David Ochoa (soccer)

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David Ochoa
Personal information
Date of birth (2001-01-16) January 16, 2001 (age 18)
Place of birth Oxnard, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Real Salt Lake
Number 24
Youth career
2016–2018 Real Salt Lake
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Real Monarchs 8 (0)
2019– Real Salt Lake 0 (0)
National team
2018– United States U18 4 (0)
2018– United States U20 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 30, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 8, 2019

David Ochoa (born January 16, 2001) is an American soccer player who plays for Real Salt Lake as a goalkeeper.

Professional career[edit]

Ochoa appeared for USL side Real Monarchs on April 22, 2018 in a 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay Rowdies, becoming the second-youngest goalkeeper ever to debut in USL.[1]

On August 8, 2018, it was reported that Ochoa was training with Manchester United and had further trials planned with clubs from Spain and Germany.[2]

Ochoa signed with Real Salt Lake on November 28, 2018, ahead of the 2019 season.[3]

International career[edit]

Ochoa is eligible to play for the United States or Mexico. Originally called up to the Mexico under-16s,[4] Ochoa instead opted to play for the United States at multiple youth levels.

Ochoa has been capped at under-16, -18, and -20 levels for the U.S. and has also been a member of the under-17 residency program.[5] On August 25, 2018, Ochoa made multiple penalty saves in the final of the 2018 Vaclav Jezek Tournament in helping the U.S. under-18s to winning the tournament.[6]


  1. ^ "Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Real Monarchs - 22 April 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com.
  2. ^ costigan, keith (August 8, 2018). "Hearing that US U-18 GK David Ochoa has been training with Manchester United since early last week. I've been told he has trials planned with a few Spanish and German giants following the upcoming U-18 tournament in Czech Republic".
  3. ^ https://www.rsl.com/post/2018/11/28/real-salt-lake-signs-rsl-academy-duo-homegrown-contracts
  4. ^ https://miseleccion.mx/se-concentro-la-seleccion-nacional-mexico-sub-16
  5. ^ https://www.soccerwire.com/news/nt/international-men/u-s-u-17-mens-national-team-spring-residency-roster-announced/
  6. ^ YNT, U. S. Soccer (August 25, 2018). "Champions! After a 1-1 draw in FT, the U-18 MNT take down 4-2 in PK's behind MASSIVE saves from @RealSaltLake GK David Ochoa to capture the 2018 Vaclav Jezek Youth Tournament title.pic.twitter.com/uaUWvAOvp8". line feed character in |title= at position 11 (help)

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