AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER: A dynamic attacking talent either on the wing or at striker…Has seven years of MLS experience, having joined the New York Red Bulls in 2010 as the club's second Homegrown Player…Has been named to MLSsoccer.com’s 24 Under 24 list five times…Career regular season totals include 157 games played, 98 starts, 9,281 minutes played, 40 goals, 16 assists, 261 shots, and 103 shots on goal…Postseason totals include five starts in six games played, 480 minutes, one goal, two assists, 10 shots, and four shots on goal...Finished 2017 season with third most goals among Revolution players with eight and recorded one assist in 28 games played…In 2016, led the Revolution in scoring with seven goals and set a personal best with five assists in only 24 appearances, starting 14…Returned to the Revolution for the 2015 season after playing abroad with FC Utrecht in 2014…Posted career highs in games played (32), starts (20), and minutes played (1,761)…Notched seven goals with three assists, adding career bests with 54 shots and 21 shots on goal…In 2013, played in six games with Chivas USA before being traded to New England…Posted nine goals and two assists in 20 appearances, with 15 starts, in 2013…Split the 2012 season between New York and Chivas USA after being traded in May following four appearances with the Red Bulls…Finished the season with 24 games played, 17 starts, three goals, and three assists…In 2011, started 12 of 27 games and posted six goals with two assists…As a rookie in 2010, appeared in two games with New York, playing 14 minutes.
2017: Finished season with third most goals among Revolution players with eight…Also recorded one assist…Appeared in 28 games and started 20 matches, tying previous career high set in 2014…Voted the Alcatel MLS Player of the Week in Week 4 after recording a brace vs. Minnesota...Selected to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week twice…Named to U.S. Men's National Team's roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and final pair of 2018 World Cup Qualifiers in October…In Gold Cup Group Stage, made two appearances and one start for the USMNT…(3/4) at COL: Made season debut and played 83 minutes…(3/25) vs. MIN: Contributed to three of the team’s five goals by tallying twice and drawing a penalty…Headed in a cross in the fourth minute and secured the brace in the 41st minute…Voted Alcatel MLS Player of the Week and named to MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week…(4/8) vs. HOU: Scored third goal of the season to seal a 2-0 win in 75th career appearance with Revolution…Named to bench of MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week…(4/22) vs. DC: Produced equalizing goal in the 48th minute to secure a draw for the Revolution…(4/29) at SEA: Recorded second brace of the season, scoring on either side of halftime for fifth and sixth goals of the season…Named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for the second time in 2017…(5/27) at NYC: Played 24 minutes as a substitute after missing previous two matches with an upper body injury…(6/3) vs. TOR: Submitted a goal and an assist in 29 minutes after entering match as a second-half substitute in 3-0 win…(6/23) at TOR: Returned to starting lineup and played 90 minutes… (7/29) vs. PHI: Saw first MLS action since helping the USMNT win the Gold Cup…Played 23 minutes and scored the team's third goal with a headed finish in the 89th minute…(9/2) vs. ORL: Made 150th MLS appearance.
2016: Earned Revolution’s Golden Boot award with seven goals and five assists in only 24 appearances, starting 14…Five assists set a new personal best…Missed 10 matches due to injuries…Recorded goal or assist in career-high four consecutive matches from April 30 vs. Orlando through May 21 vs. Dallas…Finished the season with four goals and three assists in final seven MLS contests…Earned fifth career selection to MLSsoccer.com 24 Under 24 presented by EA Sports…Recorded a brace in U.S. Open Cup Final at FC Dallas on Sept. 13…Is one of three players to score two goals in an Open Cup Final, and his sixth minute goal marked the second fastest in Open Cup Final history…(3/26) at NYC: Made first start of the season and played 57 minutes…(4/1) vs. NY: Posted one assist against his old squad in the 1-0 win…(4/30) vs. ORL: Played the final 20 minutes of the match as a substitute and gave the team a 2-1 lead with his first goal of the season…Marked his first goal as a sub since scoring against Orlando City on Sept. 5, 2015…(5/8) at LA: Scored for the second consecutive match…(5/14) vs. CHI: Tallied second assist of season, extending streak of matches with goal or assist to three…(5/21) vs. DAL: Extended scoring streak to four matches with third goal of the season…Earned AT&T Goal of the Week nomination…(8/13) vs. PHI: Made first appearance since June 29 after missing seven matches with knee injury…(9/3) vs. COL: Scored in the 2-0 win…(9/10) vs. NYC: Tallied in a second straight game and added an assist…Totaled season highs with six shots and three shots on goal…Named Santander Man of the Match and earned bench spot on MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week…(9/17) at MTL: Registered an assist to mark three straight games on the scoresheet and two consecutive matches with an assist…Named to Team of the Week bench for second consecutive week…(10/1) vs. SKC: Recorded both a goal and an assist for the second time in four matches…Named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week for third time in four weeks…(10/23) vs. MTL: Scored seventh goal of season in the 60th minute to secure the club’s Golden Boot award.
