Luis Gil

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Luis Gil
Personal information
Full name Luis Gil
Date of birth (1993-11-14) 14 November 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Garden Grove, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 21
Youth career
2008–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Real Salt Lake 107 (10)
2010 AC St. Louis (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2008–2009 United States U17 32 (5)
2010–2011 United States U18 5 (1)
2011–2013 United States U20 13 (5)
2011– United States U23 2 (1)
2014– United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 5, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 16, 2014

Luis Gil (born November 14, 1993 in Garden Grove, California) is an American soccer player currently playing for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Luis Gil attended the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida in 2008 as a youth player. He turned professional when he signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer in February 2010, spurning interest from major European clubs such as Premier League side Arsenal.[1]

Having signed a GA deal after the MLS draft, Gil was placed in a weighted lottery to allocate him to an MLS club. On February 22, 2010, Kansas City Wizards won the rights to Gil despite the player having stated his preference before the lottery to play for a western-based club.[citation needed] The following day, MLS helped engineer Gil's trade to Real Salt Lake in exchange for an international roster slot, a second-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, and 25 percent of any future transfer fee should RSL sell Gil outside of MLS.[2][3] Gil made his professional debut as a substitute against D.C. United in the 2010 US Open Cup.

During the latter half of 2010 Gil joined AC St. Louis of the USSF Division 2 Professional League on loan. He made his debut for St. Louis on August 20, 2010, as a late substitute against the Puerto Rico Islanders,[4] and scored his first professional goal on September 18, 2010, a 93rd minute winner against the Austin Aztex.[5]

On October 19, 2010, Gil made his RSL debut in a CONCACAF Champions League group match against Cruz Azul. He started the game and chipped a ball into the box to a teammate who was taken down for a penalty.[6]

He made his MLS debut on March 26, 2011, coming on as a second-half substitute in RSL's 4–1 home win against Los Angeles Galaxy.[7] He scored his first MLS goal on August 6, 2011, against New York Red Bulls.

International[edit]

In 2009, Gil was a member of the United States U-17 national team for both the CONCACAF U-17 Championships and the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Gil was named to the United States U-18 roster for the 2011 Milk Cup tournament in Northern Ireland.[8]

Gil was included in the United States U-20 squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, and scored a "spectacular" goal in a losing cause against Spain: "twisting and turning to work some space for himself 25 yards (23 m) from goal, [he] provided an early candidate for goal of the tournament with a stunning left-foot shot into the top right-hand corner."[9]

He made his first appearance with the senior team on February 1, 2014 in a friendly against South Korea.[10]

Statistics[edit]

As of December 14, 2014.
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
2010 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 A.C. St. Louis (loan) USSF D2 Pro League 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2011 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 25 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 30 2
2012 29 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 35 2
2013 30 5 1 0 5 0 0 0 36 6
2014 26 2 2 0 0 0 28 2
Total 110 10 4 1 11 0 4 0 129 11
Club total 119 11 6 1 11 0 4 0 140 12

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