Rich Balchan

Rich Balchan
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Defender
  • Real Salt Lake
  • 6'
  • 165 lbs.
  • 01-18-1989
  • Ann Arbor, MI
The 11th overall selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Balchan joined RSL on March 2, 2013 after spending the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Columbus Crew.
 
Balchan recorded an unlucky first season with Real Salt Lake, suffering a dislocated shoulder against the LA Galaxy Reserves on April 28, 2013. The Indiana University product underwent successful shoulder surgery and made a return to the Real Salt Lake Reserves in its final match on September 24, 2013 in RSL’s‘ 2-0 win over Chivas USA Reserves. Balchan made no Claret-and-Cobalt first-team appearances in last year but played in a total of six RSL Reserve games – two of which were starts.
 
A versatile defender capable of playing both center and outside back, Balchan will hope to have a healthy 2014 season and provide RSL with valuable depth at all four spots across the backline.

Acquired

RSL: Signed to a contract by Real Salt Lake on March 2, 2013
CLB: Drafted with the 12th overall pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 13, 2011
 
Professional Career
 
2013: Made no first-team appearances for the Claret-and-Cobalt … Played in a total of six Real Salt Lake Reserve games, two of which were starts … Suffered a dislocated shoulder against the LA Galaxy Reserves on April 28; the injury kept him out for most of the season
 
2012: Did not feature in any MLS matches due to various injuries, including a sports hernia injury that required surgery and kept him out for most of the season
 
2011: Selected by Columbus with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft … Made his professional debut in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal series against Real Salt Lake, starting both legs of RSL’s series win over the Crew … Appeared in 19 regular season matches, 18 of which were starts … Scored his first professional goal on June 4 in the Crew’s 1-1 draw at the New York Red Bulls … Started the Crew’s one playoff game, a 1-0 Wild Card Game loss at the Colorado Rapids
 
Personal
 
Despite being an Indiana University alum, Balchan is a big supporter of the University of Michigan – a Big 10 Conference rival and his parents’ alma mater
 
College

2007-10: Appeared in all but two out of 80 possible matches in his four-year career at Indiana University … Scored four goals and added seven assists in his career with the Hoosiers … Named First-Team All-Big Ten in the 2010 season

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Real Salt Lake 3 2 0 201 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
2013 Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Columbus Crew 19 18 1 1615 0 1 1 12 0 1 0
Career Totals 22 20 1 1816 0 2 1 16 0 1 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 3 2 0 201 0 1 0 4 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Columbus Crew 1 1 0 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 19 18 1 1615 0 1 1 12 0 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
7/19/2014 VAN @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 RSL @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 NE @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/28/2014 RSL @ CHV L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 POR @ RSL L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Started 79 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/31/2014 RSL @ SEA L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 DAL @ RSL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/17/2014 COL @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2014 RSL @ HOU W 5-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/3/2014 RSL @ CHI W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 VAN @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 POR @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 RSL @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 RSL @ KC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
3/29/2014 TOR @ RSL W 0-3 Subbed On 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 LA @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 RSL @ SJ T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 RSL @ LA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2013 CHV @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 RSL @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 DAL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2013 POR @ RSL W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/21/2013 RSL @ POR T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 RSL @ NY L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 RSL @ DAL W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 PHI @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 RSL @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SJ @ RSL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 RSL @ CHV W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 RSL @ MTL L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 RSL @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 VAN @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CHV @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 RSL @ VAN T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 RSL @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 RSL @ SJ W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2012 CLB @ DC L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 KC @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 CHV @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 CLB @ NY L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2012 CLB @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 NE @ CLB W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/22/2012 TOR @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CLB @ KC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 KC @ CLB L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 CLB @ MTL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 RSL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 CLB @ CHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 CLB @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 CHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DAL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 CLB @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 NY @ CLB L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 CLB @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 MTL @ CLB W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 CLB @ CHI L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 CLB @ NE W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 DC @ CLB W 1-2 Subbed On 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/28/2011 CLB @ KC L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CLB @ PHI L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 TOR @ CLB L 4-2 Started 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA L 2-6 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/20/2011 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 NE @ CLB W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2011 CLB @ COL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 CLB @ RSL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 POR @ CLB W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 SJ @ CLB T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2011 CLB @ VAN W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/2/2011 CLB @ DAL L 0-2 Started 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 COL @ CLB W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/12/2011 CHI @ CLB L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
6/8/2011 RSL @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
6/4/2011 CLB @ NY T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
5/28/2011 CHV @ CLB T 3-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/21/2011 CLB @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/14/2011 CLB @ SJ L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 VAN @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 CLB @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/16/2011 KC @ CLB W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/9/2011 CLB @ CHV T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/1/2011 DAL @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/26/2011 NY @ CLB T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/19/2011 CLB @ DC L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves