Miguel Ibarra (soccer, born 1990)

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Miguel Ibarra
Personal information
Full name Miguel Ibarra
Date of birth (1990-03-15) March 15, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth New York, New York, United States[1]
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder, Winger
Club information
Current team
León
Youth career
2004–2007 Ambush Soccer Club
2008–2009 Taft Cougars
2010–2011 UC Irvine Anteaters
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Lancaster Rattlers 43 (12)
2011 Orange County Blue Star 4 (0)
2012–2015 Minnesota United 90 (17)
2015– León 0 (0)
National team
2014– United States 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 20, 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of April 16, 2015

Miguel Ibarra (born March 15, 1990) is an American professional soccer player currently playing for Mexican club León and the United States national team.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Ibarra played college soccer at the Taft College between 2008 and 2009, and then at UC Irvine between 2010 and 2011. During his time at Taft, Ibarra was named as Central Valley Conference MVP and at Irvine was named as Named Big West Co-Offensive Player of the Year and All-Big West First Team in 2011.[2]

During his time at college, Ibarra played with USL Premier Development League club Lancaster Rattlers between 2008 and 2010,[3][4][5] and later with Orange County Blue Star in 2011.[6]

Professional[edit]

Ibarra was selected in the second round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft (27th overall) by Portland Timbers,[7] but was not signed by the club.

Minnesota United FC[edit]

Ibarra signed with NASL club Minnesota United FC on March 13, 2012.[8] He made his professional debut on April 8, 2012 in a 0-0 draw against Carolina RailHawks.[9] He was named to the NASL Best XI in 2013 and 2014. He was named NASL Player of the Month for September 2014[10] and was awarded the 2014 Golden Ball as the league's best player at the conclusion of the season.[11]

Club León[edit]

Ibarra signed with Club León on June 10, 2015.[12]

International[edit]

Ibarra was called up to United States national team for an October 2014 friendly against Ecuador,[13] becoming the first American second division player called up to the national team since 2005.[14] He earned his first cap against Honduras[15] on October 14, 2014.

Ibarra received a second call up to the national team for the final two games of the 2014 campaign[16] but did not see playing time in either game. His first start came on February 8, 2015 in a USMNT friendly against Panama.

On March 22, 2015 Miguel was called up for his fourth time to the US National team for a game against Mexico.

On June 10, 2015 Miguel was called up for his fifth time to the US national team for an international friendly against Germany.

Personal[edit]

Ibarra was teammates with former Minnesota Stars player Amani Walker while at UC Irvine. While at Minnesota they were roommates and carpooled to practice together.[17]

During the 2014 season, Ibarra was joined in Minnesota by former Orange County Blue Star teammate Christian Ramirez. The two became roommates and formed a fruitful partnership on the field. Ibarra was nicknamed "Batman" and Ramirez "Superman" by the fans.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

As of June 10, 2015
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
United States League US Open Cup Playoffs North America Total
Lancaster Rattlers 2008 USL PDL 11 2 0 0 11 2
2009 16 4 0 0 16 4
2010 16 6 0 0 16 6
Orange County Blue Star 2011 4 0 0 0 4 0
Minnesota United FC 2012 NASL 23 3 2 1 5 1 30 5
2013 26 1 0 0 26 1
2014 26 8 0 0 1 1 27 9
2015 8 2 1 1 0 0 9 3
Mexico League Copa MX Playoffs CONCACAF Total
León 2015–16 Liga MX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total United States 130 26 3 2 6 2 0 0 139 30
Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career statistics 130 26 3 2 6 2 0 0 139 30

Honors[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlisle, Jeff (12 February 2015). "Miguel Ibarra's U.S. rise has opened up questions about his future in the NASL". ESPNFC.com. ESPN FC. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Miguel Ibarra - UC Irvine". Ucirvinesports.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Shiver Me Timbers! Ibarra Headed to MLS". Newuniversity.org. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Minnesota United vs. Carolina RailHawks - 8 April 2012 - Soccerway". Uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "After struggling mentally, Stave back in Badgers' QB picture" (October 3, 2014) Saint Paul Pioneer Press
  11. ^ "Ibarra Awarded NASL Golden Ball". mnunitedfc.com. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Miguel Ibarra Transfered To Club León". 
  13. ^ "Klinsmann Names 21-Player Roster for #USAvECU". Ussoccer.com. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  14. ^ MCINTYRE, DOUG Sources: NASL Minnesota United's Miguel Ibarra to get USMNT call-up ESPN
  15. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/10/13/18/06/141013-mnt-v-hon-game-preview
  16. ^ "Klinsmann Names 25-Player Roster for Final Matches of 2014". Ussoccer.com. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  17. ^ La Vaque, Davie (October 6, 2012) "Former collegians reunited in Stars' championship bid" (October 1, 2014) Star Tribune
  18. ^ "A Star In The North". thelooncall.com. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 

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