Marc Burch

Marc Burch
Marc Burch
Marc Burch
Colorado Rapids
Real Name: Marc Burch
HT: 6' 1" WT: 180
Age: 31 (05/07/1984)
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: May 7, 1984
College: University of Maryland
Acquired: Selected by the Colorado Rapids with the 11th pick in Stage 1 of the 2013 Re-Entry Draft.



  • In his 10th season in Major League Soccer, defender Marc Burch was restricted to just eight appearances in 2015, the fewest since 2010 when at DC United.
  • One of his eight starts came in the Rapids' first home win of the year, a 1-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 23. He also featured in the home opener against New York City FC.
  • The league veteran was a solid option at left back, with the team keeping clean sheets in three of his first four appearances.
  • Burch made his final outing of the season at Vancouver on September 9.


  • Joined the Rapids for the first time in 2014 after previous playing with the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United. 
  • Started in 21 of the 22 games as a defender for the Rapids, contributing three assists on the attacking end.
  • Scored one of the goals of the year, a powerful freekick during the 4-3 home defeat to LA Galaxy (August 20). This was his first goal in MLS since April 29, 2011, when at D.C. United.


  • Contributed a career-high four assists for Seattle, Sounders, starting 19 of 29 games played.
  • Selected by Seattle in re-entry draft, Dec. 12, 2011, and then appeared in a career high 29 MLS matches, fourth most on the team.


  • Made 17 appearances and 11 starts for D.C. United, logging 1,117 minutes. Scored third career goal in loss at Houston.


  • Came back from injury after four starts and played for D.C. United in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal vs. Columbus, but re-aggravated his foot injury and missed the remainder of the season.


  • Started 25 matches and played 2,174 minutes for D.C. United, the most in his MLS career in both categories.


  • Continued his strong performance for D.C. United in the back line played in all but two matches at left back for D.C. United while also contributing three assists to the offense.
  • Scored two goals for D.C. United in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, both free kicks in the 2-0 win over Rochester.


  • Was traded to D.C. United for a 2008 supplemental third-round draft pick and became starter at left back after having previously been a striker. Scored first career goal in 4-1 win over Toronto.


  • Selected in the second round (24th overall) in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, before being traded to the Columbus Crew in July.

Scored the game-winning goal that secured the national championship for University of Maryland against New Mexico. Previously played at the University of Evansville and was all-Missouri Valley conference pick for three years before transferring.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Colorado Rapids88072005115030
2014Colorado Rapids222111899311121030
2013Seattle Sounders FC20130115848013000
2012Seattle Sounders FC29190182438116030
2011D.C. United17111111717110040
2010D.C. United4403600217010
2009D.C. United262512174220927050
2008D.C. United282101817313525071
2007D.C. United18151136239321130
2006Columbus Crew75047812012100
2006Los Angeles Galaxy300270000000
Career Totals-1821424129362085221672291
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