Updated June 13, 2019
AT A GLANCE:
MLS CAREER (2019): Acquired on loan from Colombian side Independiente Medellín for the 2019 season with a permanent transfer option on Dec. 20, 2018...Joined the club ahead of preseason training…Career regular season totals include 12 appearances, five starts, three goals, and one assist in 465 minutes of action… Missed first two games of 2019 season with hamstring injury…Started and played 105 minutes in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round win at New York on June 11…(3/17) at TOR: Made MLS debut as a second-half substitute, playing six minutes...(3/24) vs. CIN: Came off bench for 25 minutes in 2-0 home loss to FC Cincinnati…(4/6) at CLB: Made first MLS start after returning to full fitness following hamstring injury…Played 69 minutes…(4/20) vs. NY: Entered game as substitute in 60th minute and provided game-winning assist on Cristian Penilla’s goal…(4/27) at SKC: Started, played 65 minutes, and scored two goals for his first career MLS tallies and brace…Scored both of his goals in the first half…(5/4) at PHI: Scored third goal in two-game span, finishing off a well-weighted through ball from Edgar Castillo…Played 90 minutes.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Registered 89 goals in nearly 300 appearances across all competitions in nine-year professional career, spanning top divisions of Colombia and Argentina, before joining MLS in December 2018….In domestic league play, totaled 247 appearances, 18,074 minutes played, and 79 goals with six different clubs…Began professional career in 2010 with Primera A side Cortuluá, where he scored a goal in eight appearances…In 2011, transferred to Primera A club Deportes Quindío, tallying 19 strikes in the 2011 and 2012 seasons and playing over3,000 minutes…Transferred to Argentine top-flight’s Club Atlético Independiente in 2013, making 14 appearances and scoring two goals…Sent on loan to Colombia’s Independiente de Santa Fe later in 2013, scoring one goal in 12 appearances…Loaned to Colombian Primera A side Atlético Huila ahead of 2014 campaign where he would score 14 goals in 21 starts with the club…Transferred to Colombian top-flight club Independiente Medellín in 2015, scoring a career-high 17 goals in 43 appearances and recording over 3,500 minutes of play, leading the club to an Apertura final appearance…Scored nine goals in 38 appearances with the team during the 2016 season, helping the club hoist the 2016 Apertura title…Scored five goals in 1,925 minutes of play during the 2017 campaign in Medellín, assisting the team to a second place finish in the Copa Colombia…Totaled 11 goals in 2,971 minutes of play during the 2018 Primera A season, additionally making two appearances and scoring a goal in Copa Sudamericana play.
PERSONAL: Full name is Juan Fernando Caicedo Benitez...Native Spanish speaker.