Date of Birth11.7.1991 (29)
BirthplaceLake Forest, IL United States
2019 (Seattle): Shipp scored five markers in 2019, the second-highest goal total of his career, and his highest since he scored seven in his rookie season of 2014. He appeared in 25 games and recorded 1,382 minutes, his most in his three seasons in Seattle. Shipp also surpassed his previous highs in Seattle in shots (32) and shots on goal (12). On August 10 vs. New England, Shipp recorded his first brace since June 7, 2014 as a member of the Chicago Fire. He scored in consecutive games at LAFC (April 21) and vs. San Jose (April 24), marking the second time in his career he accomplished the feat. Shipp’s 32 shots and 12 shots on goal marked his highest totals since his 2015 season with Chicago.
2018 (Seattle): In his second season with Seattle, Shipp compiled his most prolific attacking season since 2015, tallying three goals and three assists during the MLS regular season. The cerebral midfielder started 15 of his 19 appearances and added two more appearances, including one start, in the 2018 MLS Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. The former Chicago Fire Homegrown player put in a man-of-the-match performance in Seattle’s 3-1 win over New York City FC (July 29), contributing one goal and one assist. Shipp provided an equally devastating shift a few weeks later, pitching in a goal and an assist as Seattle trounced the LA Galaxy 5-0 (August 18) at CenturyLink Field. The attacking midfielder got on the scoresheet in consecutive matches during the summer, with a goal as a substitute against the New York Red Bulls (June 13) and an assist at home in a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire (June 23). The Notre Dame alum also started every match of Seattle’s record nine-match winning streak. Showcasing his ability to score timely goals, Shipp sent Seattle to extra time in a 2-1 loss to Sacramento Republic (June 6) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a dramatic equalizer in second-half stoppage time.
2017 (Seattle): In his first season in Seattle, Shipp started 11 of his 18 regular season matches and recorded two goals, one in a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls (March 19) and the other a match winner against Real Salt Lake (May 20). He also tallied one assist in the penultimate regular season match versus FC Dallas (October 15). In the postseason, Shipp tallied two more assists in wins over the Vancouver Whitecaps (November 2) and Houston Dynamo (November 30).
2016 (Montreal Impact): Traded to Montreal on February 13, where he scored two goals and added three assists in 27 MLS appearances. Two of his assists came in consecutive matches to open the season (March 6 at Vancouver and March 12 vs. New York). He scored the Impact’s lone goals in a 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake (July 9) and a 3-1 loss against New York City FC (July 17).
2015 (Chicago Fire): In his second MLS season, Shipp started 29 of his 33 league matches. The midfielder recorded a career-high eight goals along with three assists. Shipp tallied a career-high two assists against Toronto FC (April 4).
2014 (Chicago Fire): A finalist for the AT&T MLS Rookie of the Year, Shipp made 33 MLS appearances, including 29 starts. He registered seven goals and six assists in his inaugural campaign, including a hat-trick just eight matches into his professional career (May 10 at New York). He also bagged a brace against Sounders FC (June 7). Shipp signed a Homegrown Player contract following his senior season at Notre Dame.
A four-year standout at Notre Dame, Shipp helped lead the Fighting Irish to the first national championship in program history during his senior season. Shipp made 84 appearances over his four collegiate seasons, in which he scored 23 goals and recorded 24 assists. As a senior in 2013, Shipp was named to the NSCAA All-America First Team, College Soccer News All-America First Team and All-ACC First Team, in addition to the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Academic All-American of the Year and a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist.
The son of Terry and Kathleen, Shipp has one younger brother and two younger sisters. His brother, Michael, was his teammate at Notre Dame. Shipp graduated from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a finance degree and a 3.882 cumulative GPA.
Traded to Seattle from Montreal Impact for General Allocation Money on December 22, 2016.