Yuri Morales

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Yuri Morales
Personal information
Full name Yuri Morlaes
Date of birth (1981-09-30) September 30, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1997–1999 Harbor High School
1999–2003 University of Massachusetts Amherst
2003–2004 Salinas Valley Samba
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Artsul FC
2004–05 Viborg FF 4 (1)
2005–06 Ølstykke FC 23 (2)
2006 Portland Timbers 7 (0)
2006 Puerto Rico Islanders 0 (0)
2007 California Victory 29 (6)
2010 Beach Soccer Team Zurich 12 (35)
2010 Seattle Sounders Beach Soccer 4 (4)
National team
2005–2012 United States Beach Soccer 34 (37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Yuri Morales (born September 30, 1981 in San Juan, Puerto Rico)[1] is a Puerto Rican footballer who plays for the United States national beach soccer team.

Morales played previously with the Danish professional football club Viborg FF. He also played for Ølstykke FC, Puerto Rico Islanders, Portland Timbers and California Victory.[2] During the 2010 season, Morales played with Beach Soccer Team Zurich where he was the Swiss Beach Soccer League top scorer (35 goals) and league MVP.

His family moved to Santa Cruz, California when Yuri was just eighteen months old. He is the son of Puerto Rican Raul Morales and Helen Nunberg.


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