SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Eduardo ‘Chofis’ Lopez is one of three finalists for the 2021 Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year.
Chofis scored a team-high 12 goals, including three game-winning goals, and added four assists for San Jose during his debut season in MLS. Chofis’ 12 goals are the most by a Quakes player in his first season with the club since Ariel Graziani in 2002 (14). Among all newcomers in MLS, Chofis ranks second in goals (12), first in non-penalty kick goals (11), and tied for first in goals + assists (16).
Chofis was named to the MLS Team of the Week on three occasions (Weeks 25-27), was the MLS Player of the Week in Week 26, and was selected as the MLS Player of the Month for September.