HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on May 1, 2019.
Ocampo-Chavez led the Sounders to a historic Champions Division title in the 2019 Generation adidas Cup, scoring six goals and providing the game-winning assist in the final against Valencia. The forward rode that performance to a first-team contract. The California native is a forward with a high soccer IQ that makes quality runs and finishes at a high level. He will be a part of the US Under-17 team as they prepare for the World Cup in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: Ocampo-Chavez has been a mainstay on the U.S. Youth National Team circuit ever since he joined Sounders Academy midway through 2016, and he is currently with his country on U-17 international duty. Along with teammate Josh Atencio, he led the Stars and Stripes to the 2016 Torneo Delle Nazioni in Italy, defeating the likes of England and Portugal. Later that summer, Ocampo-Chavez guided the United States to a second-place finish at the 2015 CONCACAF Championships. The young forward has been a key component of the U-17 National Team since the start of the new cycle, earning callups to the 2017 and 2018 Nike Friendlies, where he squared off against some of the top nations in the world. During the summer of 2018, Ocampo-Chavez scored goals against Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. He is currently the leading scorer for the U.S. U-17 YNT this cycle with five goals in 14 matches.
OUTSIDE MLS: Ocampo-Chavez has appeared in three games for Tacoma Defiance in 2019 (as of May 1, including two starts. He has recorded two shots, including one on goal. In 2018, the forward made two starts in three games for Sounders FC's USL side, recording one shot on goal. Ocampo-Chavez made his professional debut as a 15-year-old on July 8, 2017, when he started and played the full 90 minutes for Sounders FC 2 against Real Monarchs.