Nicolás Mezquida

Nicolás Mezquida
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Midfielder
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • 5' 6"
  • 150 lbs.
  • 01-21-1992
  • Paysandú, Uruguay
A nimble attacking midfielder, Nicolás Mezquida arrived in Vancouver after having last played with Uruguayan Primera División side Centro Atlético Fénix. The 5-foot-6, 150-pound midfielder/striker from Paysandú, Uruguay, joined Whitecaps FC in Major League Soccer after a transfer from Uruguayan club Boston River prior to the 2014 season.
 
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
2014: In his inaugural MLS campaign, Mezquida finished with four starts in 14 appearances, scoring two goals in the process. The attacking talent also started both Amway Canadian Championship matches against Toronto FC. The Uruguayan talent made his MLS debut with Whitecaps FC on March 8 at BC Place, coming on as a substitute after 73 minutes in the 4-1 victory over New York Red Bulls.
 
URUGUAY
2013-14: Before signing with Whitecaps FC, the midfielder played on loan at Rampla Juniors and started eight of his 10 appearances, recording two goals. 2012-13: In his second year with Centro Atlético Fénix, Mezquida made six appearances with five starts and recorded one goal. He would be loaned out to Rampla Juniors in the same season, where he started eight of his 12 appearances and scored four goals. 2011-12: The attacking midfielder returned to play in the Uruguayan Primera División with Centro Atlético Fénix where he made eight appearances with four starts. 2008-12: Mezquida began his professional career with Club Atlético Peñarol after graduating from the youth academy, making a total of three appearances while scoring one goal before being loaned out to Norwegian club SK Brann.
 
NORWAY
2011: On loan from Peñarol, Mezquida made three appearances with SK Brann in the Tippeligaen, the top professional league in Norway. After returning to Uruguay, he was later loaned out to Lillestrøm SK, where he made one appearance.
 
INTERNATIONAL
At the international level, Mezquida made three appearances in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, recording one goal for his country. The Uruguayan also played 12 matches with the U-15 national team, scoring 10 goals in the process.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2015 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7 5 1 392 0 11 5 14 2 1 0
2014 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 14 4 2 418 0 11 5 11 1 0 0
Career Totals 21 9 3 810 0 22 10 25 3 1 0

2015 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Vancouver Whitecaps FC 7 5 1 392 0 11 5 14 2 1 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Vancouver Whitecaps FC 14 4 2 418 0 11 5 11 1 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
5/16/2015 SEA @ VAN L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/9/2015 PHI @ VAN W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2015 VAN @ POR T 0-0 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/25/2015 DC @ VAN L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/18/2015 VAN @ RSL W 1-0 Started 71 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 0
4/11/2015 VAN @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/8/2015 CLB @ VAN T 2-2 Started 57 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0
4/4/2015 LA @ VAN W 0-2 Started 82 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
3/28/2015 POR @ VAN W 1-2 Started 58 1 0 3 1 4 0 0 0
3/21/2015 VAN @ ORL W 1-0 Started 66 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
3/14/2015 VAN @ CHI W 1-0 Subbed On 46 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0
3/7/2015 TOR @ VAN L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/25/2014 COL @ VAN W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2014 VAN @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/10/2014 VAN @ SEA W 1-0 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/4/2014 DAL @ VAN W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/27/2014 RSL @ VAN W 1-2 Subbed On 26 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
9/20/2014 VAN @ POR L 0-3 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/13/2014 VAN @ DAL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2014 SJ @ VAN W 0-2 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2014 DC @ VAN T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2014 POR @ VAN L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/23/2014 VAN @ LA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 0-0 Started 68 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
8/10/2014 KC @ VAN W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2014 VAN @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2014 DAL @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 VAN @ RSL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
7/16/2014 VAN @ TOR T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CHV @ VAN L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/5/2014 SEA @ VAN W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/28/2014 VAN @ COL L 0-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2014 MTL @ VAN T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/7/2014 VAN @ PHI T 3-3 Started 66 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6/1/2014 VAN @ POR W 4-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/3/2014 SJ @ VAN W 2-3 Subbed On 21 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
4/26/2014 VAN @ RSL T 2-2 Subbed On 23 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 VAN @ LA L 0-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 COL @ VAN L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 HOU @ VAN W 1-2 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3/22/2014 VAN @ NE T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/16/2014 VAN @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 NY @ VAN W 1-4 Subbed On 17 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves