Sebastian Velasquez

Sebastian Velasquez
Sebastian Velasquez
Sebastian Velasquez
New York City FC
Real Name: Sebastian Velasquez
HT: 5' 7" WT: 155
Age: 24 (02/11/1991)
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Hometown: Greenville, S.C.

HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Real Salt Lake in exchange for allocation money on Dec. 19, 2014


2014: Appeared in just 10 games (one start) under new head coach Jeff Cassar, notching one goal and a pair of assists.

2013: Made 19 regular-season appearances (nine starts) while registering three assists. Notched his first assist in Real Salt Lake's 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC on March 30. Provided an assist in a 2-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 4. Recorded an assist in a 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire on May 25. Appeared in all five of RSL’s five postseason games (two starts). Scored his first career goal in RSL’s 2-0 win over LA Galaxy in the second leg of the Western Conference semifinal.

2012: Played nine regular-season games (five starts) in his rookie season. Didn’t officially score a goal or provide an assist in league play, but caused a play that led to an own goal in RSL’s season opening 3-1 win at the Galaxy on March 10. Started the first three matches of the season. Made an appearance off the bench in RSL’s 0-0 CONCACAF Champions League draw against C.S. Herediano on Oct. 23. Was selected 36th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake.


Played two years at Spartanburg Methodist College in South Carolina. Named NJCAA Second Team All-American after prolific scoring season in 2011. Scored 55 goals and added 33 assists in 33 games in two years at SMC.


Moved to the United States with his mother when he was 14 months old.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015New York City FC12504460928100
2014Real Salt Lake10112222425000
2013Real Salt Lake1990892320815100
2012Real Salt Lake9504030715000
Career Totals-5020119635401333200
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