Gabriel Farfan

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Gabriel Farfan
Personal information
Full name Gabriel Farfan
Date of birth (1988-06-23) June 23, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth San Diego, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chiapas
Number 4
Youth career
2003–2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2006–2007 Cal State Fullerton Titans
2008–2010 Club América
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Orange County Blue Star 1 (0)
2007–2008 Ventura County Fusion 20 (3)
2009 Los Angeles Legends 9 (1)
2011–2013 Philadelphia Union 51 (1)
2013–2014 Chivas USA 14 (0)
2014 Chiapas (loan) 3 (0)
2014– Chiapas 0 (0)
National team
2003–2005 United States U17 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 7, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 25, 2012

Gabriel Farfan (born June 23, 1988 in San Diego, California) is an American soccer player currently playing for Chiapas of Liga MX.

Career[edit]

Youth and College[edit]

Played club soccer with the La Jolla Nomads of San Diego where he captured numerous team titles, including the 2002 national championship. He also played in the Youth World Championships in Japan in 2000. In 2004 he joined IMG Soccer Academy and remained there until enrolling at California State University, Fullerton in the Spring of 2006. After two years with the Cal State Fullerton Titans in which he played with his twin brother Michael Farfan, he joined the youth system of Mexico's Club América. He remained at Club América for two years before returning to the United States.

During his college years Farfan also played extensively in the USL Premier Development League, for Orange County Blue Star, Ventura County Fusion and the Los Angeles Legends.[1]

Professional[edit]

After trialling with the club during the 2011 MLS pre-season, Farfan signed with Philadelphia Union on March 18, 2011[2] He made his professional debut the following day, in Philadelphia's opening game of the 2011 MLS season, a 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo.[3] Farfan scored his first professional goal on May 28, 2011, in a comprehensive 6-2 victory over Toronto FC. [4]

Farfan was traded to Chivas USA in 2013 in exchange for a 2014 MLS SuperDraft first-round pick.[5] Farfan was loaned to Chiapas in early 2014[6] and later was sold to the Mexican club[7].

International[edit]

Farfan was a member of the United States U-17 and played in the 2005 Youth World Cup.

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
2011 Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer 22 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 24 1
2012 23 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2013 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Chivas USA 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total USA 65 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 73 1
Career total 65 1 6 0 2 0 0 0 73 1

Updated December 24, 2013

Personal[edit]

Gabriel's twin brother, Michael Farfan, is another professional soccer player playing for Cruz Azul. The two were teammates from 2011-2013 with the Philadelphia Union.

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