Danny Cruz

Danny Cruz
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Midfielder
  • Philadelphia Union
  • 5' 8"
  • 170 lbs.
  • 01-03-1990
  • Petersburg, VA

Danny Cruz was acquired from D.C. United in exchange for forward Lionard Pajoy on August 16, 2012.

2013: Played and started in 32 games, logging 2190 minutes. He scored three goals and assisted two. On May 4, 2013, Cruz scored the only two goals for the Union side to keep the game tied 2-2. His one assist on April 21, 2013 contributed to a 3-2 win against D.C. United.

2012: In January 2012, Cruz was traded from Houston to D.C. United in exchange for allocation money.  He started in 12 of 16 games for United, notching one goal and three assists. Cruz was acquired by the Union in exchange for forward Lionard Pajoy on August 16th. Since joining the Union, Cruz played and started 12 games.  He scored his only goal with the Union on September 29 in a 2-3 loss to the Columbus Crew.  During the off season he served as the Grand Marshal of the Deltona Holiday Parade.

2011: He enjoyed his best season during the 2011 campaign, scoring a stunning goal at the end of the season against the Portland Timbers to help Houston earn a playoff berth.  He played 20 games starting in 13 and totaling 1152 minutes.  He also started all four of the Dynamo’s four MLS Cup playoff matches, helping the team to the MLS Cup final before falling to the LA Galaxy 1-0.  He finished the season with 2 goals and 3 assists.

2010: Made huge leap forward in second season and played in 25 of 30 games, including 14 starts, notching two goals and two assists ... Received two yellow cards in just 12 minutes and was ejected on 4/24 at CHI ... After playing 54 minutes in his first four appearances, impressed in role as second-half substitute of 3-1 loss at RSL on 5/13 ... Made first career MLS start in next game vs. DC on 5/22 and brought immediate energy, scoring first career goal in just nine minutes with right-footed shot that went in off post ... Assisted on second goal to earn Man of the Match honors ... Continued as a starter ever since and was fouled 19 times in next seven games ... Fouls led directly to pair of free-kick goals in 3-2 loss vs. PHI on 5/29 ... Scored opening goal with low, left-footed drive from distance in 2-2 tie vs. COL on 6/26 ... Served corner kick to Brian Ching for go-ahead goal in 1-1 tie at TFC on 7/1 ... Open Cup: Appeared as a substitute vs. Miami on 6/29 and vs. CHV on 7/6 as Dynamo reached quarterfinals ... SuperLiga: Appeared in all three group matches, making two starts ... Already set to be suspended after picking up his second yellow card of the group stage in 1-0 win vs. Puebla on 7/21, Cruz assured himself of suspension with a second yellow card just three minutes later, his second red card of the year.

2009: Appeared in six MLS games, all as a substitute, in rookie season … Made professional debut as late substitute in 3-2 loss at SJ on 3/28 … Appeared as a sub in four consecutive games on 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, and 7/25 … 08-09 Champions League: Did not appear … Open Cup: Returned from international duty in Egypt in time to make first professional start in 2-0 win at Austin on 7/1 … Started and played 81 minutes in 4-0 quarterfinal win at Charleston on 7/7 … Started and played all 120 minutes in 2-1 overtime semifinal loss at SEA on 7/21 … 09-10 Champions League: Appeared as a substitute in 1-0 win vs. Isidro Metapán on 8/19 … Started and played 72 minutes in 1-1 tie at Árabe Unido on 8/26.

2008: Named All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team after scoring five goals. After his sophomore season he entered the MLS’ SuperDraft.

2007: Cruz was a member of the United States U-17 National Team, which was led by Union Team Manager John Hackworth and also included current Union players Amobi Okugo, Zac MacMath and Sheanon Williams. He attended UNLV and became the school’s first player to earn MPSF Newcomer of the Year honors.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Philadelphia Union 13 9 2 711 1 19 8 13 1 0 0
2013 Philadelphia Union 32 32 3 2190 2 56 19 31 3 5 0
2012 Philadelphia Union 12 12 1 899 1 23 6 10 2 0 0
2012 D.C. United 16 12 1 969 3 16 4 20 2 2 0
2011 Houston Dynamo 20 13 2 1152 3 25 8 19 1 5 0
2010 Houston Dynamo 25 14 2 1362 2 26 9 18 4 3 1
2009 Houston Dynamo 6 0 0 107 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
Career Totals 124 92 11 7390 12 169 56 113 13 15 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 13 9 2 711 1 19 8 13 1 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 32 32 3 2190 2 56 19 31 3 5 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 12 12 1 899 1 23 6 10 2 0 0
MLS Regular Season D.C. United 16 12 1 969 3 16 4 20 2 2 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 4 4 0 290 0 3 1 4 1 1 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 20 13 2 1152 3 25 8 19 1 5 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 25 14 2 1362 2 26 9 18 4 3 1

