David has won countless state champions with his former club team, St. Louis Soccer Club, en route to winning the U18 National Championship in 2004. In high school, David emerged as arguably the best player in Missouri, with First-Team All-State, All-Metro, and All-Region honors, as well as being named the Missouri Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. Following his outstanding high school career, David accepted a scholarship to Northwestern University, whose soccer team two years prior to David attending only won one game. During his freshman year, David set the All-Time Big Ten and Northwestern single season assist record with 14. In 2006, Soccer America named David, along with only ten other players nationwide, to the 2006 Soccer America Men’s College MVP Team, which is the equivalent of a First-Team All-America honor. He was also named to the First-Team All-Big Ten and First-Team All-Regional. In 2007, David was a Unanimous First-Team All-Big Ten Selection, First-Team All-Region, and a Second-Team All-America pick of both the NSCAA and College Soccer News. He left NU as the all time leader in assists with 32, and 3rd all time points leader with 70 points. David graduated from Northwestern with a degree in Communications. David was then drafted 44th overall by the New York Red Bulls. Unfortunately, he tore his knee playing in a scrimmage match against Swedish side Hammurby and was sidelined for much of the season. He made his professional debut on July 1, 2008, in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.