Daniel Antúnez

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Daniel Antúnez
Daniel Antunez.jpg
Antunez playing for Arizona United SC
Personal information
Full name Daniel Antúnez Burgos
Date of birth (1986-02-10) February 10, 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Santa Ana, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Club information
Current team
Arizona United
Number 5
Youth career
2004–2005 Lon Morris College
2006–2007 University of Hartford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Rochester Rhinos 8 (1)
2009 Pallo-Iirot 6 (6)
2010 FC Inter Turku 16 (1)
2011 Estudiantes Tecos 2 (0)
2012 FC Inter Turku 25 (2)
2013 Chivas USA 3 (0)
2014– Arizona United 48 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 28, 2016

Daniel Antúnez Burgos (born February 10, 1986) is an American soccer midfielder who currently plays for Arizona United SC in the United Soccer League.



Antúnez, who is of Mexican American descent, grew up in California where he attended Santa Ana High School.[1] He moved to Texas after his sophomore year. In Texas, he attended Robert E. Lee High School. He was an All State soccer player in both California and Texas. In 2004, he began his college soccer career at Lon Morris College before transferring to the University of Hartford in 2006.[2]


On January 24, 2008, the Colorado Rapids selected Antunez in the third round (33rd overall) in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. The Rapids never offered him a contract, although he played one game with the team’s Reserve squad.[3][4] On August 5, 2008, the Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division signed Antúnez.[5] On Christmas Eve Friday, December 24, 2010 Antúnez was picked up by Mexico club Estudiantes Tecos.[6]

Antúnez signed a one-year deal with FC Inter Turku in March 2010.[7] In 2012, he returned to FC Inter Turku.

Antúnez spent the 2013 season with Chivas USA in Major League Soccer.[8]


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