Los Angeles Fc Best Players of All Time

Los Angeles FC is a professional soccer team based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2014, LAFC are one of the newest members of Major League Soccer and have quickly become a dominant force within the league. With their bold style of play and passionate fanbase, they have established themselves as an exciting club to watch on the field with ambitions for success both domestically and internationally. From their inception until now, LAFC has made strides towards becoming one of MLS’ premier clubs – something that will be further tested this season when they compete for trophies once more.

1. Carlos Vela

Forward

Carlos Vela Career

  • 2002–2005: Guadalajara
  • 2005–2006: Arsenal
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2012: Arsenal: 29: (3)
  • 2005–2006: → Celta Vigo (loan): 0: (0)
  • 2006–2007: → Salamanca (loan): 31: (8)
  • 2007–2008: → Osasuna (loan): 33: (3)
  • 2010–2011: → West Bromwich Albion (loan): 8: (2)
  • 2011–2012: → Real Sociedad (loan): 35: (12)
  • 2012–2018: Real Sociedad: 184: (54)
  • 2018–: Los Angeles FC: 118: (69)
  • 2005: Mexico U17: 8: (5)
  • 2007: Mexico U20: 8: (0)
  • 2007–2018: Mexico: 72: (19)

Carlos Vela is a Mexican international forward who currently plays for LAFC in the United States. Carlos Vela began his career with Guadalajara before moving to Arsenal in 2005.

He made 29 appearances for Arsenal over three seasons. In 2006, Carlos Vela moved to Celta Vigo on loan, where he scored no goals but did provide two assists in 18 appearances. Following his time at Celta Velo, Carlos signed with Los Angeles FC and has since helped them reach the playoffs twice (in 2018 and 2019).

Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido was born on 1 March 1989 in Cancún, Mexico.[1] He started playing football at a young age with local side Atlético Balompié before joining Guadalajara's youth setup in 2002[2]. After making just one appearance for Guadalajara's first team – coming off the bench against Pumas UNAM – Carlos joined English club Arsenal as an apprentice in 2005.[3] Spending three years with the Gunners' academy,[4] he had limited opportunities to make any real impact during his time there; however, he did score once from open play whilst on loan at Spanish side Celta de Vigo during the 2006–07 season.[5][6] On 31 January 2007, it was announced that both parties had reached an agreement whereby Arsène Wenger would sell Carlos to Liga MX side Club América,[7] which took place six days later after passing a medical examination.[8][9][10][11][12] At América , Carlo continued developing into one of Mexico 's most coveted forwards; appearing 72 times across all competitions between 2007 and 2013 inclusive[13], scoring 34 goals including 14 Copa México winners medals [14]; helping América win back-to-back Liguilla titles (the promotion playoff) following promotion from Ascenso MX via their second consecutive Apertura title victory - becoming only the third team ever after Toluca and Monterrey (both Liga MX sides) achieve this feat by winning successive championships without losing a single game throughout both tournaments played respectively - while also lifting silverware such as: Concacaf Champions League (2009), Copa Libertadores Third Place Play-Off(2010)[15], Torneo Clausura 2009 Final Runner Up,[16

2. Giorgio Chiellini

Defender

Giorgio Chiellini Career

  • 1990–2000: Livorno
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2000–2002: Livorno: 8: (0)
  • 2002–2004: Roma: 0: (0)
  • 2002–2004: → Livorno (loan): 47: (4)
  • 2004–2022: Juventus: 425: (27)
  • 2004–2005: → Fiorentina (loan): 37: (3)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 11: (0)
  • 2000: Italy U15: 8: (0)
  • 2000–2001: Italy U16: 12: (2)
  • 2001: Italy U17: 1: (0)
  • 2002: Italy U18: 6: (1)
  • 2001–2003: Italy U19: 18: (1)
  • 2004–2007: Italy U21: 26: (6)
  • 2004: Italy Olympic: 2: (0)
  • 2004–2022: Italy: 117: (8)

Giorgio Chiellini is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays for American club Los Angeles FC. Chiellini was born in 1984, and played his youth football with Livorno before moving to Roma in 2002.

He made his Serie A debut the following year, and went on to become a key player at Juventus over the next decade-and-a-half. In January 2021, Chiellini joined MLS side Los Angeles FC on a free transfer after he left Juventus having won four consecutive Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns.

At international level, Chiellini has represented Italy at every senior level from under-16 to senior team since 2006; he also captained them at the 2014 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 tournaments respectively. Known for his rugged defensive playstyle, Giorgio Chiellini is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time, winning numerous honours including three league titles (two with Juventus) and two Champions Leagues (with Roma).

Outside of football, Chielli has worked as a TV presenter for Italy's RAI Sport channel since 2018

3. Ryan Hollingshead

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2012: UCLA Bruins: 81: (16)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2021: FC Dallas: 193: (18)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 30: (6)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 9, 2022

Ryan Hollingshead is a right-back currently playing for LAFC. He was born on April 16, 1991 in Sacramento, California and has played at the youth level with FC Dallas and Manchester United before coming to MLS in 2014 with Toronto FC.

In 2016 he signed with Los Angeles Galaxy but only made one appearance before being traded to LAFC in January of this year. Hollingshead has represented the US national team at various levels from U17 onwards and has also been called up for senior duty once by Jurgen Klinsmann but did not make an appearance.

As a defender, Ryan Hollingshead is known for his pace and crossing ability which makes him dangerous down the left flank or as part of an attacking trio further forward; he scored his first goal for LAFC against Seattle Sounders FC earlier this season (watch here). Outside of professional football, Ryan lives in Southern California with his wife Kaitlyn and young daughter Maxine where they are involved heavily in their local community through work with organisations such as Project Homeless Connect

4. Ilie Sánchez

Ilie Sánchez Career

  • 1996–1998: Martinenc
  • 1998–2000: Barcelona
  • 2000–2001: Poble Sec
  • 2001–2003: Catalònia
  • 2003–2005: Collblanc
  • 2005–2007: Cornellà
  • 2007–2009: Barcelona
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2014: Barcelona B: 114: (2)
  • 2014–2016: 1860 Munich: 24: (1)
  • 2015–2016: → Elche (loan): 27: (1)
  • 2017–2021: Sporting Kansas City: 144: (7)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 33: (1)
  • 2021: Sporting Kansas City (academy)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 09:43, 11 October 2022 (UTC)

Ilie Sánchez is a Spanish defensive midfielder who currently plays for MLS side Los Angeles FC. Ilie started his career at Barcelona, before moving to America to play in the MLS with Sporting Kansas City and LAFC.

He has won two Liga titles (with Barcelona and Sporting KC) as well as the Copa del Rey (with Barca). Ilie was part of Spain's squad that made it to the 2018 World Cup finals, but they were eliminated by France in the quarter-finals.

In 2019 he signed for Los Angeles FC ahead of their inaugural season in MLS, which starts this weekend against Seattle Sounders Ilie Sánchez is a Romanian professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Sporting Kansas City.

Ilie Sánchez started his career with FC Barcelona, where he made over 100 appearances before moving to German side 1860 Munich in January 2015. In September 2017, Ilie Sánchez moved to the United States to join MLS side Los Angeles FC. Ilie has represented Romania at international level on multiple occasions and was part of the squad that competed at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 tournaments respectively..

As of October 2022, Ilie has amassed 144 appearances and 7 league goals playing for Sporting Kansas City's first team

5. Eduard Atuesta

Midfielder

Eduard Atuesta Career

  • : Independiente Medellín
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2018: Independiente Medellín: 29: (0)
  • 2018: → Los Angeles FC (loan): 25: (1)
  • 2019–2021: Los Angeles FC: 71: (6)
  • 2022–: Palmeiras: 26: (1)
  • 2017: Colombia U20: 7: (0)
  • 2020: Colombia U23: 6: (1)
  • 2022–: Colombia: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 09:15, 19 September 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19 November 2022

Eduard Atuesta was born on 18 June 1997 in Vélez, Colombia. He is 25 years old and plays for Palmeiras as a midfielder. Eduard came through the youth ranks at Atlético Nacional before signing with Palmeiras in 2017.

His international career started with Colombia U20s where he made his debut in 2016 against Paraguay U20s. In total, Eduard has made nine appearances for the Colombian senior side including one goal during the 2019 Copa America Centenario tournament which saw Colombia reach the semi-final stage before losing to Chile U22s on penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time played over two days).

Eduard will be looking to help Palmeiras secure their first league title since 2014 when they take on Flamengo this season Eduard Atuesta is a Colombian footballer who plays for Los Angeles FC as a midfielder. He made his professional debut with Independiente Medellín in 2016 and has since played for Los Angeles FC on loan, Palmeiras in Brazil, and Colombia. In total, Atuesta has made 71 appearances for Los Angeles FC and scored six goals.

Eduard Atuesta was born on 15 December 1996 in Bucaramanga, Antioquia, Colombia. He began playing football at the age of five with local side Atlético Bucaramanga before joining Argentine side River Plate aged ten where he spent two years training before returning to Colombia to play for Independiente Medellín's youth team.. After making his senior debut with Independiente Medellin in 2016, Eduard signed for MLS outfit LAFC on loan in February 2018 but left after one season to join Brazilian club Palmeiras the following year...

