Sam Garza

Sam Garza
17
Midfielder
  • San Jose Earthquakes
  • 5' 11"
  • 160 lbs.
  • 10-17-1989
  • Carrollton, Texas

How he joined the club: Selected in the first round (No. 6 overall) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation adidas player.

2013: Made five appearances during the regular season, each off the bench ... Came on for an injured Marvin Chavez in the club's 1-0 loss against the Montreal Impact in CONCACAF Champions League group play on Aug. 7 ... Had one goal and two assists in eight Reserve League appearances.

2012: Made six appearances, each off the bench, in his rookie campaign ... Debuted on April 21 in a 3-1 win against Real Salt Lake ... Recorded his first career MLS assist in equalizing fashion, slotting Alan Gordon in the 88th minute to draw Chivas USA 1-1 on May 13 ... Scored two goals against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif. in U.S. Open Cup action, leading San Jose to the Round of 16 ... Also started and played 65 minutes in the club's next U.S. Open Cup match against Minnesota on June 6 at Cagan Stadium ... Had one goal and four assists in nine Reserve League appearances.

College: Two-time All-Far West Region and two-time All-Big West Conference First Team honoree … 2011: NCAA Division I All-Far West Second Team selection by the NSCAA … All-Big West First Team pick … Appeared in all 23 matches, earning 22 starts … Produced eight goals and four assists for 20 total points, tied for second-most on the team … Three of his goals were of the game-winning variety … Converted both of his penalty kick opportunities and credited with a team-best 80 shots on the year, 33 of them on frame … Helped lead UCSB to the No. 15 national seed in the NCAA Championship, where the Gauchos lost in the third round at second-seeded Creighton, 2-1 (11/27), and finished with a 15-7-1 overall record … Chosen to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List prior to his junior season … 2010: Big West Co-Offensive Player of the Year, All-Big West First Team, NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team and TopDrawerSoccer.com Third Team as a sophomore … Led the Gauchos with nine goals and 24 total points … Added six assists over 21 games, with 19 starts … 2008: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Year and All-MPSF Second Team pick as a true freshman at Denver University before transferring … College Soccer News Freshman Third Team and TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie Second Team … Totaled four goals and four assists while leading the Pioneers with 31 shots … Started 14 of 19 games played.

International: Regular on the U.S. squad during CONCACAF qualifying for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup … Scored in a 1-0 win over Canada in 2008 and earned selection to the final roster, but missed the tournament in Egypt through injury.

High School/Club: NSCAA All-American at Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas … Led the Marauders to back-to-back Texas Class 5A State titles, scoring 58 goals and recording 34 assists during his career … Played club soccer for the Dallas Comets SC 90 and the Dallas Solar SC 90.

Personal: Parents are Israel and Sue Garza … Has one older sister, Libby Rodriguez … Samuel Cruz Garza was born on October 17, 1989, in Carrollton, Texas, also the birthplace of the San Jose Earthquakes’ top draft pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft and fellow Texas native, Anthony Ampaipitakwong.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 San Jose Earthquakes 5 0 0 93 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
2012 San Jose Earthquakes 6 0 0 102 1 4 0 3 0 1 0
Career Totals 11 0 0 195 1 7 1 3 0 1 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 5 0 0 93 0 3 1 0 0 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs San Jose Earthquakes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season San Jose Earthquakes 6 0 0 102 1 4 0 3 0 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 NE @ SJ L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 SJ @ KC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 RSL @ SJ T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/26/2013 DAL @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2013 SJ @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/9/2013 COL @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 SJ @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2013 VAN @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/8/2013 PHI @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SJ @ LA L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 SJ @ DAL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2013 KC @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 SJ @ VAN L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CHV @ SJ W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 POR @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 SEA @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/6/2013 SJ @ NE L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 SJ @ CHI L 2-3 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 LA @ SJ W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SJ @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/15/2013 SJ @ COL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SJ @ RSL L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 SJ @ DAL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/18/2013 COL @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 SJ @ SEA L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 TOR @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2013 MTL @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/27/2013 SJ @ CHV T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2013 POR @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 21 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4/14/2013 SJ @ POR L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 VAN @ SJ T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SJ @ HOU L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 SEA @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2013 SJ @ CLB T 1-1 Subbed On 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2013 NY @ SJ W 1-2 Subbed On 20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 RSL @ SJ L 2-0 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 SJ @ POR T 1-1 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 SJ @ COL W 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 DAL @ SJ T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 SJ @ SEA W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/19/2012 POR @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2012 SJ @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/2/2012 CHV @ SJ W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/25/2012 COL @ SJ W 1-4 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/18/2012 SJ @ MTL L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2012 SEA @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 CHI @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 18 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
7/22/2012 SJ @ VAN L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 DAL @ SJ W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 RSL @ SJ W 0-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 SJ @ DAL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2012 SJ @ POR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 SJ @ RSL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 SJ @ COL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/27/2012 SJ @ KC L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 34 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/13/2012 CHV @ SJ T 1-1 Subbed On 30 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0
5/5/2012 SJ @ VAN L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 DC @ SJ W 3-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 SJ @ PHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 RSL @ SJ W 1-3 Subbed On 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 SJ @ NY T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 VAN @ SJ W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 SJ @ SEA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/24/2012 SJ @ TOR W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 HOU @ SJ L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 NE @ SJ W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves