Marco Ureña

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Marco Ureña
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Personal information
Full name Marcos Danilo Ureña Porras
Date of birth (1990-03-05) 5 March 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth San José, Costa Rica
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Los Angeles FC
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Alajuelense 59 (10)
2011–2014 Kuban Krasnodar 31 (0)
2014 FC Midtjylland (loan) 10 (2)
2015–2016 FC Midtjylland 19 (3)
2016–2017 Brøndby IF 13 (0)
2017 San Jose Earthquakes 25 (5)
2018– Los Angeles FC 7 (0)
National team
2009– Costa Rica 60 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:25, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2018

Marcos Danilo Ureña Porras, known as Marco Ureña (born 5 March 1990) is a professional Costa Rican footballer who plays for Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer. A striker, he has represented Costa Rica internationally.[1]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Born in San José, Costa Rica, Ureña started his career at Primera División side Alajuelense and in March 2011, he joined Russian Premier League side Kuban Krasnodar.[2][3] He did not manage to score a single goal in the Russian league.

In August 2014, Ureña moved to Danish Superliga side FC Midtjylland on a four-month loan deal.[4] The contract was made permanent on 10 December 2014.[5]

On 21 July 2016, Midtjylland and Brøndby IF agreed to swap Ureña with Jonas Borring in a three-year deal.[6][7]

It was announced on 27 January 2017 that Ureña had been signed by Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes.[8] He scored his first MLS goal in a 2–1 road loss to New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on 1 April 2017.[9] Ureña recorded his first MLS assist at home to achieve a 1–1 draw against Seattle Sounders FC on 8 April 2017.[10] His game-winning goal over Minnesota United FC on 22 October secured San Jose's sixth-place spot in the 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, the team's first playoff appearance since 2012.[11]

On 12 December 2017, MLS expansion side Los Angeles FC selected Ureña as its third pick in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft.[12]

International[edit]

Ureña participated in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup for Costa Rica[13] where Costa Rica U-20 national football team, placed 4th after losing to Hungary in the match for the 3rd place. He scored three goals on that competition.

In 2009, Ureña made his debut for the Costa Rica national football team in a match against Venezuela.[14]

In June 2014, Ureña was named in Costa Rica's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[15] In the team's opening match, he scored the third goal for Los Ticos in a 3–1 defeat of Uruguay.[16]

At the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, he scored the winner in Costa Rica's opening match and 0–1 victory against Honduras off of an assist from New York City FC man and fellow MLS player Rodney Wallace on 7 July 2017, at Red Bull Arena.[17] This performance earned him CONCACAF Man of the Match honors.

On 1 September 2017, Ureña recorded a brace in Costa Rica's crucial World Cup qualifier against the United States, again at Red Bull Arena.[18] On 5 September 2017, Ureña scored off of a volley to equalize the match against Mexico, which also served as his first goal at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica.[19][20]

In May 2018 he was named in Costa Rica's 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Ureña beats Fernando Muslera to score against Uruguay in the 2014 FIFA World Cup
As of 12 December 2017[22]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Kuban Krasnodar Russian Premier League 20 0 1 0 21 0
2012–13 6 0 1 0 7 0
2013–14 5 0 1 0 2 0 7 0
2014–15 FC Midtjylland Danish Superliga 21 3 1 1 0 0 22 4
2015–16 8 2 1 0 7 0 16 2
2016–17 Brøndby IF Danish Superliga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 San Jose Earthquakes Major League Soccer 25 5 0 0 25 5
2018 Los Angeles FC Major League Soccer 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Russia 31 0 3 0 2 0 36 0
Denmark 29 5 2 1 7 0 38 6
United States 25 5 0 0 25 5
Career total 85 10 5 1 9 0 99 11

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Costa Rica's goal tally first.[23]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 16 January 2011 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 1–0 2–0 2011 Copa Centroamericana
2. 2–0
3. 23 January 2011 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Honduras 1–2 1–2 2011 Copa Centroamericana
4. 9 February 2011 Estadio Olímpico Luis Ramos, Barcelona, Venezuela  Venezuela 2–1 2–2 Friendly
5. 5 June 2011 Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, United States  Cuba 1–0 5–0 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
6. 3–0
7. 12 June 2011 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States  Mexico 1–4 1–4 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup
8. 14 June 2014 Castelão, Fortaleza, Brazil  Uruguay 3–1 3–1 2014 FIFA World Cup
9. 3 September 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C., United States  Panama 2–0 2–1 2014 Copa Centroamericana
10. 22 July 2015 Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama  Panama 2–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11. 7 July 2017 Red Bull Arena, Harrison, United States  Honduras 1–0 1–0 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
12. 1 September 2017 Red Bull Arena, Harrison, United States  United States 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
13. 2–0
14. 5 September 2017 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Mexico 1–1 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. 23 March 2018 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland 1–0 1–0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Ureña married Ana Paula Aguilar in May 2014.[24]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marco Urena player profile". soccerway.com. 
  2. ^ МАРКОС УРЕНЬЯ СТАНЕТ ИГРОКОМ КУБАНИ . FCKuban.ru (in Russian). FC Kuban Krasnodar. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Ureña viajó de nuevo a firmar con equipo ruso Archived 27 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. - Nación (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "FC Midtjylland lejer VM-spiller". FCM.dk (in Danish). FC Midtjylland. 29 August 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "FCM sikrer sig Ureña permanent". FC Midtjylland. 10 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Alvarado, José (21 July 2016). "Brondby danés fichó a Marco Ureña". Diario Extra. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Valverde, Esteban (21 July 2016). "Marco Ureña pasa del Midtjylland al Brondby de Dinamarca". La Nación. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes add Costa Rican international Marcos Urena". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "RECAP: Quakes take frustrating loss in NYC". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "RECAP: A late Wondo finish earns the Quakes a come-from-behind point vs. Seattle Sounders FC". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "RECAP: Quakes officially punch ticket to 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs". San Jose Earthquakes. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "LAFC select Tico striker, young prospects in 2017 Expansion Draft". Major League Soccer. 12 December 2017. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 
  13. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Marco URENA". FIFA. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Costa Rica World Cup 2014 squad". The Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica". BBC. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Honduras 0, Costa Rica 1 | 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup Match Recap". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  18. ^ https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/09/01/earthquakes-marco-ure-brace-leads-costa-rica-win-over-usa
  19. ^ Polacek, Scott. "Marco Urena Saves Draw for Costa Rica vs. Mexico in 2018 World Cup Qualifier". 
  20. ^ "Ureña se quitó una espinita: anotar en el Estadio Nacional - Crhoy.com". 
  21. ^ https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/costa-rica-names-23-man-world-cup-squad-featuring-keylor/1bw2iz8pkma5614bzushqyyo7g
  22. ^ "M.Ureña". uk.soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 12 November 2014. 
  23. ^ "Ureña, Marco". National Football Teams. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  24. ^ Marco Ureña se sudó la camiseta y le anotó un tanto al amor - Nación (in Spanish)

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