Cristian Espinoza

Cristian Espinoza
Cristian Espinoza
Cristian Espinoza
Midfielder
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Real Name: Cristian Espinoza
HT: 5' 8" WT: 161
International
Designated Player
Age: 26 (04/03/1995)
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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How He Joined The Club: Acquired on club-record permanent transfer and signed on Dec. 11, 2019…Previously spent 2019 season with club on loan from Spain’s Villarreal CF.

2020 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 22 starts in 23 appearances, earning the club’s Offensive Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year … Finished with nine assists, fourth most in MLS this season and only one assist away from the lead … Earned MLS Team of the Week honors for Round Four of the MLS is Back Tournamentand Week 23  … Scored three goals and earned one nomination for Goal of the Week in Round Three of the MLS is Back Tournament … MLS is Back: Made five appearances (all starts), tallying two goals and one assist during the MLS is Back Tournament … MLS Cup Playoffs: started and played 120 minutes in a loss against Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park on Nov. 22 in the Knockout Round.

2019 (San Jose Earthquakes): Made 30 starts in 30 appearances in his debut season, earning the club’s Offensive Player of the Year honors ... Finished sixth in assists (13) and tied for second in game-winning assists (5) among all MLS players ... Earned MLS Team of the Week honors for Weeks 6 and 26 … U.S. Open Cup: Tallied a goal and assist in San Jose’s Fourth-Round matchup against Sacramento Republic FC on June 11 … Recorded an assist in Round of 16 matchup against LAFC on June 20 … International Friendlies: Started and played 87 minutes against C.F. Monterrey on March 23 … Did not feature against Real Valladolid C.F. on July 16.

Professional Experience: Climbed the youth ranks at Huracán before making his professional debut at 17 years of age … Registered 11 goals and 11 assists throughout 53 appearances for Huracán before being acquired by Villarreal … Made a combined total of 18 appearances in La Liga action for Spanish clubs Alavés and Real Valladolid and tallied three assists during his time in Spain … Registered 17 appearances and contributed two goals and two assists for Boca Juniors in his native Argentina from 2017 to 2018. 

International: Led the Argentina U-20 to a 6-1-1 record in the 2015 South American Championship … Featured in the 2015 U-20 World Cup… Played all three matches for the Ablicelestes in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2020San Jose Earthquakes2322318129521921330
2019San Jose Earthquakes303022533139536391262
Career Totals-5352543452214755601592
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