Chris Pontius (soccer) - Updated May 2024

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Chris Pontius (soccer)

Chris Pontius is an American former professional soccer player. Chris Pontius played as an attacking midfielder in teams like UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, Ventura County Fusion, D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, and LA Galaxy.

Early Life

Chris Pontius was born on May 12, 1987, and is currently 36 years old. His fullname is Christopher Richard Pontius. He was born in Yorba Linda, California, the U.S. However, he holds an American nationality.

Unfortunately, there is no information about his parents and siblings.


Talking about his qualifications, he attended Servite High School where he played central midfield. Later, he studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He also played college soccer at that university and was named Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2007, and Hermann Trophy candidate in 2008.


Since his school time, Chris started his career as a soccer player. He played club soccer with the Irvine Strikers in his school as a central midfield. In the year 2006, he along with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos won the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship.

Later, in his university days, he was known as Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2007, and Hermann Trophy candidate in 2008. During his freshman year, he played in 20 of 21 matches, making 5 starts for the Gauchos.

Then, he scored his first career goal against Northwestern and ended the season with a total of three. In 2008, despite being originally named to Ventura County Fusion’s roster along with several other Gauchos, he did not play any matches for the club.

He was drafted in the first round (7th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United. On March 22, 2009, he made his professional debut, and scored his first professional goal, in D.C. United’s first game of the 2009 MLS season against the Los Angeles Galaxy.

On September 14, 2012, D.C. United announced his signing a long-term contract extension with the club but the terms of the extension are as yet undisclosed.

Chris Pontius

Caption: Chris Pontius posing with his jersey. Source: Twitter

More about the career

In the year 2012, this player emerged as D.C. United’s leading goal scorer through the first 27 league matches with 10 goals. However, he has had a career riddled with injuries.

In September 2010, he had a hamstring injury that required surgery and concluded his season. In the year 2012, his first injury-free season since his debut, he scored a career-high 12 goals. Overall, he played 182 games, scored 37 goals, and recorded 23 assists for DC.

On December 7, 2015, he was traded to Philadelphia Union for allocation money. This player saw a resurgence to form and became a major contributor to the Union’s 2016 season as he led the team in scoring with 12 goals from 34 appearances on the left wing. That return to form earned him the 2016 MLS Comeback Player of the Year.

In January 2018, he signed as a free agent with LA Galaxy. His contract with LA Galaxy ended at the end of their 2018 season. Again, he re-signed with the club on December 19 and announced his retirement from professional soccer on October 29, 2019.

Brand Endorsements

There is no information about the brands he has endorsed. maybe he has not endorsed any brands till now. There are even no records of his endorsements on popular sites like Wikipedia. Also, he has not posted any brands on his social media accounts.

Personal Life

This famous soccer player has not disclosed any information regarding his past relationships and affairs. However, at present, he is married to a beautiful lady named Alex Gorab Pontius.

They are blessed with a cute baby girl. He frequently posts pictures with his wife on his Instagram account.

Chris Pontius

Caption: Chris Pontius with his wife and daughter. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Pontius has a decent height of around 6 feet which is equivalent to 1.88 meters. He has a good physique and weighs around 77 kilograms.

Therefore, the information regarding his body measurements is still not available. However, this handsome soccer player has dazzling dark brown eyes and dark brown color hair.

Chris Pontius – Social Media

The player is available on Instagram with the username @cpontius with around 9.5k followers. He also owns a verified Twitter account with the username @ChrisPontius13 and has garnered around 13.1k followers.

However, he is not available on other social media accounts like Facebook, YouTube, etc.

Chris Pontius – Net Worth 2024

Talking about his net worth, there is no detail about his net worth till now. Since he was a famous soccer player, he may have earned enough income. Now, he might have a good amount of income after retirement too.