Stuart Alistair Holden (born August 1, 1985) is an American retired professional soccer player who played as a midfielder, and is currently a lead TV game analyst for Fox Sports and Turner Sports.
Holden is part of the ownership group for Spanish La Liga soccer club, RCD Mallorca.
Holden represented the United States at under-20, under-23 and senior levels.
He made his senior debut in July 2009 against Grenada and scored his first goal during that game.
He was part of the United States squad at the 2008 Summer Olympics, 2009 and 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Since his debut, Holden has gained 25 caps and scored three goals.
Following severe and recurring knee problems, Holden announced his retirement from professional soccer on February 3, 2016.Since retiring, Holden made a quick transition into TV, working as a game analyst and host for Fox Sports - He has worked as the lead analyst on the network's marquee soccer properties including Major League Soccer, U.S.
Men's National Team World Cup Qualifiers, and UEFA Champions League.
He was recently announced as the lead game analyst for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on FOX in Russia.Additionally, he is also a co-host of Turner Sports' coverage of the UEFA Champions League and hosts from Turner's Los Angeles studio alongside Steve Nash.