2009 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 6 0 0 107 0 4 2 2 0 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
7/12/2014 COL @ PHI T 3-3 Started 69 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
7/4/2014 PHI @ DAL L 1-2 Started 62 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
6/28/2014 PHI @ NE W 3-1 Started 79 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 0
6/7/2014 VAN @ PHI T 3-3 Started 66 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 0
5/31/2014 PHI @ CHV W 3-0 Started 86 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
5/25/2014 PHI @ LA L 1-4 Started 61 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/17/2014 NE @ PHI L 5-3 Started 61 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
5/14/2014 PHI @ KC W 2-1 Started 83 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0
5/10/2014 DC @ PHI L 1-0 Subbed On 45 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
5/3/2014 PHI @ SEA L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/26/2014 PHI @ MTL L 0-1 Started 66 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
4/19/2014 HOU @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2014 PHI @ NY L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 RSL @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 PHI @ CHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 MTL @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB L 1-2 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 NE @ PHI W 0-1 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 PHI @ POR T 1-1 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/26/2013 KC @ PHI L 2-1 Started 70 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
10/19/2013 PHI @ MTL L 1-2 Started 76 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
10/12/2013 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10/5/2013 TOR @ PHI W 0-1 Started 79 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 0
9/27/2013 PHI @ KC W 1-0 Started 58 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
9/14/2013 HOU @ PHI L 1-0 Started 61 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
9/8/2013 PHI @ SJ L 0-1 Started 60 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
8/31/2013 MTL @ PHI T 0-0 Started 73 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
8/25/2013 PHI @ NE L 1-5 Started 76 1 0 6 2 1 2 0 0
8/17/2013 PHI @ NY T 0-0 Started 71 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
8/10/2013 DC @ PHI W 0-2 Started 69 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
8/3/2013 CHI @ PHI L 2-1 Started 83 0 0 3 2 1 3 0 0
7/27/2013 PHI @ VAN W 1-0 Started 67 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0
7/20/2013 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Started 79 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0
7/12/2013 CHV @ PHI W 1-3 Started 78 0 0 5 1 1 2 0 0
7/6/2013 PHI @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 PHI @ RSL T 2-2 Started 65 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0
6/29/2013 DAL @ PHI T 2-2 Started 69 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
6/23/2013 NY @ PHI W 0-3 Started 36 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
6/5/2013 CLB @ PHI W 0-3 Started 82 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 PHI @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0
5/25/2013 PHI @ MTL L 3-5 Started 60 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/18/2013 CHI @ PHI W 0-1 Started 64 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0
5/15/2013 LA @ PHI L 4-1 Started 64 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0
5/11/2013 PHI @ CHI W 1-0 Started 56 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/4/2013 SEA @ PHI T 2-2 Started 72 2 0 4 3 1 0 0 0
4/27/2013 PHI @ NE L 0-2 Started 65 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
4/21/2013 PHI @ DC W 3-2 Started 87 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
4/13/2013 TOR @ PHI T 1-1 Started 65 0 0 2 1 2 2 1 0
4/6/2013 PHI @ CLB T 1-1 Started 66 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
3/30/2013 PHI @ NY L 1-2 Started 61 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
3/16/2013 NE @ PHI W 0-1 Started 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2013 PHI @ COL W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
3/2/2013 KC @ PHI L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/27/2012 NY @ PHI L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0
10/24/2012 PHI @ KC L 1-2 Started 73 0 0 2 1 3 3 0 0
10/20/2012 PHI @ HOU L 1-3 Started 78 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/6/2012 NE @ PHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2012 PHI @ CHI W 3-1 Started 44 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/29/2012 PHI @ CLB L 2-3 Started 81 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
9/23/2012 HOU @ PHI W 1-3 Started 81 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0
9/20/2012 DC @ PHI L 1-0 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9/15/2012 PHI @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
9/1/2012 PHI @ NE T 0-0 Started 83 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0
8/29/2012 CLB @ PHI L 2-1 Started 61 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
8/24/2012 RSL @ PHI T 0-0 Started 71 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 0
8/19/2012 PHI @ DC T 1-1 Started 57 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
8/11/2012 DC @ KC L 1-2 Subbed On 10 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/4/2012 CLB @ DC W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 DC @ CLB L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2012 DC @ HOU L 0-4 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0
