Previous Club: Liga de Quito (Ecuador)
Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
Full name is Diego Armando Calderón Espinoza
Acquired: Signed by the Rapids as an International Player on January 3, 2013
Has made five appearances for Ecuador in friendly matches, and was part of Ecuador’s squad at the 2011 Copa America.
Has been in the gameday squad for each of the team’s nine World Cup Qualifying matches.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Joined Liga de Quito in 2003 and made his first team debut in the top division of Ecuador in 2005 at 18 years old as the club won the 2005 Apertura championship.
Spent a season in 2006 on loan at Deportivo Azogues, making 11 appearances and helping the team gain promotion to the Ecuador Serie A.
After returning to Quito, he became a regular in the lineup, making over 200 appearances with the club (scoring four goals) and winning the league championship in 2007 and 2010, the 2008 Copa Libertadores, the 2009 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2009 and 2010 Recoba Sudamericana.