Fabián Espíndola

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Fabián Espíndola
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Espíndola playing for New York Red Bulls
Personal information
Full name Edgar Fabián Espíndola
Date of birth (1985-05-04) May 4, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Merlo, San Luis, Argentina
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 9
Youth career
Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Boca Juniors 6 (1)
2006 Talleres 13 (1)
2006 Aucas 3 (0)
2007 Deportivo Quito 5 (0)
2007–2008 Real Salt Lake 24 (7)
2009 Deportivo Anzoátegui 5 (3)
2009–2012 Real Salt Lake 101 (28)
2013 New York Red Bulls 28 (9)
2014– D.C. United 13 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 1, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fabián Espíndola (born May 4, 1985) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for D.C. United of Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

South America[edit]

Espíndola started his career in 2005 with Argentine giants Boca Juniors, he played six games for the club, but Boca failed to win any of them. However, he was a member of the Boca Juniors squad that captured the 2005 Copa Sudamericana. In 2006 he was offloaded to Talleres. He then had spells with Ecuadorian teams Aucas and Deportivo Quito before joining Real Salt Lake.

Major League Soccer[edit]

He was acquired by Real Salt Lake at the same time as fellow Argentines Matias Mantilla and Javier Morales. He scored his first goal against Kansas City Wizards, and celebrated this goal by doing his customary backflip. Six minutes into a game against Los Angeles Galaxy on September 6, 2008, Espíndola scored a goal that was later ruled offside. However, before he had seen the final decision on the goal he had commenced his celebratory backflip, which resulted in him injuring his ankle, ruling him out for around eight weeks.[1] Real Salt Lake decided not to purchase Espíndola's contract and he was released in January 2009. He then signed to play for Venezuelan team Deportivo Anzoátegui, scoring 3 goals in 5 matches for the club. On January 29, 2009 Espíndola scored Deportivo Anzoátegui's first ever goal in the Copa Libertadores helping the club to a 2–0 victory over Deportivo Cuenca.

Espindola returned to Salt Lake in April 2009 and helped them win the MLS Cup in November 2009. In 2011 Espíndola had his most productive season for Salt Lake as he scored a career high 10 goals in 27 matches. In February 2012, Espíndola signed a four-year contract extension with Real Salt Lake.[2]During the 2012 season Espíndola continued his fine form as he scored 9 goals and provided 7 assists in 30 matches.

Espindola training with Real Salt Lake in 2011

On December 3, 2012, Espíndola was traded with Jamison Olave to New York Red Bulls in exchange for allocation money.[3] On March 3, 2013 Espindola made his debut for New York scoring twice in a 3–3 draw at Portland Timbers. [4] On July 27, 2013 Espindola converted on a pair of penalty kicks to help New York to a 4–3 victory over his former club Real Salt Lake.[5]

Honors[edit]

Boca Juniors[edit]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Playoffs Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Boca Juniors 2005 Primera División 6 1 - - - - 6 1
Talleres 2006 Primera B Nacional 13 1 - - - - 13 1
Aucas 2006 Ecuadorian Serie A 3 0 - - - - 3 0
Deportivo Quito 2007 Ecuadorian Serie A 5 0 - - - - 5 0
Real Salt Lake 2007 MLS 12 2 - - - - 12 2
2008 12 5 - - 2 0 - - 14 5
Deportivo Anzoátegui 2009 Primera División 3 2 - - - - 2 1 5 3
Real Salt Lake 2009 MLS 22 3 - - 4 0 26 3
2010 22 6 2 0 2 1 3 1 29 8
2011 27 10 1 0 3 0 6 1 37 11
2012 30 9 - - 2 0 4 0 36 9
New York Red Bulls 2013 28 9 2 2 1 0 31 11
D.C. United 2014 15 7 - - - - - - 15 7
Career total 198 55 5 2 14 1 15 3 232 61

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Espindola injured after scoring". sidelineviews.blogspot.com. 6 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Espindola signs extension with RSL". oursportscentral.com. February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Espindola and Olave traded to New York". realsaltlake.com. 3 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Espindola scores two in debut for New York". mlssoccer.com. 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Espindola scores two in Victory for New York". mlssoccer.com. 27 July 2013. 

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