6. Maxime Crépeau

Maxime Crépeau Career

  • 2008–2009: Celtix du Haut-Richelieu
  • 2010–2013: Montreal Impact
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2018: Montreal Impact: 3: (0)
  • 2015–2016: → FC Montreal (loan): 30: (0)
  • 2018: → Ottawa Fury (loan): 31: (0)
  • 2019–2022: Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 57: (0)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 33: (0)
  • 2011: Canada U17: 6: (0)
  • 2013: Canada U20: 3: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Canada U23: 9: (0)
  • 2016–: Canada: 15: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 9, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of March 30, 2022

Maxime Crépeau is a Canadian goalkeeper who currently plays for Los Angeles FC. He began his career at the age of 18 with Celtix du Haut-Richelieu in Quebec before signing with MLS side Montreal Impact in 2013.

In 2015, he won MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and helped lead Montreal to their first ever CONCACAF Champions League title that year as well. After two seasons with Montreal, Crépeau signed with LAFC in 2018 where he has continued to be one of the league's best goalkeepers..

He was born on May 11th 1994 making him just under 28 years old at this time and eligible to play for Canada internationally through 2022 if he so chooses Maxime Crépeau has spent his entire senior career with Montreal Impact, appearing in over 100 matches. The defender is a regular for Canada and was part of the team that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2017.

Maxime Crépeau is known for his strong physical presence on the field, which helps him win balls back and clear danger from areas near the goal. He signed a new contract with Montreal Impact earlier this year, keeping him at the club until 2022. With Vancouver Whitecaps FC also recently signing him on loan, there’s no doubt that he will continue to be an important player for Canadian teams in years to come.

7. Gareth Bale

Forward

Gareth Bale Career

Gareth Bale is a Welsh international footballer who currently plays for Los Angeles FC in the United States. Gareth Bale was born on July 16, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales.

At just under 6 feet tall and weighing 131 pounds, he quickly established himself as one of the most talented young footballers in Europe and won numerous honours with clubs such as Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur (where he made his professional debut), Real Madrid and Liverpool before joining Spanish giants Real Madrid for a world record fee of £85 million.[2] In 2012, Bale played for England at the UEFA European Championship where they reached the final but were beaten by Spain.[3][4] He has also represented Wales at various levels including Under-21s,[5] full national team[6], Olympic Games[7], World Cup qualifiers,[8][9][10] and Euro 2016.[11][12] Gareth Bale signed for American club Los Angeles FC ahead of their inaugural season in 2018 after completing an impressive season which saw him win both La Liga and Champions League withReal Madrid.[13]

8. Eddie Segura

Defender

Career

  • –2013: Deportivo Pereira
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2016: Deportivo Pereira: 52: (1)
  • 2017–2019: Atlético Huila: 77: (2)
  • 2019: → Los Angeles FC (loan): 22: (0)
  • 2019–: Los Angeles FC: 63: (3)
  • 2022: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2020: Colombia U23: 6: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:15, 22 October 2022 (UTC)

Eddie Segura was born on February 2nd 1997 in Pereira, Colombia. He has played for Los Angeles FC since the start of the 2017 season and has been an ever-present member of their defence.

Segura is known for his strong defensive play and excellent passing ability from the backline. He represented Colombia at youth level before making his senior international debut in 2016.

Segura is a highly rated prospect who could develop into one of the best defenders in MLS over time Eddie Segura is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Los Angeles FC in MLS.

Segura made his debut with Deportivo Pereira in 2013 and spent three seasons there before joining Atlético Huila in 2017. He moved to LAFC on loan in January 2019, making 22 appearances before returning to the club at the end of that season.

Segura has also played for Colombia U23s, making six appearances during 2020 whilst still registered with Deportivo Pereira.

9. Denis Bouanga

Denis Bouanga Career

  • –2011: SO Maine
  • 2011–2013: Le Mans
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2014: Mulsanne-Téloché: :
  • 2014–2018: Lorient: 38: (10)
  • 2016: → Strasbourg (loan): 18: (5)
  • 2016–2017: → Tours (loan): 36: (16)
  • 2018–2019: Nîmes: 35: (8)
  • 2019–2022: Saint-Étienne: 97: (26)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 7: (1)
  • 2017–: Gabon: 32: (7)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:35, 22 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:07, 21 June 2022 (UTC)

Denis Bouanga is a French winger who joined Los Angeles FC in the MLS in 2019. Denis Bouanga has played for SO Maine and Académie de Le Mans before joining LOS ANGELES FC.

Denis Bouanga was born on November 11, 1994 in Le Mans, France. Denis Bouanga has been capped at under-20 level by France and made his senior international debut against Ecuador in 2016 Denis Bouanga is an attacking midfielder who has played for Lorient and Saint-Étienne in France.

Denis Bouanga made his international debut for Gabon in 2017, scoring a goal against Ivory Coast. Denis Bouanga is known for his dribbling ability and passing accuracy on the ball, which sets him apart from other midfielders. Denis Bouanga joined Los Angeles FC as their first signing ahead of their inaugural season in MLS this year.

10. Diego Rossi

Forward

Diego Rossi Career

  • 2003–2008: Uruguay Solymar
  • 2008–2016: Peñarol
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2017: Peñarol: 46: (13)
  • 2018–2022: Los Angeles FC: 104: (48)
  • 2021–2022: → Fenerbahçe (loan): 31: (6)
  • 2022–: Fenerbahçe: 16: (3)
  • 2013: Uruguay U15: 26: (15)
  • 2014–2015: Uruguay U17: 23: (8)
  • 2015: Uruguay U18: 6: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Uruguay U20: 18: (3)
  • 2020: Uruguay U23: 9: (2)
  • 2022–: Uruguay: 4: (1)

Diego Rossi is a forward for Fenerbahçe. He first came to prominence with Uruguayan side Solymar, before moving to Peñarol in 2016. Rossi has played 104 games for Los Angeles FC since joining the club in 2018 - scoring 48 goals along the way.

The 24-year-old will be key player for Fenerbahçe this season as they look to challenge for honours in Turkey and Europe. Diego Rossi is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Fenerbahçe in the Turkish Super Lig. He has represented Uruguay at youth international level, and played on the country's winning team at the South American U-20 Championship in 2017.

Diego Rossi began his professional career with Club Atlético River Plate before moving to Spain to play for Sporting Gijón and Getafe CF, where he made over 100 appearances between them. In January 2019, it was announced that Diego Rossi had signed a one year loan deal with rivals Fenerbahçe; having impressed during preseason training, he was given number 31 shirt affiliation (which previously belonged to Emerson).

The 26-year old striker scored his first goal for Fenerbahçe against Erzurum Süper Lig side Akhisar Belediye on 20 February 2019; helping secure their 3-0 victory in the opening game of their season campaign. Having been linked with moves away from Turkey throughout much of the transfer window, including Manchester United and Liverpool FC respectively, Diego Rossi finally completed a move back home to Uruguay prior to Christmas Day - joining Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata on an undisclosed fee until 2021

11. Jose Cifuentes

Midfielder

Jose Cifuentes Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: Universidad Católica: 6: (1)
  • 2017–2019: → América de Quito (loan): 68: (7)
  • 2020–: Los Angeles FC: 83: (13)
  • 2019: Ecuador U20: 16: (2)
  • 2019–: Ecuador U23: 2: (0)
  • 2019–: Ecuador: 13: (0)

Cifuentes was born in Esmeraldas, Ecuador on March 12th 1999. He joined Universidad Católica aged just 16 and made his debut for the club in 2016. Cifuentes spent two seasons with Universidad Católica before joining América de Quito on loan in 2017.

Los Angeles FC signed Cifuentes as a Designated Player ahead of the 2019 season. Jose has represented Ecuador at youth levels, making his full international debut in 2018 against Chile Jose Cifuentes was born on July 2nd, 1997 in the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador.

Jose started playing football at a young age and quickly became one of the best players in his region. In 2018, he signed with Los Angeles FC after impressing during their Academy trials. He made his professional debut for LAFC against Orlando City SC on March 17th, 2019 and impressed throughout the match, scoring an important goal in a 3-1 victory..

Jose is currently contracted to Los Angeles FC until 2021 and has already helped them reach the playoffs once this season.

12. Diego Palacios

Defender

Diego Palacios Career

  • –2016: SD Aucas
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: SD Aucas: 23: (1)
  • 2018–2019: → Willem II (loan): 27: (0)
  • 2019–: Los Angeles FC: 78: (1)
  • : Ecuador U20: :
  • 2018–: Ecuador: 12: (0)

Diego Palacios is a left-back who currently plays for Los Angeles FC. Diego Palacios made his senior debut with SD Aucas in 2016 and has since gone on to play for them on 23 occasions.

Diego Palacios is of Ecuadorian descent, and joined SD Aucas at the age of 13 after coming through their youth academy. At 1.69m (5ft 7in), Diego Palacias is tall but relatively lightweight for a defender, meaning he can cope with physical challenges well.

With an eye for goal, Diego Palacio has scored one goal during his time in professional football - which came against LA Galaxy II in March 2019.. Diego Palacios is a Ecuadorian footballer who currently plays for Los Angeles FC in the United States. Diego was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and started playing football at an early age with local side Emelec.

After impressing during his time with Emelec, Diego signed for Dutch club Willem II on loan in 2018. The 20-year-old made 27 appearances for Willem II over two seasons before joining LAFC this January. In 2019 he will be competing at the FIFA U-20 World Cup where he has been called up by Ecuador coach José Francisco Sarmiento to make their debut appearance at the tournament finals later this year.

13. Cristian Arango

Forward

Career

  • 2012: Envigado
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2016: Envigado: 71: (7)
  • 2015–2016: → Valencia B (loan): 26: (8)
  • 2017: Millonarios: 12: (3)
  • 2017–2019: Benfica: 0: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Aves (loan): 19: (1)
  • 2018–2019: → Tondela (loan): 16: (1)
  • 2019–2021: Millonarios: 53: (21)
  • 2021–: Los Angeles FC: 51: (30)
  • 2021–: Colombia: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:44, 10 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16 November 2021

Cristian Arango is a Colombian forward who currently plays for Los Angeles FC in the United States. Cristian made his professional debut with Envigado in 2012, and has since gone on to make more than 50 appearances for the club.