6/30/2012 MTL @ DC W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/24/2012 DC @ NY L 2-3 Started 59 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/16/2012 DC @ PHI W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 NE @ DC W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 TOR @ DC W 1-3 Started 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/16/2012 COL @ DC W 0-2 Subbed On 31 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/12/2012 DC @ HOU L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
5/5/2012 DC @ TOR W 2-0 Started 90 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0
5/2/2012 DC @ SJ L 3-5 Started 69 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0
4/28/2012 HOU @ DC W 2-3 Started 65 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0
4/22/2012 NY @ DC W 1-4 Started 90 0 0 3 0 4 1 0 0
4/18/2012 MTL @ DC T 1-1 Subbed On 18 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
4/14/2012 DC @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
4/7/2012 SEA @ DC T 0-0 Started 59 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/30/2012 DAL @ DC W 1-4 Started 76 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 0
3/24/2012 DC @ VAN T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 KC @ DC L 1-0 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU W 1-3 Started 81 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
10/14/2011 HOU @ POR W 2-0 Started 90 1 0 2 1 3 0 1 0
10/1/2011 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 HOU @ DAL W 1-0 Started 58 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
9/17/2011 SJ @ HOU W 1-2 Subbed On 31 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Subbed On 13 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 HOU @ VAN L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 RSL @ HOU W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2011 HOU @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2011 POR @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 HOU @ CHV L 0-3 Started 67 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Started 79 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
7/9/2011 TOR @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 1 0 3 1 2 3 1 0
7/3/2011 HOU @ COL T 0-0 Started 67 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
6/25/2011 HOU @ DC T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 3 2 1 3 1 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU L 2-0 Subbed On 28 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/11/2011 CHV @ HOU W 1-2 Subbed On 34 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
6/4/2011 HOU @ SJ L 0-2 Started 71 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
5/28/2011 DAL @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 HOU @ RSL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 HOU @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2011 COL @ HOU L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/29/2011 DC @ HOU W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 NE @ HOU W 0-1 Started 75 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
4/10/2011 VAN @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 1 5 0 0 2 0 0
4/2/2011 HOU @ NY T 1-1 Started 82 0 0 1 1 4 2 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Subbed On 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 PHI @ HOU L 1-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU W 1-2 Subbed On 9 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
10/16/2010 HOU @ SJ W 1-0 Started 77 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/10/2010 NE @ HOU L 2-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/2/2010 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/25/2010 HOU @ DC W 3-1 Subbed On 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/22/2010 HOU @ KC L 3-4 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/18/2010 TOR @ HOU L 2-1 Started 73 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0
9/5/2010 SJ @ HOU L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 HOU @ COL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0
8/21/2010 CHI @ HOU W 3-4 Started 80 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
8/14/2010 HOU @ NE L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Started 76 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
7/31/2010 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0
7/24/2010 HOU @ CLB L 0-3 Subbed On 33 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/10/2010 CLB @ HOU T 0-0 Started 63 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
7/1/2010 HOU @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 3 1 1 2 0 0
6/26/2010 COL @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 1 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
6/5/2010 HOU @ LA L 1-4 Started 60 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/2/2010 HOU @ NY L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0
5/29/2010 PHI @ HOU L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0
5/22/2010 DC @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 1 1 3 2 0 2 0 0
5/13/2010 HOU @ RSL L 1-3 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
5/8/2010 HOU @ CHV W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2010 DAL @ HOU L 1-0 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/1/2010 KC @ HOU W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/24/2010 HOU @ CHI L 0-2 Subbed On 12 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1
4/17/2010 CHV @ HOU W 0-3 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/10/2010 LA @ HOU L 2-0 Subbed On 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/1/2010 RSL @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/27/2010 HOU @ DAL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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