A.J. Soares

  • Defenseman for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Wears #5
  • Voted team's best defenseman in 2011
  • Drafted by the Revolution in first round of the 2011 MLS draft (6th pick overall)
  • Likes to play guitar
  • Likes to surf
  • Does yoga in his spare time
  • Is conversational in Spanish
  • Has 5 brothers and sisters (he's the youngest)
  • Grew up in Solana Beach, California
  • Father was a commercial tuna fisherman
  • Attended University of California Berkeley, where he was an All-American and graduated with a degree in sociology