Jorge Claros

Jorge Claros
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Midfielder
  • 5' 9"
  • 155 lbs.
  • 01-08-1986
  • Choloma, Honduras

 HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by Sporting Kansas City on a free transfer on July 16, 2014.

A 2014 FIFA World Cup participant with Honduras, Claros was acquired on July 16 from Motagua of the Honduran Liga Nacional. He won two domestic championships and one international title with the club and has nine years of experience at the national team level.

2014: MLS: Played in seven matches with four starts. Made his MLS and competitive club debut on Aug. 1, playing 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw against Philadelphia. MLS Playoffs: Played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss at New York in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round (Oct. 30). CCL: Started three of four total appearances (300 minutes) in the 2014-15 group stage. Open Cup: Did not feature. Friendly: Played 45 minutes in a 4-1 Champions Shield defeat to Manchester City on July 23 at Sporting Park, his first appearance in a Sporting KC jersey.

PROFESSIONAL: Claros began his professional career at Honduran club Vida in 2004 and signed for Motagua a year later. The defensive midfielder helped the team win Liga Nacional titles during the 2007-08 Apertura and 2010-11 Clausura, as well as the 2007 Copa Interclubes UNCAF, an international competition featuring the top teams in Central America. He joined Scottish side Hibernian on loan in January 2012 and played 53 matches for club in all competitions with 48 starts, including the 2012 and 2013 Scottish Cup Finals. He returned to CD Motagua in May 2013.

2013-14: Returned to Motagua and made 24 appearances, including 18 starts, during the 2013 Apertura and 2014 Clausura campaigns.

2012-13: Played 40 matches and contributed two assists for Hibernian in all competitions. Started the Scottish Cup Final in a 3-0 defeat to Celtic.

2012: Joined Hibernian on loan in January and made 13 appearances in all competitions. Started the Scottish Cup Final in a 5-1 defeat to Heart of Midlothian.

2005-2011: Spent six years with Motagua as the club won the 2007 Interclubes UNCAF as well as the 2007-08 Apertura and 2010-11 Clausura in the Honduran Liga Nacional.

2004: Made his professional debut for Honduran club Vida.

INTERNATIONAL: Claros was a member of the Honduras Men's National Team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He was a second half substitute in the nation's first group stage match against France and played the full 90 minutes in the following two games against Ecuador and Switzerland.

He has earned 55 caps and scored three goals for Honduras since his senior team debut in 2006. He most recently appeared in a 2-0 friendly defeat to Mexico on Oct. 9 and a 1-1 friendly draw against the United States on Oct. 14, 2014. Claros saw action at the 2007 and 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cups, the 2007 and 2011 editions of the Copa Centroamericana, and played in three matches at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. He also represented his country at the 2005 Youth World Cup in the Netherlands.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Sporting Kansas City 7 4 0 419 0 1 0 7 0 1 0
Career Totals 7 4 0 419 0 1 0 7 0 1 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Sporting Kansas City 7 4 0 419 0 1 0 7 0 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, 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
10/26/2014 NY @ KC L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/18/2014 KC @ PHI L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/10/2014 CHI @ KC W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/3/2014 KC @ DC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/26/2014 NE @ KC L 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
9/12/2014 KC @ CHV W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/6/2014 KC @ NY L 1-2 Subbed On 20 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
9/3/2014 KC @ NE L 1-3 Started 88 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
8/29/2014 HOU @ KC L 3-1 Subbed On 24 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/23/2014 DC @ KC L 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 TOR @ KC W 1-4 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/10/2014 KC @ VAN L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/1/2014 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/26/2014 KC @ TOR W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 LA @ KC W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB W 2-1 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