Harden was a regular for four years at the, playing every match his first two seasons before a minor injury in his junior year. He was named team captain as a junior and senior. Before that, he was Oregon"s class 3A Player of the Year twice as a junior and senior.
He is the only soccer player to get his jersey retired at his high school.
He won four youth state championships with Football Club Portland Blue being coached by Jim Rilat and Jim Brazo, the club was run by the late Clive Charles.