In 2017, he signed with MLS side LAFC, and has since been a key part of their team. Cristian was named to Colombia's provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup but did not make the final cut. He is known for his pace and ability to score goals from distance, as well as his strong defensive play off the ball Cristian Arango is a Colombian footballer who plays as a forward for Los Angeles FC.

Cristian Arango began his career with Envigado in Colombia before moving to Valencia B on loan in 2015. In 2017, he joined Portuguese side Benfica but left after one season and signed for Aves the following year. He returned to Portugal and played for Tondela before joining Millonarios permanently in 2019. Cristian Arango has represented Colombia at international level and scored one goal during their 2018 World Cup campaign which saw them reach the quarter-finals where they were eliminated by France 3-2 on penalties; this was his first appearance at a major tournament as an eligible player.

With 50 goals in 51 appearances across all competitions, Cristian Arago is considered to be amongst the most prolific players in Colombian football history; moreover, he has been labelled “the new Radamel Falcao” by some pundits due to his similar style of play and striking ability from distance

14. Kellyn Acosta

Kellyn Acosta Career

  • 2009–2013: FC Dallas
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2018: FC Dallas: 117: (9)
  • 2018–2021: Colorado Rapids: 79: (7)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 32: (2)
  • 2010–2011: United States U17: 18: (0)
  • 2012: United States U18: 4: (0)
  • 2013–2015: United States U20: 15: (0)
  • 2016: United States U23: 2: (0)
  • 2016–: United States: 55: (2)

Kellyn Acosta is an American midfielder who currently plays for Los Angeles FC. Acosta played for FC Dallas from 2009 to 2013, before joining Colorado Rapids in 2018.

Acosta made his debut for the United States national team in 2016 and has since featured at various international tournaments. Acosta joined LAFC ahead of their inaugural season in 2019/20 and has since helped them win the MLS Cup title.

Kellyn was born on July 24th 1995, making him just 27 years old as of writing this article. In a career that spans over ten seasons, Kellyn has amassed 117 apps (including playoffs) between FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids thus far - showing his consistency throughout his career so far.

He scored two goals during his time with LAFC but also conceded one goal too... Typical midfield player really. 😉

15. Jesús David Murillo

Career

  • : Independiente Medellín
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2014: Deportivo Pasto: 19: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Patriotas Boyacá: 92: (1)
  • 2018–2021: Independiente Medellín: 90: (4)
  • 2020: → Los Angeles FC (loan): 5: (0)
  • 2021–: Los Angeles FC: 61: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:16, 22 October 2022 (UTC)

Jesús David Murillo is a Colombian defender who currently plays for Los Angeles FC. Murillo has spent his entire career in Colombia, representing Tolima, Independiente Medellín and Cali before joining LAFC in 2018.

A central defender by trade, Murillo is known for his composure on the ball and strong aerial ability. He made his debut for Colombia at the age of 18 during their run to the 2017 Under-20 World Cup Final, where they lost to Spain 1-0 after extra time.

In 2019 he was named captain of Cali following injury to Ruben Dario Gómez and helped them win promotion back into Liga MX that season as champions.. With two years left on his contract with LAFC, speculation continues to surround whether or not he will stay with the club beyond 2020 Jesús David Murillo is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Independiente Medellín and the Colombia national football team.

Murillo made his senior debut with Deportivo Pasto in 2013 before joining Patriotas Boyacá in 2015. He moved to Independiente Medellín in 2018, where he has since played 90 league games and scored four goals. Murillo was loaned out to Los Angeles FC in 2020, appearing on their roster for five matches before returning to Independiente Medellín ahead of the 2021 season. Murillo has represented Colombia at youth level, including at the 2014 World Cup and Copa América Centenario finals earlier this year where they were runners-up both times; he also captained them during their campaign at the 2019 Confederations Cup tournament which ended in disappointment after being eliminated from competition early on by Mexico

16. John McCarthy

John McCarthy Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: La Salle Explorers: 74: (0)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2012: Ocean City Nor'easters: 22: (0)
  • 2013: Reading United: 7: (0)
  • 2014: Rochester Rhinos: 18: (0)
  • 2015–2018: Philadelphia Union: 21: (0)
  • 2016–2018: → Bethlehem Steel (loan): 26: (0)
  • 2019: Tampa Bay Rowdies: 29: (0)
  • 2020–2021: Inter Miami: 21: (0)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of January 21, 2022

John McCarthy is a goalkeeper for Los Angeles FC. He was born on July 4th, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. McCarthy started his college career at Duke University where he played from 2010-2013.

In 2013, McCarthy transferred to the University of Akron and won two NCAA Division I Championships with the Zips during his time there before moving to MLS in 2017 with Philadelphia Union. After three seasons with Union (2017-2020), McCarthy signed with LAFC ahead of their inaugural season in 2018 and has since made over 100 appearances for the club.

John is an international player and has represented United States youth teams at every level including Under 20s and Senior National Team duty. John McCarthy is an American soccer defender who most recently played for Philadelphia Union. McCarthy started his career at La Salle University before signing with Reading United in 2013. He was loaned to Rochester Rhinos and then Philadelphia Union in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

McCarthy joined Tampa Bay Rowdies on a permanent deal in 2018, appearing 29 times over two seasons before being released by Los Angeles FC ahead of the 2019 season. McCarthy has represented the United States at U-17, U-20, and senior level scoring one goal against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier back in 2009 which helped lead them to their first ever World Cup appearance later that year. John McCarthy currently plays for Inter Miami where he will appear 21 times this season

17. Franco Escobar

Defender

Franco Escobar Career

  • : Newell's Old Boys
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2017: Newell's Old Boys: 34: (0)
  • 2018–2021: Atlanta United: 63: (2)
  • 2019: Atlanta United 2: 1: (0)
  • 2021: → Newell's Old Boys (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 19: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:15, 22 October 2022 (UTC)

Franco Escobar was born in 1995 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. He is a right-back and currently plays for Los Angeles FC. Franco has made appearances for the Argentina national team and represented his country at various youth levels.

In 2017, he signed with River Plate of the Argentine Primera División after spending time on loan with Lanús and Independiente de Santa Fe respectively following spells with Atlético Tucumán and Racing Club de Avellaneda in 2016 seasons; both River Plate rivals as well as clubs he had played against while growing up in Rosario.[2] Escobar captained Lanús during their promotion campaign from Argentinian Second Division to Primera División in 2018,[3] before joining LAFC ahead of their inaugural season in 2019 MLS[4].

Franco Escobar is a young, talented defender who has played for several top clubs in Argentina and Chile. Franco Escobar joined Newell's Old Boys in 2015 after impressing during his time at Chilean club Universidad de Concepción. Escobar made 34 appearances for Newell's Old Boys over two seasons before joining Atlanta United in 2018. In 2019, he made 63 appearances for Atlanta United 2 and one appearance on loan with Los Angeles FC later that year. Escobar is currently playing for Newell's Old Boys on loan from Atlanta United until the end of the 2021 season.

With over 100 career appearances under his belt, Franco Escobar is an experienced player who will be a valuable member of any team he joins next season or beyond

18. Sebas Méndez

Sebas Méndez Career

  • 2010–2011: Norte América
  • 2011–2015: Independiente DV
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2018: Independiente DV: 81: (4)
  • 2015–2016: → Cultural Leonesa (loan): 1: (0)
  • 2019–2022: Orlando City: 72: (1)
  • 2022: Los Angeles FC: 9: (0)
  • 2023–: São Paulo: 0: (0)
  • 2015: Ecuador U17: 4: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Ecuador U20: 10: (0)
  • 2018–: Ecuador: 34: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22 October 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12:28, 26 November 2022 (UTC)

Méndez is a midfielder for São Paulo and was part of the Ecuador U20 team that made it to the final of the 2017 South American Youth Championship. Méndez started his career with Norte América, before joining Sao Paulo in 2018.

Méndez has played at various youth levels for Ecuador and will hope to continue playing at a high level for his country in the future. Méndez is an experienced defender who has spent his entire senior career with Independiente.

Méndez was part of the Ecuadorian national team that qualified for the World Cup in 2018. Méndez made his international debut in 2015 and has since played 34 games for Ecuador. Méndez signed with Orlando City ahead of the 2019 season, but he did not appear in a single game for them before being loaned to Los Angeles FC at the end of the year.

Méndez will join São Paulo during the 2022 season and is expected to be a key player for them on their way to winning back-to-back titles in Brazil's Serie A league

19. Latif Blessing

Forward

Career

  • 2013–2014: Liberty Professionals
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2016: Liberty Professionals: 21: (17)
  • 2017: Sporting Kansas City: 25: (3)
  • 2017: → Swope Park Rangers (loan): 1: (1)
  • 2018–2022: Los Angeles FC: 145: (14)
  • 2023–: New England Revolution: 0: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:32, 22 October 2022 (UTC)

Latif Blessing is a Ghanaian midfielder who currently plays for New England Revolution in the MLS. Blessed has played at various youth levels with Accra Hearts of Oak and made his senior debut in 2015.

Blessed has been praised by coaches and teammates alike for his tenacity on the pitch, as well as his ability to create chances for others. His versatility means that he can play anywhere across midfield or forward, making him an important part of any team's attack.

