Assistant Coach/Community Ambassador
Former Colorado Rapids player and MLS Cup champion Brian Mullan currently serves as a Community Ambassador for the Rapids organization. Outside of coaching, Brian participates in public speaking, supports numerous philanthropic organizations/causes, and serves in the area of community outreach. Mullan also works with area youth, while promoting sportsmanship, teamwork and the game of soccer among the state’s various youth leagues.
Brian played 14 years in Major League Soccer and during that time was a part of five MLS Cup-winning teams. He is one of only two players in the history of the league to be a member of five championship teams.
He was drafted ninth overall by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft and made his MLS debut against Colorado on April 21, 2001. In his first professional season, Brian helped the Galaxy win the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. His second year in Los Angeles was highlighted by the Galaxy winning both the MLS Cup and the Supporters’ Shield.
In 2003, he was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes and picked up right where he left off in Los Angeles, with another MLS Cup title. He scored six goals, contributed six assists and started every game for the Earthquakes. He spent two more years at San Jose, helping the ‘Quakes win the 2005 Supporters’ Shield.
He spent much of the next five years in Houston where he helped the Dynamo win two straight MLS Cups, giving him four MLS Cup titles in seven years as a professional. He ranks second all-time for the Dynamo in assists with 26.
After the first 22 games of the 2010 season in Houston, Mullan was traded to the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 15, 2010, which marked his return to his home state. Two months later, the Rapids won their first MLS Cup championship (Mullan’s fifth).
In 2012, he became the 15th field player in MLS history to reach 300 regular season games. His 14-year MLS totals include 359 appearances, 320 starts, 31 goals and 65 assists.
Mullan had four appearances with the U.S. national team, making his debut July 11, 2004 against Poland. His last full national team appearance was on March 25, 2007 against Ecuador.
On April 4, 2008, Mullan was honored with induction into the Creighton University Athletics Hall of Fame. In his four years playing for the Blue Jays, his career totals are 88 appearances, 36 goals and 32 assists. He attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo., where he was the 1996-97 Colorado High School Player of the Year, leading Regis to the state 5A title as a senior and the 4A title as a junior.
Mullan lives in the Denver area with his wife, Kersten and their two sons, Brady and Keagan.