Danny Cruz

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Danny Cruz
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Arthur Quimby Cruz[1]
Date of birth (1990-01-03) January 3, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Petersburg, Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Philadelphia Union
Number 44
Youth career
2007–2008 UNLV Rebels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Des Moines Menace 7 (3)
2009–2011 Houston Dynamo 51 (4)
2012 D.C. United 16 (1)
2012– Philadelphia Union 55 (6)
National team
2007 United States U17 3 (0)
2008–2009 United States U20 16 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 29, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 28, 2009

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.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Cruz attended junior high in Rohnert Park, California, and then moved to Glendale, Arizona, where he attended Ironwood High School, where he led his team to a 2006 State Championship. 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.

Professional[edit]

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.[2] 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[3] 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.[4]

On August 16, 2012, Cruz was traded to the Philadelphia Union in exchange for Lionard Pajoy.[5]

International[edit]

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[edit]

Club[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2009 Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2010 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 27 2
2011 20 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 25 2
2012 D.C. United 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Philadelphia Union 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1
2013 32 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
Total USA 111 9 7 0 4 0 0 0 122 9
Career total 111 9 7 0 4 0 0 0 122 9

Updated October 30, 2013

Personal life[edit]

Cruz made an appearance on MTV's show Made, helping Michael Schwenke turn from "theater geek" into a soccer player on February 7, 2011.[6]

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