In addition to playing football, Blessing also enjoys basketball and track & field; he represented Ghana at U17 level in both sports before moving up to U20s where he won a silver medal at the 2017 African Championships. Blessed is one of several young players coming through the ranks of US soccer - including Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders) and Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) - demonstrating just how competitive American leagues are becoming worldwide

20. Cristian Tello

Forward

Cristian Tello Career

  • 1999–2002: Can Rull
  • 2002–2008: Barcelona
  • 2007–2008: → Damm (loan)
  • 2008–2010: Espanyol
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010: Espanyol B: 4: (1)
  • 2010–2012: Barcelona B: 39: (9)
  • 2011–2017: Barcelona: 59: (11)
  • 2014–2016: → Porto (loan): 36: (7)
  • 2016–2017: → Fiorentina (loan): 51: (6)
  • 2017–2022: Betis: 140: (17)
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC: 5: (0)
  • 2010: Spain U19: 3: (0)
  • 2011: Spain U20: 5: (1)
  • 2012–2013: Spain U21: 12: (2)
  • 2012: Spain U23: 6: (0)
  • 2013: Spain: 1: (0)
  • 2013–: Catalonia: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13:48, 27 December 2022 (UTC)

Cristian Tello was born on 11 August 1991 in Sabadell, Spain. He started his career playing for Can Rull before joining Barcelona in 2002. In 2008, he moved to Espanyol and played there until 2010.

Cristian Tello joined Los Angeles FC ahead of the 2018 season and has been a regular starter for them so far this season. Cristian Tello is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team.

Cristian Tello started his career at Espanyol, before moving to Barcelona in 2010. He has since made over 100 appearances for the Blaugrana and won multiple trophies, including La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup. In August 2017 he joined Serie A side Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season.

The following year he signed with Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). With Catalonia he played three times during 2013-14; scoring once against Andorra in a qualifying match for Euro 2016 qualifiers. At international level, Cristian Tello has represented Spain at U19s, U20s and U21s levels before making his senior debut in 2012 under Vicente del Bosque’s management; going on to win silverware at all levels except for Euro 2016 where they were eliminated by Portugal in the semi-finals..

He was included in Fernando Hierro’s final 23 man squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia but did not make an appearance due to injury..

21. Kwadwo Opoku

Forward

Career

  • : Attram De Visser
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Los Angeles FC: 41: (7)
  • 2021: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 1: (0)
  • : Ghana U17: :
  • : Ghana U20: :
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14:35, 22 October 2022 (UTC)

Kwadwo Opoku is a forward for Los Angeles FC. He was born in Accra, Ghana, on July 13th 2001 and has played for various youth teams before signing with the first team in 2018.

Kwadwo Opoku made his professional debut for LAFC against Montreal Impact on March 17th 2018 and scored his first goal two weeks later against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Kwadwo Opoku has been praised by pundits as someone who can score goals from anywhere on the pitch and has shown himself to be a strong player both mentally and physically during his time at LAFC so far.

In total, Kwadwowo Opoku has made 33 appearances for Los Angeles FC scoring 5 goals - making him one of their most important players ahead of the 2019 season which kicks off next week. Kwadwo Opoku is a Ghanaian international footballer who currently plays for Las Vegas Lights in the United States. Opoku began his career with Los Angeles FC, before spending time on loan with Las Vegas Lights in 2020.

He has since made 41 appearances for LAFC and scored seven goals, helping them to win the MLS Cup that season. In 2021, Opoku was transferred to Las Vegas Lights permanently where he has continued to make an impact both on and off the pitch. As well as playing internationally for Ghana, Opoku has also represented Ivory Coast at youth level and played in two World Cups (2014 and 2018). With years of experience under his belt, it's hoped that KwadwoOpoku can take his game even further over the coming seasons

22. Jordan Harvey

Defender

Jordan Harvey Career

  • 1998–2002: Strikers FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2002–2005: UCLA Bruins: 69: (7)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005: Orange County Blue Star: 15: (3)
  • 2006–2009: Colorado Rapids: 45: (0)
  • 2006: → Seattle Sounders (loan): 12: (1)
  • 2010–2011: Philadelphia Union: 46: (1)
  • 2011–2017: Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 179: (10)
  • 2018–2021: Los Angeles FC: 74: (1)
  • Total: : 371: (16)
  • 2001: United States U17: 2: (0)
  • 2003: United States U20: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of November 27, 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of January 1, 2016

Jordan Harvey is a left-back who played for UCLA Bruins during his college career. He has represented the United States at youth level before making his senior international debut in 2006.

Jordan Harvey started out as a striker, and was part of Striker's FC until he joined UCLA in 2002. After establishing himself as a regular first team player with the Bruins, Harvey moved to England to play for Portsmouth on loan in 2005 before returning home later that year to play for LA Galaxy.

He made over 100 appearances in MLS during his time there, and also had spells with Houston Dynamo (2007), Toronto FC (2008) and Seattle Sounders (2013). In January 2014, Harvey signed with English Championship side Derby County on an 18-month contract but left after just six months due to family reasons. Since then he has returned stateside and currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes where he is captain of their defense squad.San Jose Mercury News - Quakes captain Jordan Harvey retires

23. Daniel Crisostomo

Career

  • 2010: Los Angeles FC Chelsea
  • 2011: Cosmos Academy West
  • 2012: Chivas USA
  • 2013: LA Galaxy
  • 2014: FC Golden State Force
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2018: UC Irvine Anteaters: 74: (3)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016: FC Golden State Force: 3: (0)
  • 2017: Orange County FC: :
  • 2019–2020: Orange County SC: 42: (1)
  • 2021: Las Vegas Lights: 16: (1)
  • 2021: Los Angeles FC: 10: (0)
  • 2022–: Las Vegas Lights: 33: (2)
  • 2022: → Los Angeles FC (loan): 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022

Daniel Crisostomo is a versatile midfielder who has played for several teams in the United States. He started his career with Los Angeles FC, before moving to Las Vegas Lights this season.

Crisostomo is known for his speed and passing abilities, which have helped him become a mainstay in midfield for Las Vegas Lights this season. He is also an experienced international player, having represented the United States at youth level from 2010-2012.

Daniel Crisostomo is expected to be part of the US national team roster for the FIFA World Cup later this year Crisostomo is a versatile defender who has played at both center back and right back for UC Irvine. He was named to the Big West All-Tournament Team in 2017 after helping UC Irvine reach the semifinals of the tournament.

Crisostomo signed with FC Golden State Force ahead of the 2018 season and made his professional debut later that year, playing three games for the club. Crisostomo joined Orange County SC ahead of 2019 and enjoyed a successful senior campaign, scoring one goal while appearing in 42 matches overall. In 2020, he rejoined Los Angeles FC on loan before signing permanently with them midway through the season.

Crisostomo will play again for Las Vegas Lights in 2021 before joining Los Angeles FC once more as a free agent in 2022

24. Cal Jennings

Career

  • 2015–2016: Georgia United
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2019: UCF Knights: 64: (46)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020: Memphis 901: 14: (9)
  • 2021: Indy Eleven: 0: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Los Angeles FC: 9: (1)
  • 2021–2022: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 45: (22)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022

Caleb Jennings was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 17th 1997. He started his youth career at Georgian United before joining the Charlotte Independence of the USL in 2016.

Cal made his debut for the U.S national team against Trinidad and Tobago on October 6th 2017, coming on as a substitute in the 86th minute for Jordan Morris. Caleb scored his first international goal against Honduras on November 18th 2018 Jennings was a three-time All American at UCF and helped lead the Knights to an undefeated NCAA tournament appearance in 2017.

Jennings signed with Memphis in 2020 after spending two seasons with Indy Eleven, where he made 14 appearances and scored one goal. In 2021, Jennings joined Los Angeles FC for their inaugural season in Major League Soccer (MLS). While with LAFC, he made nine appearances before joining Las Vegas Lights on loan for the remainder of the campaign. After completing his loan spell with Las Vegas Lights, Jennings rejoined Memphis ahead of their debut season in MLS this year.

He has so far played 64 games for the Knights and has tallied 46 apps (Gls). Jennings is considered one of the best defenders in MLS and will be a key part of any team that he joins next season or beyond

25. Sebastien Ibeagha

Career

  • 2008–2010: Houston Dynamo
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: Duke Blue Devils: 70: (8)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2013: Carolina Dynamo: 25: (1)
  • 2013–2015: AC Horsens: 17: (0)
  • 2014: → FC Fredericia (loan): 16: (1)
  • 2015: → Fram Reykjavík (loan): 19: (1)
  • 2016: Houston Dynamo: 0: (0)
  • 2016: → Rio Grande Valley FC (loan): 6: (0)
  • 2016: → Rayo OKC (loan): 19: (2)
  • 2017: San Antonio: 30: (0)
  • 2018–2021: New York City FC: 64: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Los Angeles FC: 30: (0)
  • 2023–: FC Dallas: 0: (0)
  • 2010–2011: United States U20: 7: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022

Sebastien Ibeagha was born on January 21, 1992 in Warri, Nigeria. He started his career with Houston Dynamo before joining Duke Blue Devils in 2010. Sebastien Ibeagha has played for FC Dallas since 2016 and is currently a defender for the club.

Sebastien Ibeagha is an experienced defender who has played for clubs in Denmark, Sweden and the United States. He joined New York City FC ahead of their inaugural season in 2017 and made a big impact from the back line. The Nigerian international is also known for his speed on the pitch, which he showcased during his loan spell with Rayo OKC this year.

Ibeagha looks set to win more titles with NYCFC over the next few seasons and further increase his reputation as one of Europe's top defenders.

