galaxy he won the MLS Cup championship in overtime against the Revolution. The following year Matt was trade from the LA Galaxy to New England Revolution. The following year he came out big against Columbus in a MLS Cup Playoff game where he went to save two penalty kicks in game 2 and after saved one penalty kick and scoring one penally kick against D.C. United in the Eastern Conference Championship game, Earning him the award of 2004 Revolution Defensive Player of the Year. In 2005 Matt had one of his best years being named to the league All-Star team and set all time single-season club marks for wins, saves, shutouts and minutes played in goal and starts in goal. Not many can say they played for the Trofeo Santiago Bernabeau but in August 23 of 2005 Matt became one of the few GK to have played in that match. In 2012 Thought out his career Matt won a total of 8 trophies and several personal awards making him one of the best MLS Goalkeepers. Outside of soccer Matt Reis is still an amazing human being, helping raise lots of money for Boston's Children's Hospital. But while at the Boston Marathon back in 2013 Matt made his biggest save outside of field. (hear full story in his video page).