David Estrada (soccer)
David Estrada playing for Seattle Sounders FC in a game against Chivas USA at Centurylink Field on September 4, 2013
|Full name||David Estrada|
|Date of birth||February 4, 1988|
|Place of birth||Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|New Mexico United|
|2006–2009||Salinas Valley Samba|
|2010–2014||Seattle Sounders FC||41||(5)|
|2014||→ Atlanta Silverbacks (loan)||3||(0)|
|2014||→ Charlotte Eagles (loan)||3||(1)|
|2015||Orange County Blues||7||(0)|
|2018||Seattle Sounders FC 2||33||(11)|
|2019–||New Mexico United||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2018|
College and Amateur
Estrada was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico and moved to California with his family at four months old. He was raised in Salinas, California and attended Alisal High School. A successful player at the high school level, Estrada led the nation his senior season with 66 goals, including 11 in one game—the second-most single-game goals in state history.
He played four years of college soccer at UCLA. As a walk-on his freshman year, he was the team's top scorer, was named Soccer America's National Freshman of the Year, was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection and was voted UCLA's Offensive MVP. After missing the first seven matches of his sophomore year because of a fractured foot, he was again named to the All-Pac-10 second-team in 2007. He received All-Pac-10 honors for the third time in his career, being named to the honorable mention team in 2008, and earned third-team NSCAA All-Far West honors and first-team All-Pac-10 acclaim in his senior year. In his senior season, Estrada recorded three goals and seven assists playing a wide right midfield position.
Estrada was drafted in the first round (11th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders FC. He made his professional debut on April 3, 2010, coming on as a substitute in a game against the New York Red Bulls.
Estrada was called up for a U.S. Under-18 national team camp in January 2007, but has not yet played internationally for any country.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2010||Seattle Sounders FC||Major League Soccer||3||0||1||0||0||0||4||0||8||0|
|Atlanta Silverbacks (loan)||North American Soccer League||3||0||—||—||—||3||0|
|Charlotte Eagles (loan)||USL Championship||0||0||—||—||—||0||0|
|D.C. United||Major League Soccer||9||0||—||1||0||4||0||14||0|
|Sacramento Republic FC||USL Championship||18||3||1||0||—||—||19||3|
|Orange County Blues FC||7||0||—||1||0||—||8||0|
|2018||Seattle Sounders FC 2||33||11||—||—||—||33||11|
|2019||New Mexico United||0||0||0||0||TBD||—||0||0|
Seattle Sounders FC
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- Mayers, David (March 17, 2012). "David Estrada nets a hat trick in Sounders". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
- "D.C. United acquires David Estrada from Seattle Sounders FC". August 7, 2014.
- "D.C. United cuts David Estrada from preseason camp". www.blackandredunited.com/. blackandredunited. February 20, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- "Sacramento Republic FC Signs Forwards David Estrada and Cameron Iwasa". www.sacrepublicfc.com/. Sacramento Republic FC. March 20, 2015. Archived from the original on March 22, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
- "Sacramento Republic FC Release Forward David Estrada". www.sacrepublicfc.com/. Sacramento Republic FC. August 10, 2015. Archived from the original on August 13, 2015. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Sounders FC 2 Signs David Estrada". www.soundersfc.com/. Sounders FC Communications. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.