Luis Gil

Luis Gil
Luis Gil
Luis Gil
Real Name: Luis Gil
HT: 5' 10" WT: 155
Age: 23 (11/14/1993)
Birthplace: Garden Grove, CA
Hometown: Garden Grove, CA


RSL: Via trade on 2/23/10 from Kansas City Wizards in exchange for 2011 MLS SuperDraft selection, an International Player roster slot, and future transfer fee considerations

Professional Career

2014: Gil finished the year with two goals and two assists in 26 appearances in his fifth season with RSL. He had two lengthy stretches in a starting role, starting the first five matches of the season and then six in a row in June and July. He is now at 10 goals and eight assists in 110 career MLS appearances.

2013: Played in 30 games – 24 of which were starts – recording a total of 2060 minutes in the regular season … Scored five goals and registered three assists for the Claret-and-Cobalt … Finished the regular season with 15 shots – the fifth-highest for RSL in 2013 … Set career highs in games played (30), games started (24), minutes played (2060) and goals scored (five) … Recorded an assist on the game-tying goal in RSL’s 1-1 draw with Colorado Rapids on March 16 … Scored the game-winning goal – his first goal of 2013 – in a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC on March 30 … Scored in a 2-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 4 … Scored RSL’s first goal as a sub in a 2-2 draw with Philadelphia Union on July 3 … Provided an assist in RSL’s historic road win against FC Dallas on July 13 … Recorded an assist in a 2-2 draw with Colorado Rapids on Aug. 3 … Notched a goal in RSL’s 4-0 rout of Columbus Crew on Aug. 24 … Scored the first goal in a 4-2 win over Portland Timbers on Aug. 30 … Earned MLS Goal of the Week for his header against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 4

2012: Saw his playing time continue to grow, setting career highs in minutes played with 1,610, games played with 29 and games started with 19 … Scored one goal in league play, finding the back of the net in RSL’s 2-0 win over New York on March 17 at Rio Tinto Stadium … Registered a career high three assists in league play, tallying helpers on April 7 against Colorado, May 12 at Seattle and July 7 against Portland, all RSL victories … Played at both the top and the side of the diamond in Jason Kreis’s midfield, proving to be more than capable at both positions … Started RSL’s first seven games and eight of the team’s first nine … Started the final four games of the regular season … Appeared in one of RSL’s two playoff games, coming on in the 85th minute of the second leg of the Claret-and-Cobalt’s Western Conference Semifinal series loss to Seattle Sounders FC

2011: Became a regular contributor during second professional season, starting 14 of his 25 regular season appearances and scoring twice … Early-season experience gained in MLS Reserve League (6GP/5GS, 434 mins.) and U.S. Open Cup play (90 min. on 6/28 v. Wilmington) helped the 17-year-old gain more match experience in the RSL system , readying him for the major minutes soon to come … While mostly manned the top point of RSL’s midfield diamond, the versatile Gil also spent some time on the outside of the diamond and at forward … Made official MLS debut on 3/26 v. LA, playing the final 13 minutes in helping RSL close out a dominant 4-1 victory in Sandy … First start in League play came on 6/11 @ PHI, playing 83 min. in a 1-1 draw at PPL Park … Scored first goal on 8/06 v. NY, his low laser from 25 yards out beating Frank Rost in the 44th minute and counting as the middle tally in a 3-0 win … Starting nod against the Red Bulls was first of seven straight appearances in Jason Kreis’ starting XI … Tallied again two weeks later on 8/20 @ HOU, his header off Espindola’s cross at the hour mark giving RSL its second lead in a match it would eventually drop 2-3 … Appeared in all three of RSL’s playoff contests off the bench, totaling 22 minutes of action … Postseason debut came on 10/29 v. SEA, playing the final 6 min. in a massive 3-0 win in Leg 1 of the Western Conf. Semifinal Series.

2010: Did not play in regular season action, but logged 75 combined first-team minutes in one appearance each in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League play … Acquired via trade from KC on 02/23/10 in exchange for a 2011 conditional SuperDraft pick, an international player slot (one season) and future transfer fee considerations … Made 18-man gameday roster for first time for RSL’s Open Cup qualifier on 4/14 @ SJ, but did not see any action …Left RSL camp to train with U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team at The Home Depot Center from April 25-May 2 … Started and played 62 minutes, his first in an RSL uniform, in RSL’s 1-1 friendly draw with the Mexican U-21 Nat’l Team on 5/15 … Joined the U.S. U-18s for the Lisbon International Tournament from May 21-31 … Met his RSL teammates in the Nation’s Capital just in time to make his official first-team debut in Open Cup qualifying play on 6/02 @ DC, logging the two added extra time periods in the 1-2 OT defeat … Played final 24 minutes in RSL’s 2-0 exhibition win over Puntarenas F.C. (Costa Rica) on June 19 … Would spend three months with AC St. Louis (USSF Div. II) on loan in July/Aug/Sept, during which he scored once across nine appearances (five starts) and totaled 445 minutes of action … Made his St. Louis debut on 8/14 v. Portland, playing final 14 minutes off the bench in a 0-1 defeat … Made his first professional goal on 9/18 v. Austin count, his 93rdminute strike counting as the game-winner in a 2-1 triumph … Returned to Wasatch Front following USSF D-2 season in early October … Started and played first 45 minutes of RSL’s 3-1 home win over Cruz Azul on 10/19, helping the Utah side become the first MLS team to win a CCL Group Stage in nine such tries.

