Luis Gil

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Luis Gil
Personal information
Full name Luis Miguel Gil
Date of birth (1993-11-14) November 14, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Garden Grove, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Querétaro
Youth career
2008–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Real Salt Lake 134 (11)
2010 AC St. Louis (loan) 9 (1)
2016– Querétaro 10 (0)
2017 Orlando City (loan) 17 (0)
2017 Colorado Rapids (loan) 4 (0)
National team
2008–2009 United States U17 32 (5)
2010–2011 United States U18 5 (1)
2011–2013 United States U20 13 (5)
2011–2016 United States U23 11 (4)
2014 United States 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:26, 26 October 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 21, 2016

Luis Miguel Gil (born November 14, 1993) is an American soccer player currently playing for Querétaro.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Luis Gil attended U.S. Soccer Development Academy member IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Florida in 2008 as a youth player. He turned professional when he signed a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer in February 2010, spurning interest from major European clubs such as Premier League side Arsenal.[1]

Having signed a GA deal after the MLS draft, Gil was placed in a weighted lottery to allocate him to an MLS club. The Kansas City Wizards won the rights to Gil despite the player having stated his preference before the lottery to play for a western-based club.[citation needed] MLS helped engineer Gil's trade to Real Salt Lake in exchange for an international roster slot, a second-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, and 25 percent of any future transfer fee should RSL sell Gil outside of MLS.[2][3] Gil made his professional debut as a substitute against D.C. United in the 2010 US Open Cup.

During the latter half of 2010, Gil joined AC St. Louis of the USSF Division 2 Professional League on loan. He made his debut for St. Louis on August 20 as a late substitute against the Puerto Rico Islanders,[4] and scored his first professional goal on September 18, a 93rd-minute winner against the Austin Aztex.[5]

On October 19, 2010, Gil made his RSL debut in a CONCACAF Champions League group match against Cruz Azul. He started the game and chipped a ball into the box to a teammate who was taken down for a penalty.[6]

He made his MLS debut on March 26, 2011, coming on as a second-half substitute in RSL's 4–1 home win against Los Angeles Galaxy.[7] He scored his first MLS goal on August 6, 2011, against New York Red Bulls.

In December 2015, Gil signed with Querétaro of Liga MX.[8]

With playing time in Mexico limited, Gil was loaned to Orlando City for the 2017 season.[9] His loan continued after an August trade to the Colorado Rapids.[10]

International[edit]

In 2009, Gil was a member of the United States U-17 national team for both the CONCACAF U-17 Championships and the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Gil was named to the United States U-18 roster for the 2011 Milk Cup tournament in Northern Ireland.[11]

Gil was included in the United States U-20 squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, and scored a "spectacular" goal in a losing cause against Spain: "twisting and turning to work some space for himself 25 yards (23 m) from goal, [he] provided an early candidate for goal of the tournament with a stunning left-foot shot into the top right-hand corner."[12]

He made his first appearance with the senior team on February 1, 2014 in a friendly against South Korea.[13]

Statistics[edit]

As of August 10, 2017.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
USA League Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
2010 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010 A.C. St. Louis (loan) USSF D2 Pro League 9 1 2 0 11 1
2011 Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer 25 2 2 0 3 0 30 2
2012 29 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 33 2
2013 30 5 1 0 5 0 36 6
2014 26 2 0 0 2 0 28 2
2015 24 1 3 0 2 0 29 1
Mexico League Copa MX CONCACAF Total
2015–16 Querétaro Liga MX 9 0 9 0
2016–17 1 0 1 0 2 0
USA League Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
2017 Orlando City (loan) MLS 17 0 1 0 18 0
2017 Colorado Rapids (loan) MLS 0 0 0 0
United States 160 11 10 1 11 0 5 0 186 12
Mexico 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 170 11 11 1 11 0 4 0 197 12

Honors[edit]

Querétaro

References[edit]

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