2015: Re-joined the Revolution in preseason after spending the 2014 campaign abroad…Appeared in all but two of the Revs’ games in all competitions, starting 20 matches, playing up front and on either wing…Scored seven goals, tied for second most on the team, with three assists, and added career highs in shots (54) and shots on goal (21)…Registered the club’s only goal of the postseason…(4/4) at COL: Scored for the first time in 2015, giving the Revs a 1-0 lead en route to a 2-0 victory…(4/25) vs. RSL: Posted one goal and one assist in a 4-0 win...Marked his first game with a goal and an assist since March 2013…(5/16) vs. TOR: Played 63 minutes, notching one goal on four shots…(5/20) at SKC: Scored for the second time in as many games, playing the full 90 minutes…(5/31) vs. LA: Posted one assist in the 2-2 draw…(6/27) vs. VAN: Impacted the game in a reserve role, posting four shots in only 13 minutes of action…(8/15) vs. HOU: Found the back of the net for his fifth goal of the season in the 2-0 win…(9/5) vs. ORL: Scored a goal after subbing on late in the match, playing 22 minutes in the 3-0 win…(9/16) vs. NY: Started and notched an assist in the 2-1 win…(10/3) at CHI: Played the full 90 minutes and registered a goal…Postseason: (10/28) at DC: Scored the team’s only goal of the postseason, converting a spectacular bicycle kick in the Revs’ 2-1 loss in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round.
2013 (with Chivas USA and New England): Split the season between Chivas USA and the Revolution, appearing in 20 games with 15 starts for a total of 1,570 minutes…Scored a career-high nine goals with two assists…Notched two goals in six games with Chivas USA before being traded to the Revs on May 7...Missed nearly two months of action after sustaining a knee injury in a U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal against D.C. United in June…(5/18) at HOU: Made Revolution debut and scored late in a 2-0 road victory…(5/25) vs. TOR: Scored again in his second match with the Revs, playing 90 minutes in his home debut, a 2-0 win…(6/15) at VAN: Started and played 74 minutes, posting one goal…(8/17) vs. CHI: Scored in his return to action after missing time with a knee injury…(8/25) vs. PHI: Netted two goals, giving him goals in consecutive games for the second time in 2013…Marked first multi-goal performance since 2011…(10/27) at CLB: Scored his ninth and final goal of the year in the team’s season finale, the game-winner in a 1-0 win that clinched a playoff berth for New England…Postseason: (11/2) vs. SKC: Recorded an assist, setting up Kelyn Rowe’s game-winning goal in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series.
2012 (with New York Red Bulls and Chivas USA): Made a total of 24 appearances with the New York Red Bulls and Chivas USA…Played four times for New York before being traded on May 18…Played in 24 games with 17 starts, totaling three goals and three assists with New York…(5/26) vs. SEA: Scored first goal with Chivas USA in just his second game with the club, a 1-1 draw…(6/20) vs. MTL: Recorded first assist with his new club in a 2-1 home win…(8/25) vs. SEA: Scored against Seattle for the second time in 2012, converting the only penalty kick attempt of his MLS career in a 6-2 loss…(8/29) at NE: Tallied two assists, giving him multiple helpers for the first time in MLS play in a 3-3 draw against the Revs at Gillette Stadium…(10/28) at DAL: Played the full 90 minutes and tallied a goal in stoppage time, helping Chivas salvage a 2-2 draw in the season finale.
