Victor Pineda (soccer)

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Victor Pineda
Personal information
Full name Victor Pineda
Date of birth (1993-03-15) March 15, 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2008–2009 IMG Soccer Academy
2009–2010 Chicago Fire
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Chicago Fire 4 (0)
2014 Indy Eleven (loan) 17 (3)
2015 Indy Eleven 20 (2)
2016– Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8 (0)
National team
2008–2009 United States U17 2 (0)
2010–2011 United States U18 10 (2)
2012–2013 United States U20 10 (3)
2014– United States U23 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 11, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 16, 2014

Victor Pineda (born March 15, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a midfielder for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.



The first homegrown player in Chicago Fire history, Pineda signed with the first team in August 2010. That year the midfielder lead the Chicago Fire U-16 Academy with eight goals and helped his team win the U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy National Championship (in which he scored the first penalty kick of the penalty kick shootout).[1] He was subsequently called up to the United States U-18 national team[2] and scored twice during the international tournaments. On February 17, 2012 Pineda was selected to the national U-20 team as one of the two team leaders.[3]

Pineda made his MLS debut on March 23, 2014 in a match against New York Red Bulls.[4]

On June 13, 2014, Pineda moved to NASL team Indy Eleven on loan.[5] He signed with Indy for the 2015 season after he was released by Chicago.

In December 2015, Pineda signed with Fort Lauderdale Strikers.[6]


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