Gilbert Fuentes

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Gilbert Fuentes
Personal information
Full name Gilbert Fuentes
Date of birth (2002-02-21) February 21, 2002 (age 17)
Place of birth Tracy, California, United States
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 35
Youth career
2016–2017 San Jose Earthquakes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– San Jose Earthquakes 1 (0)
2018–Reno 1868 (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2017 United States U15 5 (0)
2017– United States U17 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:26, 16 October 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 Jan 2018

Gilbert Fuentes (born February 21, 2002) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Fuentes began playing for the San Jose Earthquakes academy side in 2016, first with his regular age group in the U15s. During the 2017-18 academy season, he moved up to the U19 squad and scored three goals in eight appearances. Previously, he played for Ballistic United SC.[1]

Club[edit]

San Jose signed Fuentes to a Homegrown contract on January 26, 2018.[2] He was the team's third Homegrown signing of 2018, following the signings of teammates JT Marcinkowski and Jacob Akanyirige, and at the time of his signing was the club's youngest ever player and the youngest ever athlete for a Bay Area sports team.[3]

Borussia Dortmund had competed with San Jose for Fuentes' signature before he signed his Homegrown contract, due in part to the fact that he works with the same agent as Christian Pulisic.[4]

International[edit]

Fuentes made eight appearances for various United States Soccer Federation youth teams in 2017.[5] He was a starter for the U15 squad at the 2017 CONCACAF Boys' Under-15 Championship, including in the United States' loss to Mexico in the tournament final,[6] and was called up to the U17s in November for the Men's Nike International Friendlies, and again in January 2018 for the first-ever USYNT Summit Camp.[7]

In November 2017, TopDrawerSoccer.com listed Fuentes as the fourth best player and top midfielder in the nation for the class of 2020.[8] He was only one of five players in the country to be given a five-star ranking by the website.[9]

Statistics[edit]

As of 26 Jan 2018[10]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Totals
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Jose 2018 MLS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NEWS: Earthquakes Sign 15-Year-Old Midfielder Gilbert Fuentes to Homegrown Player Contract". San Jose Earthquakes. 26 Jan 2018. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  2. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes sign 15-year-old Gilbert Fuentes to Homegrown deal". MLSSoccer.com. 26 Jan 2018. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  3. ^ "5 things to know about 15-year-old homegrown signing Gilbert Fuentes". San Jose Earthquakes. 26 Jan 2018. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  4. ^ Robert Jonas. "San Jose Earthquakes Academy garners praise from MLS commissioner Don Garber". Centerline Soccer. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ "G. FUENTES". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  6. ^ "MEXICO 2 - 0 UNITED STATES". CONCACAF. 19 Aug 2017. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  7. ^ "Gilbert Fuentes". San Jose Earthquakes. 26 Jan 2018. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  8. ^ "IMG Top 150 Players: Boys Class of 2020". TopDrawerSoccer.com. 13 Nov 2017. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  9. ^ "FEATURE: Quakes Academy midfielder Gilbert Fuentes named No. 4 player in nation for class of 2020". San Jose Earthquakes. 13 Nov 2017. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.
  10. ^ "G. FUENTES". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 Jan 2018.