Oakland, Calif. - C.J. Brown, a former San Jose State University men's soccer standout and current member of Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, was featured in the September 17 edition of the Oakland Tribune.
After battling through injuries throughout the 2008 season and early on during this 2009 campaign, Brown is back on the field. He has started and played all 90 minutes of the past four Fire matches, on August 23, August 29, September 12, and most recently, on Sunday, September 20, a 2-2 home draw with Columbus Crew inside Toyota Park. The Fire, who were unable to hold a 2-0 first-half advantage in that one, are now 10-6-10 on the year, and sit in second place in the Eastern Conference, three points behind Columbus, with the playoffs approaching.
Brown, the brother-in-law of long-time San Jose State tennis head coach Anh-Dao Nguyen-Church, has made 13 appearances in 2009, with 12 starts, and played a total of 1,004 minutes. The 34-year-old defender out of Hayward, Calif., and graduate of Hayward High School, remains the club's all-time leader in games played (265), games started (259) and minutes played (22,948), now in his 13th season. Brown has provided 19 total points from three goals and 13 assists offensively over his stellar MLS career.
Please click the link at the top of this page, or here, to access Carl Steward's feature.