The second most-capped player in Mexican national team history, storied midfielder Pavel Pardo joined the Fire midway through the 2011 campaign, making an immediate impact scoring in his club debut August 3 vs. Philadelphia. The veteran of 148 international matches joined fellow midseason signing Sebastian Grazzini in turning the team’s fortunes around and will be looked to for his leadership as well as providing a steady presence in the middle of the park during the 2012 campaign.
2011: Appeared in 13 matches, starting 12 over 1047 minutes after signing with the team on July 26. Tallied one goal and five assists…Scored in his club debut, a 54th minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw 8/3 vs. PHI…Assisted on Dan Gargan’s 69th minute header in a 2-0 win 8/21 vs. TFC…Assisted on Dominic Oduro’s goal in the 17th minute as well as Cory Gibbs’ 36th minute header in a 2-0 win 8/27 vs. COL…Assisted on Marco Pappa’s 36th minute strike in a 3-0 win 9/28 at RSL…Assisted on Jalil Anibaba’s 11th minut header in a 3-2 win 10/22 vs. CLB…LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: Appeared in one match, starting and going 90 minutes in the 2011 final, a 2-0 loss at Seattle Sounders FC…INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Started and played the first 45 minutes in a 1-0 loss 9/14 vs. Chivas de Guadalajara.
Previous Club Experience:
Returned to Club America at the beginning of 2009, making 100 competitive appearances and scoring three goals… Played four matches for las Aguilas during the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions LeagueFollowing an impressive 2006 FIFA World Cup, made a high-profile transfer to German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart at the beginning of the 2006-07 season...made 39 competitive appearances, scoring two goals while helping Die Roten to the 2007 Bundesliga crown, their first league title since 1992… Made four appearances and scored one goal during the club’s 2007-08 UEFA Champions League run and made eight appearances the following year during their time in the UEFA Cup…Played for Stuttgart through the end of 2008, having made 93 appearances and tallying six goals across all competitions…Moved to Club America for the first of two stints with the Mexican giants in1999… Helped Las Aguilas to championships during the 2002 Verano and 2005 Clausura tournaments as well as the Campeon de Campeones title in 2005 and 2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup title…Appeared in 244 matches, scoring 22 goals for America from 1999-2006…Played the 1998-99 season with Mexican Primera side UAG Tecos, making 34 appearances and scoring five goals…Made his professional debut with Club Atlas in 1993, where he appeared in 156 matches and scored seven goals through 1998…
With 148 international appearances, Pardo is currently the second-most capped player in Mexican National Team history behind only Claudio Suarez and as of December 2011 was the 13th most capped player worldwide…Has scored 11 goals since making his first international debut for el Tricolor in a 2-0 friendly loss as France on August 31, 1996. The central midfielder appeared in seven matches for his country during the 1998 and 2006 FIFA World Cups, helping the side to Round of 16 appearances in both tournaments. Pardo was also a member of the Mexican side that hosted and won the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup and has twice been a part of Mexico’s CONCACAF Gold Cup winning teams in 1998 and 2003. 1996: Appeared in eight matches including five of six CONCACAF semifinal qualifiers for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, helping Mexico advance to the next year’s final round…1997: Appeared in 23 international matches, including nine of 10 CONCACAF Final Round qualifiers helping Mexico to the 1998 FIFA World Cup...Appeared in five of six matches at the 1997 Copa America, helping Mexico to third place at the tournament…Appeared in all three matches at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup in Saudi Arabia. 1998: Appeared in 14 matches, helping Mexico to the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup championship and appearing in three of the team’s four matches during the FIFA World Cup in France…1999: Appeared in 18 matches, including all three games at the Copa America in Uruguay as well as all five matches during Mexico’s run to the FIFA Confederations Cup title…scored his first international goal in a 2-2 draw vs. Egypt during the tournament on July 27…2000: Appeared in 10 matches, including five of six of Mexico’s CONCACAF semifinal round qualifying games for the 2002 FIFA World Cup…scored in a 3-1 friendly win vs. Romania on January 19…2001: Appeared in 12 matches…played in five CONCACAF Final Round World Cup qualifying matches, helping El Tri qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan…scored in a 1-1 draw at Trinidad & Tobago on April 25…Appeared in all three FIFA Confederations Cup matches…2003: Returned to the national team, appearing in 11 matches including five during the CONCACAF Gold Cup, helping Mexico win its fourth regional crown…scored in a 2-0 friendly win vs. Bolivia in Dallas on March 19…2004: Appeared in nine matches, including three CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers and three matches at the Copa America…scored in a 2-2 draw with Uruguay in Chiclayo, Peru on July 7…2005: Made 13 appearances, playing in five CONCACAF qualifiers, helping Mexico qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa…scored in a 5-0 rout of Panama at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on September 5…Appeared in all five matches during the Confederations Cup in Germany, helping Mexico to a fourth place finish…2006: Appeared in 11 matches, including all four of Mexico’s games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany…2007: Made seven appearances, playing in five of six matches during the CONCACAF Gold Cup…scored the winner in a 1-0 semifinal victory over Guadeloupe at Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 21…2008: Made five appearances and played in two CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa…scored in a 2-1 friendly win vs. Ghana at Craven Cottage in London on March 26…scored both goals in a 2-1 come-from-behind World Cup qualifying victory over Honduras on August 20 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City…2009: Appeared in five matches, four of which were CONCACAF Final Round World Cup qualifying matches…Scored in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying victory vs. Costa Rica at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on March 28.