Luis Silva

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This article is about the American soccer player. For the Portuguese fencer, see Luís Silva. For the Ecuadorian saxophonist, see Luis Silva Parra.
Luis Silva
Personal information
Full name Luis Silva Lopez
Date of birth (1988-12-10) December 10, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 11
Youth career
2004–2007 Salesian High School
Chivas USA
2008–2011 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Orange County Blue Star 10 (5)
2012–2013 Toronto FC 44 (5)
2013– D.C. United 40 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 3, 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luis Silva Lopez (born December 10, 1988) is an American soccer player who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Playing career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Silva spent two years playing with local youth club Pateadores, helping them win the Premier Division in 2006, as well as spending two years with C.D. Chivas USA's U-19 team. Silva attended Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles where he was a two-time All-CIF selection as a midfielder and forward.[1] He was named Offensive Player of the Year in the 2007 season when he helped the Mustangs win the CIF Southern Section Championship and scored a goal in the Mustangs' 6–1 romp over Pasadena Marshall as the team set a finals scoring record.[2] He went on to play collegiately with the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. He was named to the All-Big West First Team three times. In his senior year, Silva scored 17 goals and added 10 assists, garnering recognition as a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist.


During his college years, Silva also played in the USL Premier Development League for Orange County Blue Star in 2011. He joined UCSB teammates Charley Pettys and Christian Ramirez on the squad and finished with 5 goals and 2 assists in 10 matches played.[3]

Luis Silva was selected 4th overall by Toronto FC in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.[4] Silva made his debut for Toronto FC on March 7, 2012, scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. Silva scored his first league goal against Vancouver Whitecaps on July 11, the game ended in a 3–2 home victory.[5] Three days after his first league goal, he scored the lone goal in an away victory over New England Revolution.[6]

On July 9, 2013, it was announced that Silva had been traded to fellow MLS side D.C. United in exchange for allocation money.[7] On his regular season debut on July 20, Silva scored from 30 yards (27 m) as his team lost 4–1 to the Chicago Fire.[8] Silva scored a first half hat-trick against the Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium on June 11, 2014, leading D.C. United to a 4–2 win.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of July 23, 2013.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Canada League Canadian Championship MLS Playoffs North America Total
Toronto FC MLS 2012 30 5 2 0 - - 7 2 39 7
MLS 2013 14 0 1 0 - - - - 15 0
United States League US Open Cup MLS Playoffs North America Total
D.C. United MLS 2013 13 3 1 0 - - - - 14 3
MLS 2014 25 11 0 0 - - 1 0 26 11
Career statistics 82 19 4 0 0 0 8 2 94 21


Toronto FC[edit]

D.C. United[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department (March 7, 2012). "Luis Silva UC Santa Barbara". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Men's Soccer. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department (March 7, 2012). "Luis Silva UC Santa Barbara". UC Santa Barbara Gauchos Men's Soccer. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Orange County Blue Star 2011 Statistics". Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ Daniel Girard (January 12, 2012). "Toronto FC drafts for help at both ends of the pitch". Toronto Star. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Toronto FC beat Vancouver Whitecaps 3–2 in thriller at BMO Field". The Star (Toronto). 
  6. ^ Kyle McCarthy (July 14, 2012). "Silva Strikes Again in Toronto Win". Toronto FC. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Reds Trade Silva To D.C.". Toronto Football Club. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ Steven Goff (July 20, 2013). "Chicago Fire routs D.C. United, 4–1". Washington Post. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Luis Silva scores hat trick in first half as D.C. United dominate Impact". The Globe and Mail. June 11, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 

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