26. Brian Rodríguez

Midfielder

Career

  • : Peñarol
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2019: Peñarol: 18: (3)
  • 2019–2022: Los Angeles FC: 55: (8)
  • 2021: → Almería (loan): 16: (0)
  • 2022–: América: 7: (2)
  • 2016–2017: Uruguay U17: 2: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Uruguay U20: 19: (6)
  • 2019–: Uruguay: 17: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 08:41, 20 September 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16 November 2021

Brian Rodríguez is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for América. He started his career with Peñarol, and has since played for Atlético Madrid, Valencia CF, Levante UD and Granada CF in Spain's La Liga.

In 2017, he joined América on loan from Valencia CF. Brian Rodríguez has represented Uruguay at youth level, including appearances at the U-20 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. After impressing during his time with América on loan from ValenciaCF,[3] he signed permanently for the club in January 2018.[4] He made his debut for Uruguay in November 2018 against Panama.[5] On 2 December 2018, Brian Rodríguez scored his first goal for Uruguay in a 4–1 win over Guyana.[6] Brian Rodríguez is a talented and experienced midfielder who has played for some of the biggest clubs in world football.

He started his career with Peñarol, before moving to Los Angeles FC in 2019. With Uruguay, he has won several international titles including the Copa América in 2016 and 2017. He is known for his passing ability and strong defensive qualities, which have seen him play at both club and international level for many years now. Brian Rodríguez is an excellent addition to any team, whether they are playing in the Liga or Champions League - he will be a key player for whoever he joins next.

27. Danny Musovski

Career

  • 2006–2014: Las Vegas Sports Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2017: UNLV Rebels: 88: (47)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2015: Las Vegas Mobsters: 13: (1)
  • 2016: Burlingame Dragons: 7: (6)
  • 2017: FC Tucson: 3: (0)
  • 2018: San Jose Earthquakes: 0: (0)
  • 2018: → Reno 1868 (loan): 17: (5)
  • 2019: Reno 1868: 23: (11)
  • 2020–2022: Los Angeles FC: 53: (11)
  • 2021–2022: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 15: (5)
  • 2022–: Real Salt Lake: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022

Danny Musovski is a forward who currently plays for Real Salt Lake. Danny was born in Henderson, Nevada and began his youth career at Las Vegas Sports Academy.

He attended college at the University of California-Berkeley where he played for the Bears men's soccer team from 2013 to 2016. In 2017, Danny joined Real Salt Lake and has been a mainstay on their roster ever since, scoring 14 goals in 117 appearances overall.

Outside of football, Danny is also a student at UC Berkeley and majoring in political science with aspirations to work as an attorney or politician one day. Danny is passionate about philanthropy having donated money to many different organizations throughout his career including Stand Up To Cancer, which helped him raise $25k for research that year alone.

Daniel is married to Kathryn Musovski and they have two children - daughter Harper (born March 2018) and son Aiden (born November 2019). Outside of family commitments, Danny enjoys spending time outdoors hiking or mountain biking near his home in Southern Utah

28. Ismael Tajouri

Ismael Tajouri Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2016: Austria Wien II: 50: (11)
  • 2013–2018: Austria Wien: 49: (8)
  • 2014–2016: → Rheindorf Altach (loan): 62: (9)
  • 2014–2016: → Rheindorf Altach II (loan): 3: (2)
  • 2018–2021: New York City FC: 84: (26)
  • 2022: Los Angeles FC: 6: (2)
  • 2022: New England Revolution: 0: (0)
  • 2023–: Omonia: 0: (0)
  • 2012: Libya U20: 1: (0)
  • 2018–: Libya: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:04, 5 August 2022 (UTC)

Tajouri-Shradi is a Swiss attacking midfielder who currently plays for Omonia. He started his senior career at Young Boys before joining Rheindorf Altach in 2014.

Tajouri-Shradi played for Switzerland at various youth levels and made his debut for the full national team in 2016. In 2018, he signed with Greek club PAOK FC on a three-year deal Tajouri is a striker who has played for Austria Wien II, Rheindorf Altach, and New York City FC.

He made his international debut in 2018 for Libya and has since scored four goals. Tajouri is expected to begin playing for Los Angeles FC in 2022.

29. Doneil Henry

Doneil Henry Career

  • : Brampton Youth SC
  • : North Mississauga SC
  • 2008–2010: Toronto FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: Toronto FC: 49: (1)
  • 2014–2015: Apollon Limassol: 0: (0)
  • 2014: → Toronto FC (loan): 21: (1)
  • 2015–2017: West Ham United: 0: (0)
  • 2015–2016: → Blackburn Rovers (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2016: → AC Horsens (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Vancouver Whitecaps FC: 39: (4)
  • 2018: → Ottawa Fury (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2020–2021: Suwon Samsung Bluewings: 41: (3)
  • 2022: Los Angeles FC: 5: (0)
  • 2022: Toronto FC: 7: (0)
  • 2023–: Minnesota United: 0: (0)
  • 2010–2013: Canada U20: 6: (0)
  • 2012: Canada U23: 3: (1)
  • 2012–: Canada: 44: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 12, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of June 13, 2022

Doneil Henry is a Canadian international centre-back who currently plays for Minnesota United. Doneil began his career with Toronto FC, before spending two years with North Mississauga SC in the Ontario Provincial League.

In 2012, Henry signed for Danish side Esbjerg fB and made 31 appearances in all competitions over two seasons. He joined MLS club Minnesota United ahead of the 2017 season and has since made 54 appearances across all competitions.[1] Doneil was part of Canada's 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup-winning squad[2] and represented his country at both under-20 level[3] and senior level during 2016.[4] On October 8th 2018, Henry scored his first goal for Minnesota in a 2-0 victory over LA Galaxy II.[5] Doneil Henry is a versatile defensive midfielder who has played for Toronto FC, Blackburn Rovers and AC Horsens.

Doneil Henry was born in Brampton, Ontario on January 3, 1992. Doneil Henry first broke into the Canadian national team in 2012 and since then he has made 44 appearances scoring 1 goal. In 2018 Doneil Henry joined Ottawa Fury on loan before joining Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2019 where he has continued to play well as of December 12th, 2022

30. Kim Moon-hwan

Kim Moon-hwan Career

  • 2011–2014: Suwon High School
  • 2014–2017: Chung-Ang University
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2020: Busan IPark: 105: (8)
  • 2021–2022: Los Angeles FC: 28: (1)
  • 2022–: Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors: 28: (1)
  • 2014: South Korea U19: 0: (0)
  • 2018: South Korea U23: 12: (0)
  • 2018–: South Korea: 26: (0)

Kim Moon-hwan was born on 1 August 1995 in South Korea and is currently a right-back for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. Kim started his career at Suwon High School before moving to Chung-Ang University to play football professionally.

In 2017, he joined Busan IPark and made an immediate impact, playing 105 times over the course of two seasons. He has represented South Korea at Under-20 level as well as making five appearances for the senior team since debuting in 2018.

Kim Moon-hwan is a South Korean football player who has represented his country at various youth levels. He made his senior international debut in 2018 and has since gone on to win 26 caps, scoring zero goals. Kim is currently playing for South Korea's top division side Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, after spending time with fellow K League outfit Ulsan Hyundai Cougars earlier in his career.

31. Tony Leone

Career

  • 2016–2017: Total Futbol Academy
  • 2017–2020: Los Angeles FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Los Angeles FC: 0: (0)
  • 2021–: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 43: (2)
  • 2019: United States U15: 10: (0)
  • 2019: Mexico U15: 5: (0)
  • 2020: United States U17: 3: (0)
  • 2021: Mexico U19: 4: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Mexico U20: 11: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of June 29, 2022

Tony Leone is a 18-year-old American centre back who currently plays for MLS side Los Angeles FC. Leone made his debut for the United States under 17s in 2016 and has since gone on to make several appearances at youth level, including playing in the Total Futbol Academy championship final of 2017.

At 6'1", Tony is one of the tallest players in LFC's squad and will be looking to add experience to their defence this season. Born and raised in Southern California, Tony hopes to use his height advantage against opponents as well as lead by example on the pitch - both essential qualities for any young defender hoping to progress through professional footballing ranks.

With just over two years until he graduates from high school, Tony remains dedicated towards honing his skills both on and off the field before making an impact at senior level

32. Mamadou Fall

Career

  • : Montverde Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2021–: Los Angeles FC: 35: (5)
  • 2021: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 8: (0)
  • 2022–: → Villarreal B (loan): 7: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:25, 9 October 2022 (UTC)

Mamadou Fall is a 20-year old defender who currently plays for Villarreal B in the Spanish second division. Mamadou was born in Senegal and raised in Rufisque, playing football from an early age.

He started his senior career with JS Sahel before moving to Spain to join Villarreal's youth setup in 2015. Fall made his professional debut during the 2016–17 season, starting four matches as Villarreal narrowly avoided relegation from La Liga.

In 2018–19, he played 34 times across all competitions as the Yellow Submarine finished fifth in La Liga and reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals where they were beaten by Barcelona 2–1 on aggregate after a 1–0 first leg victory at home; this performance earned him a call up to Senegal's national team for their upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Gambia on 10 October 2018 .[2]

33. Francisco Ginella

Career

  • : Montevideo Wanderers
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2019: Montevideo Wanderers: 32: (1)
  • 2019–: Los Angeles FC: 54: (1)
  • 2022–: → Nacional (loan): 9: (0)
  • 2014: Uruguay U15: 3: (2)
  • 2017: Uruguay U18: 2: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Uruguay U20: 14: (1)
  • 2019: Uruguay U22: 5: (0)
  • 2020: Uruguay U23: 8: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:06, 3 January 2023 (UTC)

Francisco Ginella is a 23-year old Uruguayan midfielder currently playing for Nacional on loan from Los Angeles FC. Francisco was born in Montevideo and started his career with local side Racing Club de Montevideo before signing for Nacional in 2016.

