Leo González

Leo González
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Defender
  • Seattle Sounders FC
  • 6' 1"
  • 174 lbs.
  • 11-21-1980
  • San José, Costa Rica
  • Voted 2013 Sounders FC Defender of the Year
  • Capped 60 times and played in 2006 FIFA World Cup for Costa Rica
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: “Leo can play left back, play center back in a pinch, and he can also play wide and run the whole line for us. He is an attacking left fullback with good size and athleticism.”

MLS Experience

2013: Voted 2013 Sounders FC Defender of the Year by his teammates. Started all 27 of his appearances, matching career-highs set in 2010, and finished fourth on the club with 2,318 minutes. Team was 14-9-4 with a 1.00 goals against average with Gonzalez in the lineup, as opposed to 1-3-3 with a 2.14 GAA without. Recorded lone assist of season in 2-2 draw at PHI (5/4) when he found Mauro Rosales for his first goal of the season. Made a team-high 20 straight starts from April 13 to August 31. Tied-second on the team with 33 starts across all competitions and third among field players with 2,852 minutes.

2012: Appeared in 19 league games with 15 starts, helping a defense that ranked second in MLS with a 0.97 goals against average. Lone assist of 2012 came in the first game, a 2-1 win vs. Santos Laguna (3/7) in the CCL quarterfinals. Played in 597 straight minutes towards the end of the season from 8/25-10/7 before suffering a calf injury that kept him out the rest of the season. Made 26 appearances and 21 starts across all competitions.

2011: Made 14 appearances and started 12 games at left back. Recorded second career assist on his first corner kick of the season vs. NY (6/23). Played full 90 minutes in both MLS Cup Playoff games. Game-winning assist in CCL match vs. San Francisco FC (8/3). For the first time, he returned to Costa Rica to play against former team at CS Herediano (9/14). 25 appearances and 22 starts across all competitions.

2010: Started 27 games and played 90 minutes in 22, logging 2347 minutes. Scored first MLS goal, the game-winner, vs. NE (6/5). Also recorded first MLS assist vs. NE (6/5). Missed match at COL (7/25) due to yellow card accumulation and missed game vs. CHI (8/28) with red card suspension. Led team with 6 cautions.

2009: Joined Seattle following 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup and became fixture at left back. Started all 13 appearances, including both playoff legs vs. HOU (10/29, 11/8). Made debut vs. FC Barcelona in friendly (8/5). Played 81 minutes in first league appearance at RSL (8/8). Played full 90 minutes in U.S. Open Cup Final 2-1 win at DC (9/2).

Other Professional Experience

2009: Transferred in 2009 to Municipal Liberia and made four appearances en route to the first division title before signing with Seattle.

2000-09:  Started club career in 2000 for CS Herediano, making 154 appearances and scoring three goals over nine seasons.

Personal

Married to Alejandra Abarca Her­nandez. Has one son, Leandro. Son of Alicia Arce and Jose Gonzalez. Has two brothers, Alexander and Jose Andres. Received U.S. Green Card in March 2011.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2014 Seattle Sounders FC 4 2 0 201 0 1 1 3 1 0 0
2013 Seattle Sounders FC 27 27 0 2318 1 7 0 38 0 4 1
2012 Seattle Sounders FC 19 15 0 1377 0 2 0 24 0 3 0
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 14 12 0 1069 1 4 1 22 1 5 0
2010 Seattle Sounders FC 27 27 1 2347 1 5 2 40 0 6 1
2009 Seattle Sounders FC 11 11 0 979 0 0 0 9 3 1 0
Career Totals 102 94 1 8291 3 19 4 136 5 19 2

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 4 2 0 201 0 1 1 3 1 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 174 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 27 27 0 2318 1 7 0 38 0 4 1

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 19 15 0 1377 0 2 0 24 0 3 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 180 0 1 0 7 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 14 12 0 1069 1 4 1 22 1 5 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 180 0 2 0 5 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 27 27 1 2347 1 5 2 40 0 6 1

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 210 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 11 11 0 979 0 0 0 9 3 1 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, Apagado: 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

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
4/12/2014 SEA @ DAL W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
4/5/2014 SEA @ POR T 4-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA L 2-1 Subbed On 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2014 SEA @ MTL W 2-0 Subbed On 17 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 TOR @ SEA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2013 LA @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 SEA @ DAL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
10/13/2013 SEA @ POR L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/9/2013 VAN @ SEA L 4-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 SEA @ COL L 1-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 NY @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SEA @ LA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/7/2013 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
9/4/2013 CHV @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SEA @ CLB W 1-0 Started 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
8/25/2013 POR @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/17/2013 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0
8/10/2013 SEA @ TOR W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
8/3/2013 DAL @ SEA W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/28/2013 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
7/20/2013 COL @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/13/2013 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/6/2013 SEA @ VAN L 0-2 Started 79 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/3/2013 DC @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
6/8/2013 VAN @ SEA W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SEA @ CHV W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
5/26/2013 SEA @ LA L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/18/2013 DAL @ SEA W 2-4 Started 78 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
5/11/2013 SJ @ SEA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/8/2013 SEA @ KC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/4/2013 SEA @ PHI T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/20/2013 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
4/13/2013 NE @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 SEA @ SJ L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
3/16/2013 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/2/2013 MTL @ SEA L 1-0 Started 84 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/21/2012 DAL @ SEA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/17/2012 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2012 POR @ SEA W 0-3 Started 77 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2012 SEA @ VAN T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
9/22/2012 SJ @ SEA L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/15/2012 SEA @ POR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
9/8/2012 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/2/2012 SEA @ DAL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
8/25/2012 SEA @ CHV W 6-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/18/2012 VAN @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
8/11/2012 SEA @ SJ L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA W 0-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/28/2012 SEA @ COL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/15/2012 SEA @ NY T 2-2 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/7/2012 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 SEA @ RSL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
6/30/2012 SEA @ NE T 2-2 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
6/24/2012 SEA @ POR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 KC @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 SEA @ MTL L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 SEA @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 CLB @ SEA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 SEA @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 RSL @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/9/2012 SEA @ DAL W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 PHI @ SEA W 0-1 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/28/2012 SEA @ CHI W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/14/2012 COL @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4/7/2012 SEA @ DC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3/31/2012 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2012 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Subbed On 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 TOR @ SEA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/22/2011 SEA @ CHV W 3-1 Started 81 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
10/15/2011 SJ @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 SEA @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SEA @ VAN W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 DC @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 RSL @ SEA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA W 2-6 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SEA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/13/2011 CHV @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 NE @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA W 2-4 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0
6/18/2011 SEA @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 VAN @ SEA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 SEA @ RSL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 DAL @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
5/4/2011 SEA @ DC L 1-2 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 TOR @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 66 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU L 1-2 Started 71 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/2/2010 TOR @ SEA W 2-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/25/2010 SEA @ CHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/9/2010 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
9/4/2010 SEA @ NE L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/28/2010 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2010 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
7/11/2010 DAL @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
6/27/2010 SEA @ PHI L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/10/2010 DC @ SEA L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 NE @ SEA W 0-3 Started 89 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Started 76 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA L 4-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
5/1/2010 CLB @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0
4/25/2010 SEA @ TOR L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2010 SEA @ DAL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/10/2010 SEA @ RSL T 2-2 Started 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA L 1-0 Started 83 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
3/25/2010 PHI @ SEA W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 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, Apagado: 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