Tony Rocha

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Tony Rocha
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Rocha playing for Orlando City B in 2017
Personal information
Full name Antonio Rocha
Date of birth (1993-08-21) August 21, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Spring, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Orlando City
Number 8
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Tulsa Golden Hurricane 76 (7)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Austin Aztex 7 (3)
2014 Tulsa Athletic 4 (2)
2015 Austin Aztex 25 (1)
2016 Orlando City B 19 (1)
2016– Orlando City 23 (0)
2017Orlando City B (loan) 14 (0)
2018Saint Louis FC (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 28, 2018

Antonio Rocha (born August 21, 1993) is an American soccer player currently playing for Orlando City in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Rocha played college soccer at the University of Tulsa from 2011 to 2014. For the 2011 season, Rocha was named as the Conference USA Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year.[1] He was selected to the All-Conference USA Third-Team in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[1][2][3] Rocha was named to the All-Tournament Team for the 2014 American Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament.[4]

Professional[edit]

Rocha was selected by Sporting Kansas City in the fourth round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[5] They cut him prior to the start of the season. On March 9, 2015, Rocha signed with Austin Aztex for the 2015 USL season.[6] This would be the team's final season before dissolving and Rocha was forced to find a new club.

On October 15, 2015, Rocha became one of the first three players to sign with newly formed USL side Orlando City B along with Mikey Ambrose and Kyle Callan-McFadden.[7]

Rocha signed a short-term agreement with Orlando City on June 15, 2016 for a 2016 U.S. Open Cup match.[8]

On August 3, 2016, Orlando City acquired Rocha's MLS rights from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft[9] and he was signed to an MLS contract the day after.

Rocha was loaned to Saint Louis FC on April 6, 2018.[10] He returned to Orlando a week later having played twice.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played October 28, 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup Continental League Playoffs Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Austin Aztex 2015 USL 25 1 1 0 26 1
Orlando City 2016 MLS 8 0 2 0 10 0
2017 3 0 0 0 3 0
2018 12 0 1 0 13 0
Total 23 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
Orlando City B 2016 USL 19 1 19 1
2017 14 0 14 0
Total 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
Saint Louis FC (loan) 2018 USL 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 83 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 87 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tony Rocha Named C-USA Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year – University of Tulsa". University of Tulsa.
  2. ^ "Cristian Mata Named as C-USA Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year – University of Tulsa". University of Tulsa.
  3. ^ "Five Tulsa Men's Soccer Players Named to All-Conference USA Teams – University of Tulsa". University of Tulsa.
  4. ^ "Tulsa Men's Soccer Team Claims The American Championship on Penalty Kicks – University of Tulsa". University of Tulsa.
  5. ^ "Tulsa's Tony Rocha Selected in MLS SuperDraft by Sporting KC – University of Tulsa". University of Tulsa.
  6. ^ "Tony Rocha Returns To Austin Aztex – Austin Aztex". austinaztex.com.
  7. ^ "Orlando City Announces Orlando City B, Signs Defenders Mikey Ambrose, Kyle Callan-McFadden, Midfielder Tony Rocha". October 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "Orlando City SC Signs Tony Rocha to Short Term Agreement". June 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Orlando City Acquires Rights to OCB Midfielder Tony Rocha From Sporting Kansas City". August 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Orlando City SC Loans Tony Rocha to Saint Louis FC". April 6, 2018.

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