2011 (with New York Red Bulls): Appeared in 27 games with 12 starts, and posted six goals with two assists in 1,364 minutes of action…Named an MLS All-Star as a Commissioner’s Pick in his first full season as a pro, playing nine minutes against Manchester United in the All-Star Game in Houston…(3/19) vs. SEA: Earned the first start of his MLS career and posted one goal on two shots in a 1-0 victory…(4/21) at DC: Earned MLS Goal of the Week honors for his strike in a 4-0 win…Came on as a sub in the game and posted two shots despite playing only 15 minutes…(7/6) vs. TOR: Recorded first multi-goal game, both coming late in play, in a 5-0 win over the Reds…Played 34 minutes as a substitute in the victory…(7/20) at COL: Recorded the first assist of his MLS career, setting up a Thierry Henry goal…(7/23) vs. DAL: Started and posted one goal on three shots in 90 minutes of action…(9/10) vs. VAN: Subbed on in the second half and scored one goal, his fourth of the season as a substitute…(9/17) at DAL: Notched first ever game-winning assist…Postseason: (11/3) at LA: Subbed on and recorded one shot in 26 minutes of action.
2010 (with New York Red Bulls): Signed first professional contract on March 26, becoming the Red Bulls’ second Homegrown Player signing…Appeared in two regular season games as a rookie…Made first two MLS starts in postseason play…Made first professional starts in U.S. Open Cup play against Philadelphia and the Harrisburg City Islanders…(10/9) vs. RSL: Made MLS debut, playing only two minutes…(10/16) at PHI: Played 12 minutes and recorded first MLS shot...Postseason: (10/30) at SJ: Made first MLS start in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, playing all 90 minutes and recording two shots on goal…(11/4) vs. SJ: Started and played 84 minutes with one assist, setting up Juan Pablo Angel’s second-half goal against the Earthquakes.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Signed a pre-contract with Stoke City of the English Premier League on Aug. 9, 2013 and looked to join them after the completion of the 2013 MLS season, but was denied a UK work permit…Went on loan to FC Utrecht of the Dutch Eredivisie, scoring three times with two game-winners…Also accounted for three assists in 14 games…Denied a work permit again ahead of the start of the 2014-15 Premier League season, leading to the mutually agreed termination of his contract with the club.
NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): As of October 2017, has been capped 26 times with the United States Men’s National Team, scoring three goals and adding three assists…Also made appearances for the U.S. Under-17, Under-20, and Under-23 national teams, playing in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria…Made international debut on Nov. 17, 2010 in a friendly against South Africa, scoring the game-winning goal late in a 1-0 win…Became the then-youngest player (now second to Christian Pulisic) in U.S. Men’s National Team history to score a goal, doing so at 17 years old, just six days shy of his 18th birthday…Second goal came on March 26, 2011 in a 1-1 draw with Argentina in a friendly at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. …Called back to the squad after more than a year’s absence in 2015, scoring as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 win over Mexico on April 15…Returned to the national team for a friendly against New Zealand in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11, 2016, playing 12 minutes as a substitute…Began 2017 by participating in January camp under Head Coach Bruce Arena…Made a substitute appearance vs. Serbia on Jan. 29, and played the full 90 minutes against Jamaica on Feb. 3, 2017…Named to roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and helped USMNT win tournament…Appeared in all three matches of 2017 Gold Cup Group Stage, including one start in a 3-2 win against Martinique on July 13…Named to roster for final pair of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in October 2017, but did not appear in either match.
PERSONAL: Moved from Colombia to New Jersey at the age of seven…Attended St. Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J. for one year…Car, fashion, and music enthusiast…Named to El Mundo Boston's Latino 30 Under 30 list in 2017…Dedicated to supporting NEACOL, an organization that benefits Colombian children.