He made his senior debut in 2017, and has since played 69 matches for the Uruguayans, scoring 5 goals. In 2018 he signed for Los Angeles FC as part of their inaugural season in MLS, but suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury within days of joining the team which ruled him out for the remainder of the season and all of 2019 thus far.

Francisco is known as being very fast and mobile player who can play both centrally or on either flank, making him a valuable asset to any team he plays for professionally or domestically Francisco Ginella is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Los Angeles FC in the United States. He has previously played for Montevideo Wanderers, Nacional and Uruguay U20.

Francisco was born on 18 January 1995 in Canelones, Uruguay. He made his senior debut with Montevideo Wanderers in 2018 and has since gone on to make 54 appearances for them over two seasons thus far. In 2019 he moved to MLS side Los Angeles FC where he scored one goal across 54 games during the season before returning home to Uruguay this winter signing a loan deal with Nacional until the end of 2020

34. Tomás Romero

Career

  • : Real Jersey FC
  • : Philadelphia Union
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–2020: Georgetown Hoyas: 12: (0)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2019: Bethlehem Steel: 17: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Los Angeles FC: 18: (0)
  • 2021–2022: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 18: (0)
  • 2023–: Toronto FC: 0: (0)
  • 2016–2017: El Salvador U17: 7: (0)
  • 2021: El Salvador U23: 1: (0)
  • 2021–: El Salvador: 5: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 13:00, 18 September 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16 November 2022

Tomás Romero is a young goalkeeper who currently plays for Toronto FC. He has previously played for Philadelphia Union and Real Jersey FC. Tomás Romero was born in December 2000 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States.

At 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in), he is tall enough to be a goalkeeper but also small enough to evade some of the bigger defenders on the pitch. Tomás Romero began his career playing for Real Jersey FC before moving onto play for Philadelphia Union and then Toronto FC since 2016 Tomás Romero is a midfielder for Georgetown Hoyas and has been with the team since 2017.

He was part of the squad that won the NCAA Championship in 2019, becoming one of only a few players to win national titles at both club and international level. Tomás Romero has also played for Bethlehem Steel, Los Angeles FC, Las Vegas Lights (on loan from Toronto FC), and El Salvador on various levels over his career. He is currently contracted to Toronto FC until 2021 but could be available for selection by either Georgetown or El Salvador in the near future.

35. Walker Zimmerman

Defender

Walker Zimmerman Career

  • : GSA Phoenix
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2011–2012: Furman Paladins: 39: (11)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2017: FC Dallas: 89: (7)
  • 2018–2019: Los Angeles FC: 51: (5)
  • 2020–: Nashville SC: 77: (10)
  • 2010–2011: United States U18: 3: (0)
  • 2011–2013: United States U20: 10: (2)
  • 2015–2016: United States U23: 3: (0)
  • 2017–: United States: 37: (3)
  • 2019: UCLA Bruins (assistant)

Walker Zimmerman was born on May 19, 1993 in Lawrenceville, Georgia and he is 29 years old. Walker Zimmerman played college soccer at Furman Paladins where he made 39 appearances and scored 11 goals during his two-year career.

Walker Zimmerman signed with Nashville SC ahead of the 2019 season and has been a regular starter for them this year. Walker Zimmerman has represented the United States at both the U17 and U20 levels before making his senior international debut in 2018.

Walker Zimmerman is considered to be one of the best center backs in North American football and will continue to develop as a player over the coming years Walker Zimmerman started his career with Dallas FC before moving to Los Angeles FC in 2018. He has made 37 appearances for the United States since 2017, scoring three goals.

Walker Zimmerman is currently assistant manager at UCLA Bruins

36. Danny Trejo

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2020: CSUN Matadors: 58: (26)
  • 2021–2022: Las Vegas Lights: 38: (14)
  • 2022: Los Angeles FC: 3: (0)
  • 2022: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 4: (2)

Danny Trejo is an actor and model. He was born in Morelia, Mexico on April 29th 1998. At the age of only 24 years old, Danny has already gained a reputation as one of Hollywood's most talented actors.

His roles have included appearances in films such as Machete Kills, Predators and Born to Die but he is perhaps best known for his role as chainsaw-wielding badass "Machete" Trejo in the cult classic action film series directed by Robert Rodriguez.

In addition to his acting career, Danny also models for fashion brands such as Calvin Klein and Versace - demonstrating not only his stunning looks but also his strong confidence and skills behind the camera. Danny Trejo is a familiar face and name in the American football world.

He starred as linebacker for CSUN Matadors during his college career, before moving on to become one of the top attacking midfielders in MLS with Las Vegas Lights. Danny Trejo was born and raised in Southern California, playing youth football for local clubs including La Puente Raiders and Norwalk Strikers before signing with CSUN Matadors.

In 2017, he made an immediate impact at CSUN Matadors, starting all 26 games and leading the team to an NCAA Division I Championship appearance. After impressing at USMNT camps ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, Danny Trejo joined newly-formed Las Vegas Lights in early 2021 - making just 3 appearances before being loaned out to fellow USL side Los Angeles FC two months later where he made his professional debut against Orange County Blues FC on March 3rd 2022.

Following successful stints with both LAFC and Lights (winning 2 Lamar Hunt U20 Championships), Danny Trejo signed permanently for LAS VEGAS LIGHTS ahead of their inaugural season in Major League Soccer... only appearing once more for LVL up until March 2025 when he retired from professional football altogether following another title-winning campaign with Las Vegas Lights' reserve squad.

37. Christian Torres

Forward

Career

  • 2016–2018: LA Galaxy
  • 2018–2020: Los Angeles FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Los Angeles FC: 8: (1)
  • 2021–: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 45: (4)
  • 2019: United States U15: 5: (0)
  • 2021–2022: Mexico U20: 14: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of September 27, 2022

Christian Torres is a winger currently playing for Los Angeles FC. He was born on April 15, 2004 in Fontana, California and started his youth career with the LA Galaxy Academy before moving to Atlante of Mexico's Liga MX side Pachuca CF in 2012.

In 2014 he joined USL Pro club Sacramento Republic where he made 33 appearances and scored 4 goals before joining MLS side Los Angeles FC ahead of their inaugural season in 2017. Christian has represented the United States at U-17 level as well as making 3 appearances for the U-20 team during 2016 CONCACAF Championships qualifying campaign.

Christian signed a 2 year contract extension with LAFC ahead of their second season which will see him remain with the club until 2020 Christian Torres is a talented defender who has spent most of his senior career with LA Galaxy. Torres made an impact during his time at the Galaxy, winning MLS Cup in 2016 and being named to the All-Star team that same year.

In 2018, he signed with Los Angeles FC and helped them win their first ever championship. Torres also represented Mexico at youth level and was part of their U20 side which won the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He is still young (just 24 years old), so there's plenty of potential for him to continue developing as a player and reach even greater heights in future years

38. Adama Diomande

Forward

Adama Diomande Career

  • : Holmlia
  • –2006: Vålerenga
  • 2006–2007: Lyn
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007–2010: Lyn: 3: (0)
  • 2010: Skeid: 12: (8)
  • 2010–2011: Hødd: 38: (18)
  • 2012–2013: Strømsgodset: 46: (15)
  • 2014: Dinamo Minsk: 23: (3)
  • 2015: Stabæk: 21: (17)
  • 2015–2018: Hull City: 49: (6)
  • 2018–2020: Los Angeles FC: 44: (20)
  • 2021: Cangzhou Mighty Lions: 4: (1)
  • 2021: Al-Sailiya: 9: (1)
  • 2022: Al-Arabi: 8: (4)
  • 2022: Odd: 2: (1)
  • 2013: Norway U23: 1: (0)
  • 2015–2017: Norway: 11: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:23, 28 August 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11:01, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Diomande is a Norwegian striker who has played for Odd and Hull City in the English Premier League. Diomande was born on 14 February 1990 in Oslo, Norway.

At 1.80 meters tall, he is one of the taller players in world football and can play as either a forward or winger. Diomande began his career with Vålerenga before moving to Lyn ahead of the 2006 season where he made over 100 appearances scoring 38 goals during that time span including 27 league goals which helped Lyn win promotion to Tippeligaen in 2007.

After spells at Rosenborg BK and Swansea City, Diomande joined Hull City on loan from Swansea City during the 2017-18 season where he scored nine times in 22 appearances helping Hull secure their place back into the Premier League for next season; however, they were relegated back down to Championship after just two seasons following another relegation battle this time against Reading FC.[4] Adama returned to his parent club Swansea City upon completion of his loan spell with Hull but now finds himself without a club due to reported wages demands by both clubs.[6][7] [8][9]

39. Christian Ramirez

Forward

Christian Ramirez Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2010: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos: 24: (1)
  • 2011–2012: Concordia Eagles: 42: (41)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2012: Orange County Blue Star: 27: (4)
  • 2013: Charlotte Eagles: 23: (8)
  • 2014–2016: Minnesota United: 88: (50)
  • 2017–2018: Minnesota United: 50: (21)
  • 2018–2019: Los Angeles FC: 24: (6)
  • 2019–2021: Houston Dynamo: 31: (8)
  • 2021–: Aberdeen: 41: (10)
  • 2019: United States: 2: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of November 30, 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of February 2, 2019

Christian Ramirez is a forward who has played for Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership. He was born on April 4, 1991 in Santa Ana, California and attended college at San Francisco State University where he played football for the Spartans.

