Nick Lima

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Nick Lima
Nick Lima.jpg
Playing for San Jose in 2017
Personal information
Full name Nicholas Lima[1]
Date of birth (1994-11-17) November 17, 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Castro Valley, California, United States
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 24
Youth career
2010–2011 San Jose Earthquakes
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 California Golden Bears 72 (6)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Burlingame Dragons 8 (0)
2017− San Jose Earthquakes 56 (4)
National team
2019– United States 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 5, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 30, 2019

Nicholas Lima (born November 17, 1994) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for the Major League Soccer club San Jose Earthquakes and the United States national team.

Career[edit]

College and amateur[edit]

Lima played four years of college soccer at the University of California, Berkeley between 2013 and 2016.[2] While at college, Lima also appeared for USL PDL side Burlingame Dragons.[3]

Professional[edit]

On December 21, 2016, Lima signed as a Homegrown Player for Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes.[4] He made his professional debut on March 4, 2017, starting in a 1–0 win over Montreal Impact.[5] His first professional goal was scored on March 11, 2017, in a 3–2 home victory against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[6] It was the first goal scored by a Homegrown player in Earthquakes history. On October 14, 2017, he was announced as a nominee for two different league awards: the MLS Defender of the Year Award alongside teammate Florian Jungwirth, and the MLS Rookie of the Year Award, along with teammate Jackson Yueill.[7]

International[edit]

On January 8, 2018, Lima received a call-up for the United States men's national soccer team for a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 28.[8] He was named to the bench for the match, but ultimately did not take the field during the 0–0 draw.[9] He made his debut on 27 January 2019 in a friendly against Panama, as a starter.[10] Lima played the full 90, recorded an assist, and was named Man of the Match in his International debut.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of October 22, 2019[11]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Totals
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
San Jose 2017 MLS 22 2 0 0 0 0 22 2
2018 34 2 0 0 0 0 34 2
2019 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 67 5 0 0 0 0 67 5
Career totals 67 5 0 0 0 0 67 5

International[edit]

As of June 30, 2019.

National Team Year Apps Goals
United States 2019 7 0
Total 7 0

Source: US Soccer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "40-Player National Team Roster: 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup: United States" (PDF). CONCACAF. p. 16. Retrieved May 21, 2019 – via Bernews.
  2. ^ "CalBears.com - University of California Official Athletic Site". www.calbears.com.
  3. ^ "Player Stats". USL PDL.
  4. ^ https://www.sjearthquakes.com/post/2016/12/21/news-earthquakes-sign-nick-lima-homegrown-player-contract
  5. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes 1, Montreal Impact 0 - 2017 MLS Match Recap". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  6. ^ "RECAP: Quakes 3, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2". sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Jake Pisani (October 14, 2017). "FEATURE: Several San Jose Earthquakes nominated for MLS awards". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved October 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Sarachan Calls 30 Player Roster to National Training Center for 2018 January Camp". ussoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "MNT OPENS 2018 WITH SPIRITED 0-0 DRAW VS. BOSNIA & HERZGOVINA". US Soccer. January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "USA v Panama game report". Major League Soccer. January 27, 2019.
  11. ^ "N. LIMA". Soccerway.com. Retrieved May 8, 2017.

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