ACQUIRED: Traded from Houston Dynamo on November 12, 2019
Hairston joins the Loons after one season with Houston Dynamo where he appeared in 12 games. The multi-faceted winger began his MLS career with the Colorado Rapids, where he was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. In his rookie season, Hairston made 22 appearances with one goal and one assist. In his five seasons in Colorado, Hairston played 95 games, with seven goals and 11 assists. 2016 was Hairston’s breakout year with Colorado, with the midfielder scoring three goals with a career-high six assists. Additionally, Hairston made four MLS Playoff game appearances and was named Rapids Young Player of the Year.
INTERNATIONAL: Earned first senior U.S. Men's National Team call-up for January 2018 camp … Earned U-21 and U-23 U.S. National Team call-ups in 2014 … Was part of the U.S. U-20 National Team at the 2013 Toulon Tournament … Received first U.S. Youth National Team call-up for April 2013 training camp
COLLEGE: Louisville University … 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 added two assists … First team all-conference honors in 2013