Devon Sandoval

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Devon Sandoval
Personal information
Full name Devon Sandoval
Date of birth (1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 49
Youth career
2009 San Diego State Aztecs
2010–2012 New Mexico Lobos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Real Salt Lake 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 26, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Devon Sandoval (born June 16, 1991) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a forward for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer.

Early career[edit]

The son of Diana and Greg Sandoval and native of Albuquerque, Sandoval attended Eldorado High School in New Mexico, where he played soccer. He continued his education and soccer career at San Diego State University, but remained there only until his freshman year. He then transferred to the University of New Mexico, where he would spend the remainder of his three college years.

Professional career[edit]

Sandoval was selected by Real Salt Lake in the second round (29th overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

On March 3, 2013, Sandoval made his professional soccer debut with Real Salt Lake against the San Jose Earthquakes in their opening day game for the 2013 Major League Soccer season. He came on as a substitute in the 87th minute for the Man of the Match, Álvaro Saborío, who scored two goals to lead the club to a 2-0 victory.[1] He scored his first goal for Salt Lake in an away game against the New England Revolution on May 8, 2013.[2]

During a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup round match against the NASL's (North American Soccer League) Atlanta Silverbacks in Rio Tinto Stadium on May 28, 2013, Sandoval scored an overtime goal, assisted by teammates Javier Morales and Joao Plata to help Real Salt Lake clinch a 3-2 victory and advanced to the fourth round of the tournament.

On June 12, 2013, Sandoval scored twice (once in overtime) against the Charleston Battery to help Real Salt Lake win 5-2 and advance to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

With Alvaro Saborio injured, Sandoval got the start in RSL's home leg against the Portland Timbers in the 2013 Western Conference Finals, and scored the team's third goal on an assist from Robbie Findley. RSL won the game 4-2. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake 03-04-2013 - Stats". MLSsoccer.com. March 3, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "New England Revolution vs Real Salt Lake 05-09-2013 - Stats". MLSsoccer.com. May 8, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "¡Golazo! - Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers". Golazo.mlssoccer.com. November 10, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 

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