Devon Sandoval

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Devon Sandoval
Personal information
Full name Devon Sandoval
Date of birth (1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
San Francisco Deltas
Number 17
Youth career
2009 San Diego State Aztecs
2010–2012 New Mexico Lobos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Real Salt Lake 58 (7)
2014 Carolina RailHawks (loan) 5 (3)
2015–2016 Real Monarchs (loan) 5 (1)
2016 Rayo OKC (loan) 12 (1)
2017– San Francisco Deltas 28 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:55, 30 October 2017 (UTC).

Devon Sandoval (born June 16, 1991) is an American soccer player who plays as a forward for San Francisco Deltas in the North American Soccer League.

Early career[edit]

The son of Diana and Greg Sandoval and native of Albuquerque, Sandoval attended Eldorado High School in New Mexico, where he played soccer. He continued his education and soccer career at San Diego State University, but remained there only until his freshman year. He then transferred to the University of New Mexico, where he would spend the remainder of his three college years.

Professional career[edit]

Sandoval was selected by Real Salt Lake in the second round (29th overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

On March 3, 2013, Sandoval made his professional soccer debut with Real Salt Lake against the San Jose Earthquakes in their opening day game for the 2013 Major League Soccer season. He came on as a substitute in the 87th minute for the Man of the Match, Álvaro Saborío, who scored two goals to lead the club to a 2-0 victory.[1] He scored his first goal for Salt Lake in an away game against the New England Revolution on May 8, 2013.[2]

During a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup round match against the NASL's (North American Soccer League) Atlanta Silverbacks in Rio Tinto Stadium on May 28, 2013, Sandoval scored an overtime goal, assisted by teammates Javier Morales and Joao Plata to help Real Salt Lake clinch a 3-2 victory and advanced to the fourth round of the tournament.

On June 12, 2013, Sandoval scored twice (once in overtime) against the Charleston Battery to help Real Salt Lake win 5-2 and advance to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

With Alvaro Saborio injured, Sandoval got the start in RSL's home leg against the Portland Timbers in the 2013 Western Conference Finals, and scored the team's third goal on an assist from Robbie Findley. RSL won the game 4-2.[3]

Sandoval was sent on a two-game loan deal to NASL club Carolina RailHawks on September 10, 2014.[4]

On May 22, 2015, Sandoval won MLS Goal of the Week for a goal scored against the Montreal Impact on May 16, 2015.[5]

On 13 July 2016, Sandoval was loaned to Rayo OKC, where he played the NASL Autumn Regular Season and Playoffs. Sandoval and Rayo OKC advanced to the NASL semi-finals before losing to the eventual NASL Champions, New York Cosmos.

On January 30, 2017, the San Francisco Deltas of the NASL announced Sandoval had signed with the team. On February 15, 2017 Sandoval scored the winning goal in the Delta's pre-season 1-0 win over the MLS San Jose Earthquakes. On November 12, 2017, Sandoval was subbed into the 90th minute in the 2017 NASL finals against the New York Cosmos. Sandoval would go on to score a late goal in stoppage time to put the Deltas up 2-0, over the Cosmos.

References[edit]

http://www.thebrianmethod.com/2014/09/carolina-railhawks-devon-sandoval

  1. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes vs Real Salt Lake 03-04-2013 - Stats". MLSsoccer.com. March 3, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "New England Revolution vs Real Salt Lake 05-09-2013 - Stats". MLSsoccer.com. May 8, 2013. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "¡Golazo! - Real Salt Lake vs. Portland Timbers". Golazo.mlssoccer.com. November 10, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.carolinarailhawks.com/news/detail/uuid/15lm4dzw9uhy11xru4tiyevlqe/railhawks-acquire-devon-sandoval-on-loan#.VBHGusJdXzw
  5. ^ "Real Salt Lake forward Devon Sandoval runs away with Week 11 AT&T Goal of the Week honors". MLSsoccer.com. May 22, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 

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