Michael Salazar

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Michael Salazar
Personal information
Full name Michael Salazar
Date of birth (1992-11-15) November 15, 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth New York City, United States[1]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Montreal Impact
Number 19
Youth career
2011–2012 CBU Lancers
2013–2015 UC Riverside Highlanders
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 OC Pateadores Blues 3 (2)
2015 PSA Elite
2016– Montreal Impact 34 (5)
2016 FC Montreal (loan) 3 (0)
2017 Ottawa Fury (loan) 8 (2)
National team
2013– Belize 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2018

Michael Salazar (born November 15, 1992) is a Belizean footballer who plays for Canadian club Ottawa Fury, on loan from the Montreal Impact.

He first represented the Belize national team in 2013 and was drafted by Montreal Impact in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.



Salazar began his collegiate career at California Baptist University. In his freshman year in 2011, Salazar made a total of 20 appearances, starting seven of them, and finished tied for the team lead with 11 goals and was the team leader with 28 points. He also led the Lancers to a national title in 2011 in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).[2] In his sophomore year, Salazar made 19 appearances and finished with six goals and six assists and led the Lancers to their second straight national NCCAA title.[3] After two seasons at California Baptist, Salazar transferred to UC Riverside on June 10, 2013.[4]

Montreal Impact[edit]

Salazar was selected in the second round (24th overall) of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Montreal Impact.[5] He attracted favorable attention when he scored a goal for the Impact during a pre-season friendly match against D.C. United.[6] He signed his first MLS contract days later.

On May 2, 2017 Salazar was laoned to Impact USL affiliate Ottawa Fury FC.[7]

On February 28, 2018 Salazar was loaned to Ottawa for a second spell.[8]


On June 11, 2013, Salazar made his international debut for Belize in a 0–0 draw against Guatemala.[9] Two weeks later, he was named to their 23-man roster for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Belize's goal tally first.[11]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 March 2018 Isidoro Beaton Stadium, Belmopan, Belize  Grenada 1–1 4–2 Friendly


  1. ^ "Michael Salazar profile". Montreal Impact. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "National Champions!". CBULancers.com. California Baptist University. December 3, 2011. Archived from the original on July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "A Hope And A Championship". CBULancers.com. California Baptist University. December 1, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "14 Newcomers commit to UC Riverside men's soccer for 2013–14 season". GoHighlanders.com. UC Riverside. June 10, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.mountroyalsoccer.com/2016/1/16/10772220/impact-select-michael-salazar-in-2016-mls-draft-with-24th-pick
  6. ^ "Oduro scores twice in Impact's 4–1 preseason win against DC. United". Montreal Gazette. February 21, 2016. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fury FC acquire Michael Salazar on loan from Montreal Impact". Ottawa Fury FC. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Fury FC adds trio from Impact led by Salazar". Ottawa Fury FC. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  9. ^ "Guatemala vs. Belize". National Football Teams. June 11, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ Karell, Daniel (June 29, 2013). "CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters released". Soccer By Ives. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Salazar, Michael". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 

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