After graduating from college, Ramirez signed with Minnesota United FC of Major League Soccer and made his debut during the 2016 season. In 2017, he scored 10 goals in 31 appearances to help Minnesota qualify for the playoffs but they were eliminated by Portland Timbers in the semi-finals.

In 2018, Ramirez joined Aberdeen where he has started all nine of their Premier League games so far this season scoring four goals including two winners against Celtic on October 20th and November 3rd respectively.. Christian Ramirez is a striker who has spent the majority of his career playing in North America.

He first signed with Orange County Blue Star before moving to Charlotte Eagles and then Minnesota United. 2. In 2018, he joined Los Angeles FC where he scored six goals in 24 appearances. 3. Christian made his international debut for the United States at the age of 23 and has since played two matches. 4. He is currently contracted with Houston Dynamo until 2021, after which he will move on to Aberdeen

40. Mark-Anthony Kaye

Midfielder

Career

Kaye is a versatile defender who has played at left back, center back and right back for LAFC. He made his MLS debut in 2018 and has since started in all but one of the team's 26 league games.

Kaye has also featured prominently for the United States men's national soccer team, most recently making an appearance during their run to the World Cup semifinals last year. The 24-year-old is contracted with LAFC until 2022 and looks set to be a key player for years to come Kaye is a British actor and singer.

He has appeared in films such as "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Pirates of Caribbean". Kaye was born in London, England on December 3, 1981. Kaye started his career as an opera singer before transitioning to acting. He has since starred in several successful films including The Phantom of the Opera and Pirates of Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.

In February 2013, it was announced that he had been cast in the lead role for ITV's new series "Endlessly", which follows three generations of women who are witches living together after being banished from society by the government. Kaye currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lauren Silverman and their two children aged 2 years old and 1 year old

41. Erik Dueñas

Career

  • 2016–2020: Los Angeles FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Los Angeles FC: 2: (0)
  • 2021–: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 17: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 22, 2022

Erik Dueñas is a young American defender who currently plays for Spanish side Valencia CF. Erik was born in Los Angeles, California and started playing football at an early age.

He attended the Oakwood School before joining UCLA Bruins soccer program in 2011. After impressing with on-field displays during his time with UCLA, Erik signed a professional contract with English club Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2014 after being scouted by then-Wolverhampton manager Kenny Jackett.

In January 2017, Erik transferred to Spanish side Valencia CF for a reported fee of €5 million (£4 million). In 2018/19 season he made 27 appearances as Valencia narrowly missed out on qualification for the UEFA Champions League group stages following their third-place finish in La Liga . Younger brother of fellow footballer Jesus Dueñas[2]

42. Steve Cherundolo

Steve Cherundolo Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1997–1998: Portland Pilots: :
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2014: Hannover 96: 370: (7)
  • 1997: United States U18: 4: (0)
  • 1998–1999: United States U20: 25: (0)
  • 1998: United States U23: 1: (0)
  • 1999–2012: United States: 87: (2)
  • 2014: Hannover 96 II (assistant)
  • 2014–2015: Hannover 96 U15
  • 2015: Hannover 96 (assistant)
  • 2015–2018: Hannover 96 U17
  • 2018: VfB Stuttgart (assistant)
  • 2018: United States (assistant)
  • 2020–2021: Germany U15 (assistant)
  • 2021: Las Vegas Lights
  • 2022–: Los Angeles FC

Steve Cherundolo is a former American professional football player who played as a right back. He started his career with Hannover 96 before moving to VfB Stuttgart in 2014, where he spent the remainder of his playing career.

After retiring from football, Cherundolo became an assistant coach for Los Angeles FC under new head coach Bob Bradley. He was born on February 19th, 1979 in Rockford, Illinois and raised in nearby DeKalb County.[1] At Hannover 96 he made 370 appearances over seven seasons before joining VfB Stuttgart in 2014[2].

In total Steve Cherundolo played 36 times for the United States national team between 1997 and 2012,[3] scoring one goal during that time including captaining the USMNT at the 2010 World Cup finals which they reached after beating Ghana 2-1 in extra time.[4][5][6] On November 25th 2018 it was announced that Steve Cherundolo would be leaving Los Angeles FC after two years of coaching,[7] concluding his decorated playing career with 350 MLS games and 37 caps for the United States national team[8].

43. Dejan Jaković

Defender

Dejan Jaković Career

  • : Kingsview
  • : Rexdale SC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2007: UAB Blazers: 50: (8)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2007: Canadian Lions: :
  • 2008–2009: Red Star Belgrade: 3: (0)
  • 2009–2013: D.C. United: 98: (1)
  • 2014–2016: Shimizu S-Pulse: 42: (0)
  • 2017: New York Cosmos: 22: (1)
  • 2018–2020: Los Angeles FC: 34: (1)
  • 2019: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 4: (0)
  • 2021: Forge FC: 5: (0)
  • 2022–: Serbian White Eagles: :
  • 2008: Canada U23: 5: (0)
  • 2008–2018: Canada: 41: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:59, 18 August 2021 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 24 March 2018

Dejan Jakovic is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serbian White Eagles. Jakovic started his career with Croatian side Kingsview before moving to Canada to play college football at the University of Toronto.

He returned to Croatia and played for Rexdale SC, where he won the Croatian First Division in 2006 and 2007. After making over 100 appearances for Rexdale, Jakovic moved to Serbia and joined Serbian White Eagles in 2012, helping them win promotion from the Second League in his first season back in the top flight.

In 2018, he was voted captain of Serbias national team by journalists after being called up for their opening match of the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia on 18 September 2017; however they were defeated 2–1 away.[2] Dejan Jaković is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer.

Dejan Jaković first came to prominence when he played for Red Star Belgrade, before moving to United States club D.C. United in 2009. After two seasons with United, Jaković joined Shimizu S-Pulse of Japan in 2014 and helped the team win the J1 League title that year. He then returned to MLS with New York Cosmos in 2017 but was released at the end of his debut season due to salary cap issues; he subsequently signed for Las Vegas Lights on a loan deal later that year.

In 2018, Jaković rejoined Cosmos and made 22 appearances across all competitions during the regular season and playoffs before helping them win their second championship title ever by defeating Atlanta United 2–0 in the finals – this earned him an individual award as well as being named 2019 Defender of The Year by Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA). He also represented Serbia at senior level, making his debut against Hungary back in 2008 and playing 41 times over six years including appearing at Euro 2016 where they reached the semi-finals only to be beaten 1–0 by Portugal; following this disappointment Serbia were knocked out of World Cup qualification after losing 3–2 away to Macedonia late on goal difference..

44. Mohamed Traore

Career

  • : Montverde Academy
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Los Angeles FC: 1: (0)
  • 2021: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 23: (1)
  • 2022–: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 29: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 October 2022

Mohamed Traore was born in Dakar, Senegal on 15 August 2002. He is a defender and currently plays for the Las Vegas Lights in the United States' National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

Mohamed made his senior debut for Senegal at just 16 years old, playing against Guinea-Bissau in an international friendly match. In 2017, Traore helped Las Vegas win the NWSL Shield championship after recording five shutouts during the season.

Mohamed has been called up to represent Senegal at both under-17 and under-20 levels, but has yet to make an appearance for either side at full international level. After impressing with his performances with Las Vegas over the last two seasons, Mohamed signed a three year contract extension with the club in March 2019 Mohamed Traore is a young, forward-thinking player who has enjoyed success in both his youth career and with his current club.

Mohamed Traore signed with Los Angeles FC on loan from Las Vegas Lights ahead of the 2020 season and made an immediate impact, scoring one goal in 0 apps for LAFC. Mohamed Traore continued to play regularly for Las Vegas Lights during the 2021 season, before joining Las Vegas Light on loan again for the 2022 campaign. He has been a key part of the team's attack thus far this season.

45. Omar Gaber

Midfielder

Omar Gaber Career

  • 1997–2010: Zamalek
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2016: Zamalek: 114: (10)
  • 2016–2018: Basel: 13: (0)
  • 2018: Los Angeles: 7: (0)
  • 2018–2022: Pyramids: 103: (2)
  • 2022–: Zamalek: 0: (0)
  • 2011–2012: Egypt U20: 6: (1)
  • 2011–2014: Egypt U23: 20: (2)
  • 2011–: Egypt: 26: (1)

Omar Gaber is a right-back for Zamalek and has played 114 times for the club since 2010. Omar was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1992 and started his career at Zamalek before moving to Zalgiris Vilnius in 2009.

He made his senior debut for Zamalek in 2010 and has been part of the team ever since, captaining them from 2014–2016. Omar is known for being an able midfielder who can also play as a striker or even as a winger on occasion – something that he showcased during the Egyptian Premier League playoffs this year where he scored against Al Ahly SC (a club with which he shares many similarities).

Outside of football, Omar studied engineering at Ain Shams University before dropping out to focus on his football career full-time; hopefully this won’t be his last decision. Gaber is an attacking midfielder who has played for clubs in Egypt and Switzerland. Gaber represented Egypt at youth level before making his senior international debut in 2011. He went on to play 26 times for the national team.

Gaber signed for Basel in 2016, where he has since made 13 appearances, scoring one goal. He joined Los Angeles in 2018 but left after just seven games due to injury. Gaber is currently contracted to Zamalek until 2022, where he will hope to help them win their first Egyptian Premier League title since 2013-14 season..

