- Height / Weight: 6-3 / 180
- Age: 34 (05/24/1978)
- Pronunciation: shall-REE
- Hometown: Saint George, Grenada
- How Acquired: Signed on February 19, 2013
- Previous Clubs: Chivas USA (MLS, 2012)
- Finalist for 2009 MLS MVP.
- Four-time MLS Best XI Player and seven-time MLS All-Star.
- 10-year MLS veteran with 273 appearances, 39 goals, and 35 assists. Finished 2012 ninth among active players in games played and top-20 in goals (T-18th) and assists (T-12th).
- Twice named Grenada's Footballer of the Year and named the 2007 Caribbean Player of the Year.
- Sporting Director Chris Henderson: "Shalrie's a guy who's done everything in this league. He has a good sense of the game from right to left, moves the ball well. He's versatile, he has a great presence on the field, and he's a very good passer."
MLS Experience: 2012: Made 30 appearances with 27 starts, scoring three goals with four assists. Played the first 18 games of the season for New England before being traded to Chivas USA for final 12 matches. First time playing outside of New England in 10 year MLS career. Finished season 9th among active players with 273 games played and top 20 in goals (T-18th) and assists (T-12th).
2011: A 2011 MLS All-Star. Made 32 starts in the central midfield for the Revs. Scored a team-high eight goals, matching his previous career high from 2009, and recorded one assist. Four of his goals were from the penalty spot to tie for second in MLS in 2011. Scored his first goal of the season in the third minute at LA (March 20), the second-earliest goal to start a season in team history. Moved into sole possession of first place on the Revs’ career penalty kick chart, breaking his tie with former captain Steve Ralston. Played his 20,000th career minute with the club in the 54th minute against Real Salt Lake (July 4), becoming just the second Revolution player in club history to reach the 20,000-minute played mark with the club. Tied Jay Heaps’ club starts record with 238 starts on Oct. 15 against Columbus, and claimed the record outright with his 239th career starts in the next game at Toronto (Oct. 22). Also tied Heaps’ club appearances record (243) in the season finale at Toronto.
2010: A 2010 MLS All-Star. Made 22 starts, recording four goals and five assists. All four of his goals came in the last six matches of the season (Sept. 22-Oct. 16). Missed the first three games of the season with a right hip flexor strain before taking a leave of absence for personal reasons on April 24. Missed five league games while away from the team (April 24-May 20). Assisted on Chris Tierney’s first-career goal on Sept. 4 against Seattle. Scored his first goal of the season – and 25th goal of his career – at Dallas (Sept. 22). Made four SuperLiga appearances at central midfield, all starts. Assisted on Kenny Mansally’s 56th-minute goal and converted the first penalty kick of the Revs’ shootout win in the semifinals against Puebla FC (Aug. 4).
2009: Voted one of three finalists for MLS Most Valuable Player and earned MLS Best XI honors for the fourth-straight season. Was voted 2009 Revolution Team MVP and 2009 Midnight Riders’ Man of the Year, and also earned MLS All-Star honors for the sixth time. Made 27 regular-season appearances – including 24 starts – playing as both a central midfielder and forward. His eight goals and eight assists were both career highs, and he tied Kheli Dube for the team’s goal-scoring lead, earning the team’s Golden Boot award. His eight assists tied him for fifth in the league. Wore the captain’s armband following the season-ending injury to Steve Ralston. Overall, appeared in 29 games, starting both MLS Cup Playoff matches, as well. Recorded either a goal or an assist in three straight games (assist at New York on March 28, assist against Dallas on April 4 and a goal at D.C. on April 17). Added a pair of assists in the 4-0 win against New York (June 7), setting up Jay Heaps’ game-winning goal and Taylor Twellman’s 100th-career goal. Scored the game-winning goal at Seattle (Aug. 20). Set a new career high for goals in a season (8) and earned MLS player of the week honors for Week 28 when he scored both Revs goals in the 2-1 win over Seattle (Sept. 26), including a penalty kick in the 51st minute and the game-winning header in the 87th minute. Scored first career postseason goal in Eastern Conference Semifinal Series against Chicago.
