Jose Villarreal (soccer)

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Jose Villarreal
Personal information
Full name Jose Villarreal
Date of birth (1993-09-10) September 10, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Inglewood, California, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Second Striker
Club information
Current team
Orlando City SC
Number 33
Youth career
2007–2009 South Bay Force
2009–2011 Pateadores
2011–2012 LA Galaxy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 LA Galaxy 68 (5)
2014 Cruz Azul (loan) 0 (0)
2014–2017 LA Galaxy II (loan) 24 (7)
2018– Orlando City SC 0 (0)
National team
2011 United States U18 3 (0)
2011–2013 United States U20 11 (8)
2011–2015 United States U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of December 27, 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 23, 2015

Jose Villarreal (born September 10, 1993) is an American soccer player who plays for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

LA Galaxy[edit]

Early career[edit]

Villarreal made his debut for LA Galaxy on July 15, 2012 against Portland Timbers, coming on in the 90th minute, replacing Robbie Keane.[1] Villarreal scored for LA Galaxy on July 18, with a late long-range goal, to tie the game at 2–2 in only his second MLS match.[2]

Loan to Mexico[edit]

On December 20, 2013 Villarreal moved to Mexican club Cruz Azul on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy for a year with an option to buy after the loan for the Mexican side.[3]

2015[edit]

On March 6, 2015 he scored the first goal of the new MLS season in a 2–0 home win over the Chicago Fire.[4]

On July 1, 2015 Villarreal scored the winner in the opening 10 minutes in the Fifth Round of the U.S. Open Cup against San Jose Earthquakes.[5]

Orlando City[edit]

On December 27, 2017, Villarreal was traded by LA Galaxy to Orlando City SC in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.[6][7]

International career[edit]

Villarreal has played for United States U18, and was also called into the United States U23 camp in the last Olympic cycle.

Personal life[edit]

Villarreal was born in Inglewood, California to immigrant Mexican parents,[8] his younger brother Jaime (born 1995) is also playing professional soccer.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of July 24, 2016[10]
All-time club performance
Club Season MLS US Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
LA Galaxy 2012 10 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 15 2
2013 22 2 1 0 1 0 6 1 30 3
2014 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015 16 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 18 3
2016 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Club Total 56 5 4 1 2 0 10 2 72 8

Honors[edit]

Los Angeles Galaxy

References[edit]

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