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)
2014Cruz Azul (loan) 0 (0)
2014–2017LA Galaxy II (loan) 33 (7)
2018– Orlando City SC 2 (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 Tequi (born September 10, 1993) is an American soccer player who plays for Orlando City SC in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Villarreal won the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/18 championship with Pateadores during the 2010–2011 Development Academy season.[1] Pateadores won the championship after defeating FC Dallas 2–1 with Villarreal scoring both goals.[2]

LA Galaxy[edit]

On December 22, 2011, Villarreal signed with LA Galaxy as a Homegrown Player.[3] Aged 17, he made his debut for LA Galaxy on July 15, 2012 against Portland Timbers, coming on in the 90th minute, replacing Robbie Keane.[4] 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.[5]

On March 30, 2013, Villarreal scored a stoppage-time goal against Toronto FC to earn a 2–2 draw for LA Galaxy.[6] Villarreal’s goal was named the No. 1 play of the day on SportsCenter.[7]

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.[8]

On March 6, 2015 he scored the first goal of the new MLS season in a 2–0 home win over the Chicago Fire.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11][12] Villarreal made his Orlando City debut on June 2, 2018 against New York City FC.[13]

International career[edit]

Villarreal has been capped for the United States at under-18, under-20 and under-23 level.

He competed at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship where he scored 3 goals and was named to the All-Tournament Team. The team lost the final 3-1 after extra time to hosts and defending champions Mexico.[14] He then represented the United States at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Villarreal was born in Inglewood, California to immigrant Mexican parents.[16] His younger brother Jaime (born 1995) is also a professional soccer player.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of July 15, 2018[18]
Club Season League Playoffs US Open Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
LA Galaxy 2012 MLS 10 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 14 2
2013 22 2 1 0 1 1 7 1 31 4
2014 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015 16 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 20 3
2016 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
2017 12 0 0 0 2 1 14 1
Total 68 5 2 0 6 4 12 2 88 11
LA Galaxy II (loan) 2015 USL 3 0 3 0
2016 24 7 1 0 25 7
2017 6 0 6 0
Total 33 7 1 0 34 7
Orlando City 2018 MLS 2 0 2 0 4 0
Total 2 0 2 0 4 0
Career Total 103 12 3 0 8 4 12 2 126 18


Honors[edit]

LA Galaxy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U-20 MNT's Villarreal Represents Growing Presence from Academy Base". www.ussoccer.com. 
  2. ^ "Pateadores Wins U-17/18 Development Academy Finals Week Championship". www.ussoccer.com. 
  3. ^ "LA Galaxy sign Jose Villarreal as Homegrown Player". December 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Portland Timbers 3–5 La Galaxy". Soccerway. July 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ French, Scott. "LA's Villarreal sounds his arrival in MLS with late stunner". Major League Soccer. Retrieved July 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Match Recap: Toronto FC 2, LA Galaxy 2". March 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Villarreal Scores Late for Galaxy; Powers Tallies First MLS Goal". www.ussoccer.com. 
  8. ^ "Report: Mexican power Cruz Azul add MLSers Jose Villarreal, Michael Farfan and Rafael Baca". December 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "LA Galaxy 2–0 Chicago Fire: Robbie Keane's late strike seals win". Sky Sports News. March 7, 2015. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ "SJ Earthquakes 0–1 LA Galaxy". Soccer. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Orlando City SC Acquires Mohamed El-Munir, Jose Villarreal". December 27, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Jose Villarreal will get chance to jump-start his career at Orlando City". 
  13. ^ "Orlando City Falls at New York City". June 2, 2018. 
  14. ^ "U.S. U-20 Men's National Team Falls 3–1 to Mexico in CONCACAF U-20 Championship Final". www.ussoccer.com. 
  15. ^ "U-20 MNT Head Coach Tab Ramos Names 21-Player Roster for 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey". www.ussoccer.com. 
  16. ^ "A Shot at the Galaxy – Los Angeles Magazine". October 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Jaime Villarreal". 
  18. ^ "Justin Meram". December 6, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 

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