A highly-touted prospect and a starting goalkeeper for the United States in the run-up prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics, Brown played college soccer at the College of William and Mary. In 1999, he became only the third goalkeeper in NCAA history (Tony Meola and Brad Friedel were the other two) to be named NCAA First Team All-American twice. The Colorado Rapids then made Brown the third overall pick of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft.
Brown's pro career was not as solid as was expected due to various injuries. After sharing goalkeeping duties with David Kramer in his rookie season (an injury which kept him from going to the Olympics), Brown was the principal of the deal that sent Carlos Valderrama from the Tampa Bay Mutiny to Colorado. After only half of one season in Tampa, the Mutiny folded, leaving him exposed in the 2002 MLS Dispersal Draft. Surprisingly, Brown's high contract kept him from being selected, although he eventually signed with the New England Revolution a few days after the draft.
It was in New England that Brown had his best season in 2002; Brown won the starting job from Juergen Sommer midway through the year and led the Revolution to the brink of winning the MLS Cup. Call-ups (but no caps) to the senior national team and a solid 2003 followed, but so did more injuries. After the 2004 season and without a starting job, he signed with Aalesund on a free transfer.
On July 2, 2007, Brown made a number of great saves early in the game against Rosenborg Lerkendal, and then he headed in the equalizer at the end of the stoppage time to tie the game 2-2. It was his first ever goal.
HARRIS SHOWN DOOR AS RAPIDS REMODEL THROUGH MLS DRAFT STRIKER IS TRADED; COVETED GOALIE BROWN FIRST PICK.(Sports)
Feb 07, 2000; Byline: Alan Pearce News Staff Writer Heading to spring training in Florida with holes in their lineup, the Colorado Rapids...