2008: Started 27 regular-season matches, playing primarily as a defensive midfielder but also seeing limited action as a withdrawn forward and attacking midfielder. Recorded one goal and one assist. Missed his first match of the season on June 12 at Houston while with the Grenada National Team. Started all five SuperLiga matches, scoring three goals to tie for first in the competition. Started and captained the team in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals at D.C. United (Aug. 12). Started both matches in the CONCACAF Champions League qualifying round against Joe Public FC, and in the away leg in Trinidad.
2007: An MLS Best XI selection at season's end. An MLS All-Star "First XI" honoree and started against Celtic FC at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in July. Recorded assist in MLS Cup 2007.
2006: An MLS All-Star "First XI" selection. Voted Revolution Best Defender by the New England soccer media. Scored three goals and added one assist while controlling the Revs' midfield. Notched two goals on May 6 in the Revs' 4-0 victory over Los Angeles at Gillette Stadium. Missed the final five games of the regular season after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments and nerves in his right hand.
2005: Elected to the league Best XI and All-Star teams and voted Revolution Most Valuable Player by the New England soccer media. Considered by most observers to have been the MLS Select team's best player in the Trofeo Santiago Bernabeau match at Real Madrid on August 23. Added six goals to his usual tough-tackling, accurate-passing brand of play. Recorded his first-career two-goal game against the MetroStars at Giants Stadium on Sept. 17, also adding an assist in that game.
2004: Started and played in 23 regular season matches and all three Revs playoffs games, registering three regular-season assists. Missed two games in June to play in World Cup qualifying with Grenada. Also missed action because of a broken nose (two games) and a hip flexor/quadriceps injury (three games). Was a 2004 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star.
2003: Joseph became a force in central midfield during his rookie year with the Revolution, appearing in 28 games and finishing second on the club in minutes played with 2,466. Made his MLS debut on April 19 against Columbus at Gillette Stadium when he came on for Daniel Hernandez at halftime. One week later he made his first start in Dallas. Finished the season with two goals and two assists for six points. Recorded his first-career MLS point (an assist) on May 17 in a 3-0 victory over Chicago at home, then scored his first career MLS goal on Sept. 28 against Columbus in a 3-2, overtime victory at home.
Other Professional Experience: Drafted by the Revolution in the second round (14th overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. Pursued playing opportunities with teams in Italy and Germany before returning to the United States, where he played for the New York Freedoms of the D3 Pro-League during the 2002 season. Scored seven goals and added one assist with the Freedoms.
International Experience: Has appeared more than 20 times for the Grenada National Team and has scored one goal in Grenada’s 2-1 friendly win over Jamaica on June 10, 2008. Was the 2007 Caribbean Player of the Year and the 2008 Grenada Footballer of the Year. Named to the county’s 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup squad, but had to withdraw because of a bone bruise in his right knee. Most recently appeared for Grenada in a pair of World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica on June 14 and June 21, 2008, playing the full 90 minutes in both matches. Grenada drew in the first leg, 2-2, but dropped the second leg, 3-0, and was eliminated from World Cup Qualifying as a result. Played in the Copa Caribe, the pre-qualifying tournament for the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as well as World Cup Qualifiers, and played in CONCACAF region FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for Grenada in 2004. Named Grenada's Footballer of the Year in 2003.
College: Began college career at Bryant & Stratton College in Syracuse, N.Y., for two years before transferring to St. John's University in 2000. Earned NSCAA All-America honors at St. John's as a senior in 2001. Led the Red Storm to the NCAA College Cup semifinals in 2001 where they lost to former Revs teammate Pat Noonan's Indiana squad. Two-time NSCAA all-region and two-time All-BIG EAST selection. His two-year goal total of 21 goals ranked 10th all-time at St. John's. Scored 14 goals and added two assists as a junior playing forward, but retreated to defense as a senior, still managing to post seven goals and four assists in his final season.
Personal: Trained in Italy and Germany during the 2002 season. Graduated from St. John's (NY) with a degree in sports management. Nicknamed "Charlie" and "Chaz.” A citizen of Grenada, but his family moved to Crown Heights, Brooklyn when he was a teenager and Joseph considers himself a New Yorker, as well as a Grenadian. Favorite soccer team is Arsenal. Favorite soccer memory is going to the NCAA College Cup with St. John's. Listens to rap and reggae music. Favorite film is Scarface and favorite TV show is The Wire. Has a chocolate lab, Zola.