46. Mohamed El Monir

Defender

Mohamed El Monir Career

  • : Al-Ittihad Tripoli
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2011: Al-Ittihad Tripoli: :
  • 2011–2013: Jagodina: 31: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Al-Ittihad Tripoli: :
  • 2014: Jagodina: 0: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Dinamo Minsk: 30: (0)
  • 2017: Partizan: 5: (0)
  • 2018: Orlando City: 26: (0)
  • 2019–2020: Los Angeles FC: 29: (2)
  • 2021–2022: Al-Ittihad Tripoli: :
  • 2022–: Al-Ahli Tripoli: :
  • 2012–: Libya: 27: (3)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 April 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 September 2021

Mohamed El Monir is a Libyan left back who has played for Al-Ahli Tripoli in the Qatar Stars League. He was born on 8 April 1992 and started playing football at a young age with his local club, Al-Ittihad Tripoli.

In 2011, he joined the Egyptian Premier League side Al-Masry SC where he made over 50 appearances before moving to Qatar in 2016. Mohamed El Monir first played for Libya during their 2013 World Cup qualifying campaign and helped them reach the play offs but they were eliminated by Sweden later that year.

With Algeria also keen on signing him, Mohamed El Monir decided to switch allegiance to Qatar ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualification match against Sudan which they won 1–0 thanks to an 89th minute goal from Mohammed Abdellaoue.. Despite being part of Qatari squad that reached the semi final stage of the tournament, Mohamed El Monir did not feature in any matches as they lost 4–2 against England after extra time despite leading 3–1 early in the second half..

47. Bradley Wright-Phillips

Forward

Bradley Wright-Phillips Career

  • 2001–2004: Manchester City
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2006: Manchester City: 32: (2)
  • 2006–2009: Southampton: 111: (22)
  • 2009–2011: Plymouth Argyle: 32: (17)
  • 2011–2013: Charlton Athletic: 82: (31)
  • 2013: → Brentford (loan): 15: (5)
  • 2013–2019: New York Red Bulls: 195: (108)
  • 2020: Los Angeles FC: 19: (8)
  • 2021: Columbus Crew: 21: (1)
  • 2022: New York Red Bulls[3]: 0: (0)
  • Total: : 507: (194)
  • 2005: England U20: 5: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Bradley Wright-Phillips is a striker for the New York Red Bulls and has been in the professional game since 2001. He started out at Manchester City, before moving to Tottenham Hotspur and then Arsenal.

In 2013 he joined New York Red Bulls and helped them win two MLS Cups in his three years with the club. Bradley Wright-Phillps was named Premier League Player of the Year in 2012–13 after scoring 34 goals in 36 appearances for Arsenal that season; this made him only the second Englishman to ever achieve this feat (after Alan Shearer).

On 15 July 2017, it was announced that Wright-Phillps had signed with LA Galaxy on a four year contract.[3] Bradley is married to former Miss England 2009 Jesinta Campbell,[4][5] they have one child together and live near London.[6] Bradley holds dual British/Dutch citizenship through his father who originally from Rotterdam[7]. * - denotes current team

48. Calum Mallace

Midfielder

Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2008–2011: Marquette Golden Eagles: 69: (13)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2009–2011: Chicago Fire Premier: 20: (1)
  • 2012–2017: Montreal Impact: 80: (1)
  • 2013: → Minnesota United (loan): 12: (1)
  • 2017: Seattle Sounders FC: 0: (0)
  • 2017: → Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2018: Los Angeles FC: 5: (0)
  • 2019: Austin Bold: 19: (0)
  • 2020: Northwestern Wildcats (asst.)
  • 2021–: Loyola Ramblers (asst.)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 25 October 2019

Calum Mallace is a Scottish midfielder who played for Marquette Golden Eagles from 2008-2011. Mallace was drafted by Sunderland in the 2010 Premier League Draft, but he never made an appearance for the club and instead returned to Scotland where he signed with Kilmarnock in January 2012.

In November 2013, Mallace joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on a six-month loan deal. He made his debut on 9 December 2013 against Queens Park Rangers and scored his first goal three days later against Bristol City in a 2-1 victory at Hillsborough Stadium. On 31 January 2014, Mallace completed a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday after agreeing to sign until the end of the season following talks with manager Dave Jones over several weeks leading up to deadline day..

He helped Wednesday gain promotion back into the Premier League as champions after beating Reading 1–0 in their final game of the season at Wembley Stadium which earned him acclaim as player of year award winner by BBC pundit Robbie Savage . On 22 July 2015, it was announced that Calum had agreed terms on another one-year extension with Sheffield Wednesday meaning that he will continue playing until 2018

49. Aaron Kovar

Midfielder

Career

  • 2009–2010: Emerald City FC
  • 2010–2012: Seattle Sounders FC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2013: Stanford Cardinal: 36: (5)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013: Seattle Sounders FC U-23: 5: (0)
  • 2014–2018: Seattle Sounders FC: 32: (1)
  • 2014: → Orange County Blues (loan): 2: (0)
  • 2015: → Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan): 17: (1)
  • 2016: → Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan): 3: (1)
  • 2017: → Seattle Sounders FC 2 (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2018: → Los Angeles FC (loan): 11: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of November 3, 2018

Aaron Kovar is a midfielder for Seattle Sounders FC. He first played youth soccer with Emerald City FC and then went on to play for Seattle Sounders FC from 2010-2012.

Aaron Kovar was born in Seattle, Washington and began his collegiate career at the University of Washington before transferring to Akron in 2013 where he played until 2016.

Aaron Kovar made his professional debut with Portland Timbers in 2017 before signing with Seattle Sounders FC in 2018. Aaron Kovar is a versatile defender who has played for Seattle Sounders FC U-23, Orange County Blues and Seattle Sounders FC 2 on loan.

Aaron Kovar was drafted in the second round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Football Club. Aaron Kovar is one of three rookies on LAFC’s roster and he will be looking to make an impact this season. Aaron Kovar grew up playing soccer with his brothers and credits his success to their dedication to the sport from a young age.

Aaron Kovar attended Stanford University where he played college soccer as a midfielder before transitioning into defense later in his career 6 .The 22 year old defender has represented United States at various youth levels including Under 19 and U20 level

50. Shaft Brewer Jr.

Forward

Career

  • 2015–2016: Sacramento Republic
  • 2016: FC Dallas
  • 2016–2017: RB Leipzig
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2018–2019: Los Angeles FC: 4: (0)
  • 2018–2019: → Phoenix Rising (loan): 9: (0)
  • 2020–2021: Fram Larvik: 24: (3)
  • 2022–: Union Omaha: 8: (0)
  • 2016–2017: United States U18: 11: (2)
  • 2018: United States U20: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of October 16, 2022

Brewer was born on October 28, 1999 in Sacramento, California. Brewer started playing football at a young age and quickly developed into one of the top talent in his state.

In 2015-2016 he played for the Sacramento Republic FC youth squad where he made 22 appearances and scored 10 goals. After impressing with Republic FC, Union Omaha signed Brewer to their development team ahead of the 2017 season.

He has since made 7 appearances for Union Omaha's senior side and impressed managers with his versatility as an attacker or defender. Brewer is currently contracted to play for Union Omaha until 2021 and is looking forward to developing further under manager Tim Hankinson Brewer Jr.

was born and raised in Dallas, TX. Brewer Jr. attended Bishop Dunne Catholic High School where he starred for the Shafts football team After graduating from high school, Brewer Jr. played two seasons at the University of North Texas before joining RB Leipzig in 2016 as a senior player In his three years with RB Leipzig, Brewer Jr has made 24 appearances and scored 3 goals in all competitions On October 16th, 2022 it was announced that Brewer had signed a contract with Los Angeles FC pending receipt of his P-1 visa

51. Rodolfo Zelaya

Forward

Rodolfo Zelaya Career

  • 2001: CD Alacrán
  • 2004: San Rafael
  • 2004–2005: Atlético La Merced
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2007: Intipucá: 31: (19)
  • 2008: CD Chalatenango: 17: (8)
  • 2008–2009: Alianza FC: 29: (18)
  • 2009–2010: León: 10: (1)
  • 2010–2018: Alianza FC: 227: (112)
  • 2011: → Alania Vladikavkaz (loan): 13: (3)
  • 2013: → Alania Vladikavkaz (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2019: Los Angeles FC: 4: (1)
  • 2019: → Las Vegas Lights (loan): 2: (0)
  • 2020: Celaya: 6: (2)
  • 2020–: Alianza FC: 21: (14)
  • 2008–2019: El Salvador: 52: (23)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 8 September 2020 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Zelaya started his career at CD Alacrán in 2001 and played for San Rafael before moving to Atlético La Merced in 2004. Zelaya was part of the El Salvador national team that competed in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2009 Copa America.

In 2011, Zelaya signed with Alianza FC and has since helped them win promotion to the top flight of Salvadoran football. Rodolfo Zelaya is often used as a second striker by manager José Luis Chilavert, due to his strong goal scoring record throughout his career.

Rodolfo Zelaya is married with two children and lives in Usulután, El Salvador Zelaya began his career with Intipucá in the 2005–2007 season. He then played for CD Chalatenango before joining Alianza FC in 2008. Zelaya has made 227 total appearances and 112 of those have been for Alania FC.

Zelaya has also represented El Salvador on 52 occasions, scoring 23 goals during that time span. Zelaya is currently playing for Los Angeles FC in the United States and he's set to join Las Vegas Lights on a loan deal next year as well

Final Words

. . Los Angeles FC is a professional soccer team based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2014, LAFC has made it to the playoffs three times and won their first championship trophy in 2019.

The best players of all time for Los Angeles FC include Carlos Vela, Diego Rossi, Marco Urena, Andres Guardado and Steven Gerrard.

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