Daniel Arthur Quimby "Danny" Cruz (born January 3, 1990 in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Union in Major League Soccer.
Youth and College 
Cruz attended junior high in Rohnert Park, California, and then moved to Glendale, Arizona, where he attended Ironwood High School. He played two years of college soccer at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. He was the first UNLV player to earn MPSF Newcomer of the Year honors in his freshman year in 2007 and was named to the all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team after scoring five goals in 2008.
During his college years he also played with Des Moines Menace in the USL Premier Development League.
Cruz was drafted in the third round (41st overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by the Houston Dynamo. He made his professional debut on 28 March 2009, coming on as a substitute in Houston's game against the San Jose Earthquakes. He scored his first goal for the Dynamo against DC United, he also had an assist in that game. In the 2011 season, Cruz was a big part of the Houston Dynamo team and scored a stunning goal at the end of the season against the Portland Timbers to help Houston get into the playoffs. He started in all four playoff games, including Houston's 1-0 loss to Los Angeles in MLS Cup 2011.
In January 2012, Cruz was traded from Houston to D.C. United in exchange for allocation money.
On August 16, 2012, Cruz was traded to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for Lionard Pajoy.
Cruz represented the United States at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea and the Pan American Games in Brazil in 2007, and appeared in seven international games for the United States U-20 national team in 2008.
Career statistics 
Updated May 15, 2013
Personal life 
Cruz made an appearance on MTV's show Made, helping Michael Schwenke turn from "theater geek" into a soccer player on February 7, 2011.
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