Luciano Acosta

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Luciano Acosta
Personal information
Full name Luciano Federico Acosta
Date of birth (1994-05-31) 31 May 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 10
Youth career
Club Comunicaciones
2007–2014 Boca Juniors
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Boca Juniors 25 (2)
2015Estudiantes (loan) 27 (1)
2016D.C. United (loan) 31 (3)
2017– D.C. United 64 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 October 2018

Luciano "Lucho" Acosta (born 31 May 1994), nicknamed La joya (in English "The Jewel"), is an Argentine football attacking midfielder. He currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Club career[edit]

Acosta made his professional debut for Boca Juniors on 9 February 2014, when Boca tied against Newell's Old Boys, replacing Juan Manuel Martínez for the 2014 Final.[1] Acosta appeared in the Xeneizes as a starter throughout the 2014 Torneo Final.

In 2016, Acosta went on a season-long loan to D.C. United of Major League Soccer. Acosta made his competitive debut on in a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal match against Queretaro. He scored his first goal for D.C. United in the 86th minute of a league game against the New England Revolution on April 23.

After the 2016 season, D.C. United purchased Acosta outright for a club record fee.[citation needed] He scored his first professional hat-trick on 13 August 2018 when playing for D.C. United against Orlando City and the match ended 3-2 in favor of D.C. United.[2] On 21 October 2018, Acosta provided an assist for Wayne Rooney following an outstanding dribble, and also scored himself in a 3-1 win over New York City FC which secured a play-off spot in the MLS Cup for D.C. United.[3]

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

Personal[edit]

Acosta holds a U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boca no pudo quebrar el cero y empató con Newell's en Rosario". la Gaceta. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  2. ^ http://www.dcunited.com/post/2016/11/15/united-finalize-transfer-luciano-acosta-largest-transfer-fee-club-history
  3. ^ "DC United 3, New York City FC 1 - 2018 MLS Match Recap". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-21-10. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "2018 MLS Best XI". MLS Soccer. 11 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Luciano Acosta obtains permanent residence in US with Green Card". DCUnited.com. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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