Player Details

Name

Paul Arriola

Pronunciation

p-AW-l aa-rih-OH-laa

Height

5' 6"

Weight

146 lbs

Date of Birth

2.3.1995 (29)

Birthplace

Chula Vista, CA, USA

Position

Forward

Position Detail

Winger

Preferred Side

Right

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

ACQUIRED
Acquired from D.C. United on Jan. 26, 2022.

PROFESSIONAL

  • Scored his first career playoff goal vs. SEA (Nov. 4, 2023).
  • Set career highs in goals (10), minutes (2,660), starts (30) in 2022
  • Joined with Jesús Ferreira (18) to become first pair of American teammates to each reach double digit goals in a regular season since Clint Dempsey and Will Bruin for (Seattle, 2017) in 2022
  • Made his official debut for FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC (Feb. 26) in a 1-1 draw and assisted the first goal of the season finding Jáder Obrian.
  • Scored first goal for FC Dallas vs. Portland (March 19) in the 77’
  • Named MLS Player of the Month for May after scoring six goals in five-straight games leading Dallas to a 3-2 record
  • Scored 20 goals and recorded 16 assists in five seasons across 89 MLS games with D.C. United.
  • In February 2021, Arriola was loaned to EFL Championship side Swansea City and made his debut in the 2020-21 FA Cup match against Manchester City before returning to D.C. United due to injury.
  • Prior to joining D.C. United, Arriola spent four years at Club Tijuana in Liga MX, where he scored 11 goals and added three assists in 116 overall appearances.
  • Arriola made his professional debut on July 19, 2013, in a 3-3 draw with Club Atlas at the start of the 2013-14 season.

NATIONAL TEAM

  • Arriola has made 43 USMNT appearances since his senior debut in 2016.
  • Arriola made his USMNT debut, scored his first international goal and recorded his first assist in the 3-1 win against Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016.
  • Member of the Gold Cup championship teams in 2017 and 2021.
  • Played in two games during the 2023 January cycle with the national team making appearances against Serbia and Colombia.
  • Started and logged 65 minutes versus Columbia and appeared as a sub in the 73’ against Serbia during 2023.

PERSONAL

  • Married his wife Akela in the offseason on January 6, 2023.
  • Proud father to Sevyn Helen Arriola. Born December 28,2023.
  • Father to two pugs, Penelope and Nugget.
  • Involved with Family Reach, a nonprofit organization that helps families going through cancer treatments afford everyday costs.
  • Best youth sport was baseball.