How he joined the club: Acquired from Orlando City SC on Aug. 3, in which the Quakes received Ceren and salary budget space to sign a season-ending injury replacement in exchange for midfielder Matias Perez Garcia and international roster slot.
2017 (San Jose Earthquakes): Played 23 games making 19 starts … Tallied two assists to tie his MLS career high … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played full 120 minutes in against Sporting Kansas City in the Semifinal, ending in a 5-4 penalty shootout loss on Aug. 9 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Played and started full 90 minutes in loss against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Oct. 25 in the Knockout Round.
2016 (San Jose Earthquakes): Started nine games out of 12 appearances after joining the Earthquakes midseason … Received MLS Team of the Week honors during Week 28 after making 10 ball recoveries, six interceptions and four tackles while recording three shots on goal in the match against the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 17.
2015 (Orlando City SC): Appeared in 26 games making 25 starts … Scored two goals and notched two assists in 2254 minutes played … Led Orlando City SC in passes per game with 59.8 (5th best in MLS), ranked 11th in MLS on both passing completion percentage (86.5) and average tackles per game (3) … Scored in Orlando’s 4-0 victory against the LA Galaxy on May 17 … Recorded an assist on the road against New York City FC on July 26 … Scored in the 5-2 win against Columbus Crew SC on Aug. 1 … Registered a game-winning assist against the Chicago Fire on Sept. 19 … Was honored as the Latino del Año by Fútbolmls.com.
International Experience: Captain of the El Salvador National Team, Ceren has made several appearances with Los Cuscatlecos … Made three appearances at the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup … Played in four 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2016 ... Played four out of five Copa Centroamericana 2017 games, helping El Salvador earn a third place finish … Captained and played in one international friendly against Ecuador in 3-0 loss to Ecuador on June 14, 2017 … Captained and played all four games of El Salvador’s 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup run, eventually losing 2-0 in the Quarterfinals on July 20 to future champions USA.