HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired by the San Jose Earthquakes on August 3, 2016 via trade with Orlando City SC.
He covers plenty of ground and has a knack for picking the right time to push forward into the attack. His honest work rate has made him a respected member of the locker and has earned him the captain's armband for his country. Ceren won a fan vote to claim the MLS Latino del Año award after his debut MLS season in 2015.
INTERNATIONAL: Debuted for El Salvador in 2012 and has 41 caps, occasionally serving as captain. He appeared in all three of El Salvador’s games at the 2015 Gold Cup, and has featured for La Selecta in 2018 World Cup Qualifying.
OUTSIDE MLS: Cerén helped lead Juventud Independiente out of the second division and into the Salvadoran premier league. While with his club team, Cerén made 83 total appearances and recorded 15 goals as a defensive midfielder. Before signing in MLS, he trialed with Turkish second-division team Balıkesirspor in the summer of 2013.