Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi
Birth date: March 23, 1994
College: University of Louisville
Acquired: Selected as the 12th pick (first round) of the MLS SuperDraft, Jan. 16, 2014.
- Hairston had to wait until the last home game of the season, against Montreal Impact on October 10, to see his first MLS minutes of 2015.
- He went on to start the last three games of the season, going the distance in each match.
- The second-year pro, was played as right-back for the Rapids, a change from his rookie season in which he featured 22 times (nine starts) in midfield.
- Hairston also spent time at Charlotte Independence, making eight appearances for the Rapids' USL affiliate.
- Launched his professional career with 22 appearances (nine starts) for the Rapids, logging 988 minutes.
- Scored his first and only professional goal Aug. 20, 2014 at home against the LA Galaxy.
- Named to the all-Big East rookie team in his freshman year.
- Helped lead the Cardinals to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference title in 2013, scoring three goals and added two assists.
- First team all-conference honors in 2013.
- Played four years at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida and was ranked among the nation’s top 150 players by College Soccer News.
- Named 2011-12 offensive player of the year.
- Played club soccer for Central Jackson Soccer, earning all-state honors four straight years.
- Cousin LaMarcus Aldridge plays in the National Basketball Association for the Portland Trailblazers.
- Played youth soccer in Mississippi with the Chicago Fire’s Kellen Gulley. Both players wear No. 94 for their birth year.