Chris Cortez

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Chris Cortez
Personal information
Full name Christopher Cortez
Date of birth (1988-07-24) July 24, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Mission Viejo, California, United States
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Phoenix Rising
Number 11
Youth career
2006 California Golden Bears
2007–2010 Chivas USA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Chivas USA 9 (0)
2012 Reynosa
2013–2015 Orange County Blues 63 (20)
2016– Phoenix Rising 26 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 28, 2016.

Chris Cortez (born July 24, 1988 in Mission Viejo, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Phoenix Rising FC in the United Soccer League.


Youth and College[edit]

Cortez attended the Trabuco Hills High School, where he earned South Coast League first-team all-league honors as both a junior and a senior, and led his team to the South Coast League Championship in 2005. He played club soccer for Pateadores, and played one year of college soccer at the University of California, Berkeley, before signing with Chivas USA's youth academy.

He went on to trial with Mexican side Pachuca in late 2010, before returning to the United States in early 2011 to train with Chivas USA's senior team. He participated in several of Chivas's preseason matches, and also played in the MLS Reserve Division, prior to officially turning professional.


Cortez was formally signed by Chivas USA on May 15, 2011,[1] and was immediately added to the club's game day roster. He made his professional debut the same day, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 3-2 victory over the New York Red Bulls.[2]

Cortez was released by Chivas USA on February 26, 2012.[3]

He then played for the Orange County Blues, scoring 20 goals in 63 games. Cortez signed with Arizona United on March 19, 2016. [4]


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