|Full name||Christopher Cortez|
|Date of birth||July 24, 1988|
|Place of birth||Mission Viejo, California, United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|2006||California Golden Bears|
|2013–2015||Orange County Blues||63||(20)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 28, 2016.
Youth and College
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, 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.
Cortez was released by Chivas USA on February 26, 2012.
- Youth Academy product Chris Cortez signs with Chivas USA Archived October 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Cortez's debut for Chivas a long time in the making
- "CHIVAS USA: Goats release Cortez - Los Angeles Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
- "Bardsley, Cortez Highlight Arizona's New Signings". United Soccer League (USL). 2016-03-19. Retrieved 2016-03-19.