Citizenship: USA College: Duke University Last Club: AC St. Louis (USSF D2) How acquired: Signed as a free agent on March 10, 2011
Michael Videira proved invaluable in his second season with the Fire, adding depth in both midfield and along the backline. Now with two seasons in Chicago under his belt, the experienced, former Hamilton Academical player will push for more minutes heading into the 2013 campaign.
2012: Appeared in three matches, logging 40 minutes. LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: Appeared in one match, starting in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Michigan Bucks 5/29 …INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Entered the match in the 68th minute in a 1-0 loss to Aston Villa 7/14…Started and scored in a 2-2 draw with Liga MX side Club Santos Laguna 9/8 …MLS RESERVE LEAGUE: Was the only Fire player to play every minute of the 2012 Reserve season…Tallied one assist, setting up Orr Barouch’s goal in the 79th minute in a 3-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City 5/13
2011: Appeared in nine matches, starting seven while logging 493 minutes… Tallied one assist, helping on Gaston Puerari’s 40th minute strike in a 3-2 win 3/26 vs. SKC…LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: Appeared in two matches, going the distance in both in the club’s run to the 2011 U.S. Open Cup final…INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Came on as a sub in both matches, logging 47 minutes. Came on in the 88th minute in a 3-1 loss 7/23 vs. Manchester United and as a halftime substitute in a 1-0 loss 9/14 vs. Chivas de Guadalajara.
2010: Signed midseason with USSF Division 2 side AC St. Louis, playing eight matches.
2009-10: Signed with the New England Revolution ahead of the 2009 MLS Regular Season…made his professional debut on 4/25 at Real Salt Lake…Made his first start on 5/3 in a 2-2 draw with Houston…Played his first full 90 minutes on 7/4 in a 1-0 loss at Los Angeles… Played one match on loan with USL-2 side Western Mass Pioneers, scoring a goal…Was released by New England on July 26, 2010.
2008: Selected in the 2nd Round (18th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution, but elected to sign with Hamilton Academical of the Scottish Premier League, where after a string of injuries, he failed to make a first team appearance and was released from his contract in December 2008.
2007: Appeared in 16 matches, tallying two goals and three assists for Duke… Was named a semifinalists for the MAC-Hermann award for the third consecutive year and named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team for the second straight year… 2006: Made 20 appearances, tallying eight goals and seven assists for the Blue Devils…Named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy for the second consecutive season ... honored as NSCAA/adidas third team All-America selection ... a College Soccer News All-America choice ... named to Soccer America's most valuable players list for 2006 ... earned Top Drawer Soccer first team of the season honors ... made NSCAA/adidas All-South first team .. All-ACC first team choice for the third straight season ... voted as ACC Tournament MVP and to All-Tournament team ... named Duke's co-most valuable player ... 2005: Played in 20 matches, tallying three goals and nine assists…Named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, the National Player of the Year award ... first team All-ACC selection ... ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District second team choice ... All-ACC Academic pick. 2004: Appeared in 24 matches, tallying four goals and 15 assists…Named Soccer America’s National Freshman of the Year ... also earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors ... a third-team All-South Region pick ... second in the ACC with 15 assists ... began the season as a defensive midfielder, but moved towards the front later in the year ... named to the National All-Freshman first team by Top Drawer Soccer ... remained in California after the College Cup to train with the United States U-20 National Team ... a first-team Freshman All-America pick by College Soccer News ...
Prep: A two-time first team All-State and first team All-ISL honoree at Noble & Greenough School ... named to the Parade and McDonald’s All-America teams as a senior ... won the ISL All-League Award his senior year ... named to the All-New England Senior Prep All-Star Team and was named the Boston Globe/ISL All-Scholastic Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... the Gatorade State Player of the Year and Boston Globe/ISL All-Scholastic Offensive Player of the Year as a junior, when he led his team to a 14-0-3 record and the ISL championship ... named to the All-New England Prep Team as a junior, when his team finished as New England Class “A” co-champions ... named to the U-18 NSCAA adidas All-America Team in 2003 and the U-16 NSCAA adidas All-America Team in 2002 ... participated in ODP from 1999-2003 ... played club soccer with the F.C. Greater Boston Bolts ... helped his team win the state championship in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... advanced to the USYSA National Championships in 2004 ... won the Region 1 Premier League Championship in 2003 ... selected to Who’s Who Among High School Students in 2002-03.
International: Has been a member of the U14, U17, U18 and U20 United States Men’s National Teams.
Personal: Son of Amilcar and Connie Videira ... Enjoys playing tennis, boating, and watching movies… Favorite place to vacation to is the British Virgin Islands… His most rewarding moment in soccer was helping take Duke to the final four… Favorite player is Lionel Messi… Mainly influenced by his parents…Serves on the Junior Board of the nonprofit Urban Initiatives… Fan of films by Wes Anderson… Nicknamed “Vito”