Sammy Ochoa

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Sammy Ochoa
Personal information
Full name Samuel Ochoa Oregel
Date of birth (1986-09-04) September 4, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wilmington Hammerheads
Number 9
Youth career
2005–2006 Estudiantes Tecos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Estudiantes Tecos 29 (2)
2011–2013 Seattle Sounders FC 17 (3)
2013 Lobos BUAP 0 (0)
2014– Wilmington Hammerheads 15 (4)
National team
2005 United States U20 4 (0)
2008 United States U23 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 25, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 10, 2011

Samuel Ochoa Oregel (born September 4, 1986 in Morelia, México) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Wilmington Hammerheads.

Professional career[edit]

Ochoa began his professional career in the youth ranks of Estudiantes Tecos. He made his debut for Tecos first team during the 2006 season. However, he did not receive significant playing time with the first team.

After spending 5 seasons with Estudiantes Tecos, Ochoa signed with Major League Soccer on August 24, 2011 and was acquired via the MLS allocation process by Seattle Sounders FC on August 26.[1] He made his MLS debut for the Sounders on September 24, 2011, coming on as a substitute for Nate Jaqua in a 3-1 road win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He scored his first goal for Seattle on 10/15/2011 v. San Jose Earthquakes in Kasey Keller's final regular season home match helping his club in a 2-1 victory.

International career[edit]

He was part of the American U-20 squad in the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and played in four matches. Ochoa also scored one goal against Turkey in a 3-2 loss.

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup League Cup North America Total
2006–2007 Estudiantes Tecos Mexican Primera División 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2007–2008 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–2010 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2010–2011 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
USA League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2011 Seattle Sounders FC Major League Soccer 4 2 0 0 2 0 3 0 9 2
2012 9 1 4 3 1 0 4 4 18 8
2013 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
Total Mexico 29 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 2
USA 17 3 5 3 3 0 10 4 35 10
Career total 46 5 6 3 3 0 10 4 65 12

Personal life[edit]

Ochoa holds an American passport, and he is also brother of Jesús Ochoa, another footballer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ex-US youth international signs MLS deal". Major League Soccer. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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