Emil Cuello

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Emil Cuello
Personal information
Full name Emil Cuello
Date of birth (1997-01-02) January 2, 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Number 27
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 SMU Mustangs 72 (12)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Ocean City Nor'easters 2 (0)
2019– LA Galaxy 9 (0)
2019– LA Galaxy II 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 13, 2019

Emil Cuello is an Argentinian-American footballer who plays for LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.


Youth and college[edit]

Cuello played four-years of college soccer at Southern Methodist University between 2015 and 2018. During his time at SMU, Cuello made 72 appearances, scoring 12 goals and tallying 17 assists. In his freshman year at SMU, Cuello was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. His junior year, American Athletic Conference named Cuello Most Outstanding Offensive Player. His senior year, he was recognized as American Athletic Conference Tournament’s Most Valuable Player and First Team All-American Athletic Conference.[1][2]

While at college, Cuello also appeared for USL Premier Development League side Ocean City Nor'easters during their 2016 season.[3][4]


On January 11, 2019, Cuello was drafted 19th overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by LA Galaxy.[5] On February 27, 2019, Cuello signed for the club.[6]


Cuello was born in Buenos Aires in Argentina before his family moved to Orem, Utah when he was five-years old.[7]


  1. ^ "Emil Cuello SMU bio". smumustangs.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Emil Cuello MLS bio". mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Emil Cuello, former Ocean City Nor'easters player, drafted in First Round by LA Galaxy". oceancityfc.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Emil Cuello USL League Two stats". uslleaguetwo.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  5. ^ "LA Galaxy draft Emil Cuello with the 19th overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  6. ^ "LA Galaxy sign midfielder Emil Cuello". lagalaxy.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Emil Cuello: from Argentina to debut supplying Zlatan". us.as.com. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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