Servando Carrasco

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Servando Carrasco
Servando Carrasco in Orlando Aug 2015.JPG
Personal information
Full name Servando Carrasco
Date of birth (1988-08-13) August 13, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Coronado, California, United States
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
LA Galaxy
Youth career
1996–2006 San Diego Soccer Club
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 California Golden Bears 73 (13)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Seattle Sounders FC 40 (1)
2013–2014 Houston Dynamo 19 (0)
2015 Sporting Kansas City 9 (0)
2015–2017 Orlando City 62 (1)
2018– LA Galaxy 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of January 9, 2018.

Servando Carrasco (born August 13, 1988) is a soccer player who plays as a midfielder for LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Carrasco spent his childhood living in Tijuana, Mexico, and attended St. Augustine High School in San Diego, California. Until the age of 19, he played for his high school and San Diego Surf Soccer Club, one of the most competitive soccer clubs in California. During that time, he was recognized as Western League Player of the Year, CIF Player of the Year, and the San Diego Union-Tribune All-County Player of the Year. He also participated in the Olympic Development Program and the Premier Development Program.[1]

College[edit]

In 2007, Carrasco accepted a scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. During his first year, Carrasco recorded seven points on two goals and three assists. He scored his second goal of the season against Washington in the opening minutes of the game; he added an insurance goal for Cal against San Diego increasing the Bears' lead to 2–0; and he earned several assists against UCLA, Stanford and University of San Francisco.[2]

In 2008, Carrasco was named All-Pac-10 second team and Pac-10 All-Academic second-team. He started in all but one game and scored three goals for the year, tying him for second best on the team. He was one of two Cal players to have seven assists during the season, including one assist on the game-winning goal against Oregon State University.[2]

In 2009, despite suffering an ankle injury that sidelined him for a number of games, Carrasco still earned a second straight All-Pac-10 second-team selection and a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. He had one goal.[2]

In 2010, Carrasco was senior co-captain of the Berkeley squad with good friend A. J. Soares, a defender with Viking FK.[3] He was named NSCAA Third Team Far West Region, First Team All-Pac-10, Third Team Pac-10 All American, and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. Carrasco scored seven goals and had three assists.[2]

Throughout his 4 years at UC Berkeley, he scored 13 goals.

Professional[edit]

On January 13, 2011, Carrasco was drafted in the second round (27th overall) of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders FC.[4] He signed with Seattle on March 2, 2011,[5] and made his debut on March 19, in a game against the New York Red Bulls.[6]

Carrasco scored his first career goal for Seattle on June 8, 2013, on a penalty kick in a 3–2 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Carrasco was traded to the Houston Dynamo from Seattle in exchange for Adam Moffat on September 13, 2013.[7] Carrasco was then traded from the Houston to Sporting Kansas City for the 30th pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[8] On July 20, 2015, Carrasco was traded to Orlando City SC in exchange for midfielder Amobi Okugo.[9] On April 9, 2017, Carrasco scored his first goal for Orlando and second overall career goal when he headed home from a corner in a 1–0 win v New York Red Bulls.[10]

At the end of the 2017 season Carrasco entered the 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft after Orlando City declined his contract option. On December 21, 2017, he was selected by LA Galaxy in Stage Two of the draft.[11] He signed with the club on January 11, 2018.[12]

Personal life[edit]

While born in the United States, Carrasco spent most of his early childhood growing up in the Mexican city of Tijuana. When he was seven, his family moved back to the United States for a better opportunity. His mother, Gloria, is a two-time survivor of breast cancer.[13] On December 31, 2014 Carrasco married Alex Morgan, a professional soccer player for the Orlando Pride of the NWSL.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

All-time club performance
Club Season Major League Soccer MLS Cup US Open Cup CONCACAF Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Seattle Sounders FC 2011 12 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 19 0
2012 9 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 15 0
2013 19 1 - - 1 0 0 0 20 1
Club total 40 1 0 0 5 0 9 0 54 1
Houston Dynamo 2013 3 0 1 0 - - 2 0 6 0
2014 16 0 - - 2 0 - - 18 0
Club total 19 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 24 0
Sporting Kansas City 2015 9 0 - - 0 0 - - 9 0
Club total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Orlando City SC 2015 12 0 - - 1 0 - - 13 0
2016 31 0 - - 2 0 - - 31 0
2017 15 1 - - 2 0 - - 17 1
Club total 58 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 61 1
Career total 126 2 1 0 12 0 11 0 148 2

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