International Career

U.S. Senior MNT: One of three RSL players to participate in the USMNT’s January 2014 camp, training under U.S. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann for three-and-a-half weeks in Carson, Calif. and Sao Paulo, Brazil … Earned his first cap on Feb. 1, 2014, coming on in the 75th minute of the U.S.’s 2-0 friendly win over Korea Republic at StubHub Center

U.S. Youth National Teams: Has represented the United States on over 40 occasions...U.S. Under-23s: Participated in U-23 identification training camp based in Germany in Nov. 2011 … Appeared in one contest during the trip, captaining a side consisting of the younger members of the camp to a 3-3 draw with Azerbaijan...U.S. Under-20’s: Started all three of the U.S.’s matches at the 2013 U-20 World Cup in Turkey … Was widely considered the U.S.’s best player at the tournament, and scored a cracking goal in the Stars-and-Stripes’ 4-1 loss to Spain in the group stage opener … Helped the U.S. qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, scoring two goals (1 G v. Haiti, 1 G v. Canada) and adding an assist in three games at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico … Called into two separate training camps ahead of the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in the winter of 2012-13, training with the U-20’s for a week in South Florida in December and a week in Puebla, Mexico in January … Called in for the Marbella Cup in Spain in October 2012, playing one game before leaving the tournament early to re-join RSL for its playoff push … Entered U-20 player pool as part of 36-player camp in mid-December 2009 … Expected to play a big role on Tab Ramos’ U-20 team that will attempt to qualify for this summer’s FIFA U-20 World Cup at the CONCACAF U-20 Championships in Puebla, Mexico in February … Made U-20 debut with 90-minute effort in opening game of Copa Chivas tournament in Guadalajara v. Pachuca on 1/22/10, scoring the USA’s lone goal in the 1-3 defeat … Also made appearances on 1/23 v. Brazil (1-1 T), 1/24 v. Tigres (0-1 L), and 1/26 v. Atlas (1-1 T) … Played in two contests during May 2011 training trip to France, scoring once in a 3-3 draw against their French counterparts in exhibition play … U.S. Under 18’s:: In February 2011, jumped from RSL’s preseason camp to the U.S. U-18 camp, both based in Phoenix, the U-18 portion from Feb. 12-20 … Played in first two of USA’s three contests at the prestigious 2011 Northern Ireland Milk Cup in July 2011 … Assisted on second goal in USA’s 2-0 win over Israel in the Milk Cup opener on 7/25/11 and followed that up with a 90-minute performance two days later in a 1-1 draw against Mexico … Spent portions of 2010 juggling schedule between club and country, first joining the U-18’s for a camp under head coach Mike Matkovich at The Home Deport Center from 4/25 – 5/02 … Few weeks later, joined the U-18s for the Lisbon International Tournament in Portugal from May 21-31 … Captained the U.S. U-18’s during the tournament in a 0-1 L v. Norway on 5/27 … After entering at half, helped set up game’s lone goal in the USA’s 1-0 win on 5/28 v. Romania (Victor Chavez, 74’) …U.S. Under 17’s: Made 32 appearances (5 goals) for the U.S. U-17s after joining the Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. for the Spring 2008 semester … Made 18 appearances in 2009, scoring 4G & 4A en route to being named U.S. Soccer’s Young Male Athlete of the Year … Registered one assist while serving in the playmaking role in each of the USA’s four contests in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Nigeria … Was the youngest member of the United States squad at the tournament … Assisted on Nick Palodichuk's goal in the Round of 16 match against Italy on 11/04/09, a 1-2 L that bounced the USA from the competition … His four goals were second best on the team in 2009 … Went the full 90 minutes in Group Stage matches on 10/26/09 v. Spain (1-2 L), 10/29/09 v. Malawi (1-0 W), and 11/01/09 v. United Arab Emirates (1-0 W) … Performance in Nigeria garnered attention from such European giants as Arsenal and Real Madrid.

High School/Club

Grew up in Garden Grove, Calif. and played for SoCal youth soccer powerhouse Pateadores, whose roster of alums includes RSL teammate Kwame Watson-Siriboe and fellow pros Maurice Edu, John Thorrington and Dan Califf


Southern California native is a huge fan of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers, something that occasionally gets him stick with Utah Jazz fans

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015Real Salt Lake24161147512788010
2014Real Salt Lake261621386220612100
2013Real Salt Lake3024520603361320220
2012Real Salt Lake291911610322517020
2011Real Salt Lake251421288021716400
2010Real Salt Lake00000000000
Career Totals-1348911781991263973750
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