Erik Hurtado

Erik Hurtado
Erik Hurtado
Erik Hurtado
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Real Name: Erik Hurtado
HT: 5' 10" WT: 175
Age: 25 (11/15/1990)
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon

A swift attacking player, Hurtado joined Whitecaps FC on January 17, 2013 after being selected fifth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. Prior to joining Whitecaps FC, Hurtado played college soccer with Santa Clara University and played for USL PDL side Portland Timbers U-23.
2013: Hurtado started four of his 15 appearances in his rookie season, registering two assists in 489 minutes of play for the season. The rookie made his MLS debut as a second-half substitute in Vancouver's season opener, replacing Daigo Kobayashi in the 76th minute of a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC. In his first road match against Houston Dynamo on March 23, Hurtado earned his first career assist, setting up Darren Mattocks for the 'Caps lone goal in a 2-1 defeat. The speedy American earned his first start on April 6 in a 1-1 draw on the road against San Jose Earthquakes. One of his shining moments in 2013 came in stoppage time of the second half against Chivas USA on September 1, earning an assist when he headed the ball across goal to Tommy Heinemann, who tied things up 2-2 in stoppage time.

2013: In Reserves play, Hurtado has found the back of the net twice thus far: first on March 16, in a 3-0 victory  over the University of Victoria and again on April 14 versus Real Salt Lake Reserves.
2012: Hurtado played his second season with Portland Timbers U-23 in 2012. The attacking player started eight of his 10 regular season appearances, scoring six goals and recording one assist.2011: In his debut season with Portland Timbers U-23, Hurtado appeared in eight matches and netted eight goals.
2012: In his fourth season with the Broncos, Hurtado started all 19 matches he appeared in and scored 15 goals. He was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year as a result of his efforts. 2011: Hurtado had a successful third season with the Broncos in 2011. He started all 20 matches he appeared in, while registering six goals and seven assists. He was also named to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I NSCAA All Far-West Region Second Team. 2010: In his sophomore season, Hurtado registered five goals and four assists in 18 matches. As a result, he was named to the All-WCC First Team. 2009: In his debut season with the Broncos, Hurtado scored seven goals in 19 matches and was named to the All-WCC Second Team.
Hurtado has been a member of the United States U-18 men’s national team and played in a pair of friendlies with the squad in South America.
A 2009 graduate of Westview High School in Beaverton, Oregon, Hurtado led the Wildcats to two straight league championships in 2007 and 2008 and the state finalis in 2008. For his efforts, he was named Oregon Class 6A and Metro League Player of the Year and  first-team all-state in 2007 and 2008, as well as a first-team All-American in 2008 by ESPN RISE. On the club side, Hurtado played with the Westside Metros, winning the 2007 and 2008 State Championships and were Regional finalists in 2007 and Regional semi-finalists in 2008. Hurtado was the team's leading goalscorer in both seasons.
Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia to parents Geovanni and Nicole Hurtado. Hurtado has two younger siblings, Kohl and Morgan. In his collegiate studies, the former Santa Clara Broncos player majored in Philosophy.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Vancouver Whitecaps FC9101820623100
2014Vancouver Whitecaps FC30195180535522311910
2013Vancouver Whitecaps FC1540489213313500
Career Totals-54245247657427472510
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