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Drafted in the first round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation adidas signing after two seasons at the University of North Carolina, Lopez was the ACC Freshman of the Year as a Tar Heel. He is a member of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team, helping them qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey
2014: MLS regular season: Appeared in eight games with five starts. Made his MLS debut and first League start in a 2-1 win at Columbus on July 16. MLS Playoffs: Did not feature. CCL: Did not feature. 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. USL PRO: Was loaned to USL Pro affiliate Orlando City on March 17, contributing one assist in nine appearances (169 minutes). Was recalled from Orlando City on June 4 and sent on loan to OKC Energy FC. Was recalled to Sporting KC on June 30 after scoring one goal in five games (366 minutes) for Energy FC.
2013: MLS: Did not feature. Open Cup: Made his professional debut with a start on May 26 against the Des Moines Menace.
College (North Carolina): Spent two seasons at North Carolina ... Started all 21 matches he appeared in during 2012 and scored two goals and one assist ... In 2011 he was voted the ACC Freshman of the Year after appearing in 25 matches (21 starts) and scoring three goals four assists.
Club: Played for Classic Elite ... Was the Under-18 Academy Team Captain in 2010.
High School: Attended St. Stephen’s Academy.
US National Team: Regular call-up on the US Under-20 national team ... U.S. Under-18 National Team member during two training camps (February and April) ... Participated in two U.S. Under-18 National Team trips to Argentina and Portugal ... Member of the U.S. Under-15 training camp in 2008. Named to the US Under-20 Men's National Team that participated in the 2013 Toulon Tournament in France ... Featured in two matches for the U.S U-18s in France against Republic of Congo and South Korea ... Was named to U.S. U-20 team that participated in FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey ... Appeared in all three matches for the U.S. U-20s, starting the final group stage match against Ghana.
Personal: Full name is Miguel A. Lopez, Jr. is the son of Miguel and Marth Lopez ... Has a younger brother ... Majored in exercise and sport science at Carolina.