Player Details


Cordell Cato


5' 9"


154 lbs

Date of Birth

7.15.1992 (31)


Carenage, Trinidad Trinidad & Tobago


2023 MLS Regular Season
2023 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary


How he joined the club: Acquired via trade with Seattle Sounders FC in exchange for San Jose's last pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on March 1, 2013.

2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Played 15 games and started 13 ... Tallied one assist against Seattle in 1-1 draw on April 8 … Has provided at least one assist every season since 2012 … Was named to MLS Team of the Week bench during Week 9 … U.S. Open Cup: Scored in the sixth minute against the SF Deltas in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 14 in the Fourth Round… Entered as a substitute and provided an assist against Seattle Sounders FC in a 2-1 victory at Avaya Stadium on June 28 in the Round of 16… Played and started against LA Galaxy in a 3-2 victory at Avaya Stadium on July 10 in the Quarterfinals … MLS Cup Playoffs: Did not make an appearance in loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.

2016 (San Jose Earthquakes): Started 15 games in 21 appearances, notching two assists. U.S. Open Cup: Started and played full 90 minutes against the Portland Timbers in 2-0 loss at Providence Park on June 14.

2015 (San Jose Earthquakes): Set career highs in appearances (28), starts (18) and minutes (1,814) … Tied career highs in goals (three) and assists (two) … Scored his first goal of the year vs. the LA Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on June 27 … Tallied his first career brace and game-winning goal in a 5-0 win at Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 19 … U.S. Open Cup: DID NOT PLAY vs. Sacramento Republic FC on June 16 due to call up to Trinidad and Tobago’s National Team … Started and played 90 minutes vs. the LA Galaxy on July 1 … ICC: Did not play vs. Club America on July 14 … Started and played 45 minutes vs. Manchester United on July 21.

2014 (San Jose Earthquakes): Recorded three goals and two assists in 27 appearance for the Earthquakes … Made 16 starts on the year, the most in his three-year career … First goal of the season was in the 25th minute against FC Dallas on May 10 … Tallied a goal and an assist as a substitute in a 5-0 win against the Chicago Fire on July 23 at Buck Shaw Stadium … Scored his final goal of the season in the 48th minute against the Portland Timbers on Sept. 7 at Providence Park … CCL: Started and played 86 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Buck Shaw Stadium on March 11 … Started and played 120 minutes against Deportivo Toluca FC at Nemesio Diez Stadium  on March 19 … Open Cup: Scored a goal, started and played 73 minutes against Sacramento Republic FC at Kezar Stadium on June 11 … Came on in the 83rd minute at Seattle Sounders FC at Starfire Sports Complex on June 24.

2013 (San Jose Earthquakes): Scored one goal and had two assists in 20 appearances for the Earthquakes ... Made his San Jose debut as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 loss against Real Salt Lake on March 3 ... First goal with the Quakes was an equalizer in the 76th minute against Chivas USA on April 27 ... Meanwhile, his first assist came in a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas on Aug. 24.

2012 (Seattle Sounders FC): Featured in eight games for Seattle Sounders FC, recording one assist in 117 minutes ... Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win against the Earthquakes in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal at Kezar Stadium on June 26 ... Made his MLS debut on March 9 in a 2-0 win against FC Dallas.

Professional Experience: Played with Port of Spain’s Defence Force FC from 2003-10 ... Cato joined that club as a youth before later moving to San Juan Jabloteh FC.

International Experience (Trinidad and Tobago): Made his Trinidad & Tobago debut on Oct. 8, 2014 in a 6-1 win against the Dominican Republic during 2014 Caribbean Cup Qualification ... Made seven appearances for Trinidad and Tobago during 2014 Caribbean Cup Qualification and the final tournament in Jamaica ... Played for Trinidad & Tobago in the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championships ... In 2017 played four 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Trinidad and Tobago against Panama, Mexico and Honduras … Played international friendly against Jamaica (2-1 L) on Aug. 25.