Player Details


Darwin Quintero


5' 5"


135 lbs

Date of Birth

9.19.1987 (36)


Tumaco, Colombia



Position Detail

Second Striker

Preferred Side




Roster Category


Player Category

Designated Player
Career Summary

Experienced forward acquired in a trade with Minnesota United FC. Joined Minnesota after nearly a decade in Mexico with Club Santos Laguna and Club América where he earned five trophies and finished as the league’s top goal scorer in the 2013 LigaMX Apertura season and the 2012-13 Concacaf Champions League tournament. Possesses a Green Card as a naturalized American citizen and does not occupy an International roster slot.


Made his Dynamo debut on March 7 at Sporting Kansas City as a second-half substitute for a 33-minute shift


Scored the most goals and had the most assists in club history over his three years with Minnesota… Started the opening match with a goal and two assists to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1… Featured on the MLS team of the week four times throughout the season… Suffered a groin injury on April 3, only missing one match as a result… Started 26 out of the 30 appearances, finishing the season with a team high 10 goals… Helped team qualify for MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in team history… Traded to Houston on November 13, 2019… Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: Made first appearance in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play on June 12, scoring twice and notching an assist in the 4-1 win over Sporting Kansas City… Scored 6 goals in 4 matches during the Open Cup helping the team defeat the Portland Timbers in a 2–1 match and advance to the first Open Cup Final in club history… Won the Open Cup Golden Boot and named Player of the Tournament, despite the Loons losing to Atlanta United 2-1


Joined Minnesota on March 31 as a designated player… Made his MLS debut on April 14 and scored once in the 3-2 loss to the Portland Timbers… Made home debut for the Loons on April 28, scoring one goal to help defeat the Houston Dynamo 2-1… Recorded Minnesota’s first hat trick in team history on July 4 in a 4-3 win over Toronto FC… Named to the 2018 MLS All-Star game, MLS team of the week five times and player of the week in week 19… Led the team with 11 goals and 15 assists to finish out the season


Made his first appearance for the season on July 16 during a loss 2-0 to Querétaro in the Supercopa MX… Recorded his first assist of the season in a 2-1 victory over Pumas UNAM on August 5… Scored his first goal on August 19 to help defeat Lobos BUAP 3–2… Made his first appearance of the Apertura 2017 Copa MX on August 8, picking up the winning assist in a 2–1 win over Potros UAEM… Made his first appearance and recorded an assist in a 1–0 over Querétaro in the 2018 Clausura on January 7… Scored in a 1–1 draw with Deportivo Saprissa in leg two of the round of 16 of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League on February 28… Appeared in both legs of the quarterfinals against Tauro and his last appearance for the club


Appeared in the opening match of the 2016 Apertura on July 16, scoring once in the 2-0 win over Chiapas… Suffered from a thrombophlebitis in his right leg on September 3 but returned in time for the final match of the Apertura on November 19… Helped América defeat Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in their first match of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, eventually placing in third place after a loss to Atlético Nacional


Scored six goals and tallied three assists for Club America in the Clausura regular season and playoff… Led Club America to the semifinals of the LigaMX Clausura tournament against CF Monterrey… Scored four goals in nine matches for Club America during the 2015-2016 Concacaf Champions League… Scored a brace in Club America’s 3-1 victory over Walter Ferretti on Sept. 17, 2015 in Group E play of the 2015-2016 Concacaf Champions League… Scored in back-to-back matches for Club America against Seattle Sounders FC in the quarterfinals of the 2015-2016 Concacaf Champions League, helping America advance with a 5-3 aggregate lead… Played 45 minutes in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League final for Club America who defeated Tigres UANL 4-1 on aggregate… Appeared in one match for Club America during the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup… Appeared in 16 matches for Club America during the 2015-2016 LigaMX Apertura and scored four goals while adding three assists… Scored two goals in four matches for Club America during the LigaMX Apertura playoffs… Reached the LigaMX Apertura semifinals and scored two goals against Pumas UNAM on Dec. 16, 2015


Club America: Tallied two assists against the Montreal Impact on April 30, 2015 to lead Club America to the 2014-2015 Concacaf Champions League title… Scored a goal in Club America’s 6-0 victory over Herediano on April 9, 2015 in the Concacaf Champions League Semifinal to advance to the final… Scored in his debut with Club America, a 3-2 victory over Club Leon at Estadio Azteca on Jan. 11, 2015… Santos Laguna: Scored two goals and tallied nine assists for Santos Laguna during the 2014 LigaMX Apertura… Led Santos Laguna to the 2014 CopaMX Apertura title after defeating Puebla FC 6-4 on penalty kicks… Scored in back-to-back matches for Santos Laguna in LigaMX play against Chivas on Aug. 18, 2014 and Toluca on Aug. 23, 2014… Tallied four assists for Santos Laguna during a three-match stretch from Aug. 31, 2014-Sept. 20, 2014


Finished with 14 goals and 20 assists for Santos Laguna in 37 appearances across all tournaments… Reached the Round of 16 of the 2014 Conmebol Libertadores tournament after scoring two goals in the final group match against CA Peñarol on March 26, 2014… Scored a hattrick on April 14, 2014 against Atlante in the LigaMX Clausura… Tallied three assists on Oct. 19, 2013 in Santos Laguna’s 3-2 victory over CF Monterrey… Scored in back-to-back LigaMX Apertura matches against Atlante on Oct. 27, 2013 and Chivas on Oct. 31, 2013… Tallied three assists in the final two matches of the LigaMX Apertura regular season against Chiapas FC on Nov. 3, 2013 and Tiburones Rojos on Nov. 9, 2013


Scored 19 goals and tallied three assists for Santos Laguna in 43 appearances across all competitions… Scored a goal on April 10, 2013 in the return leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinals leg against Seattle Sounders FC… Scored a hattrick on Aug. 22, 2012 against CD Aguila in group play of the 2012/2013 Concacaf Champions League… Scored in three consecutive matches to open the 2012 LigaMX Apertura… Scored a brace on Sept. 2, 2012 against Tigres UANL in the LigaMX Apertura


Scored 18 goals and tallied 17 assists for Santos Laguna in 51 matches across five competitions… Reached the final of the 2011-2012 Concacaf Champions League Final against CF Monterrey… Scored a goal on March 29, 2012 against Toronto FC in the opening leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinal


Scored 11 goals and added seven assists in 40 appearances for Santos Laguna across four tournaments… Scored on Nov. 26, 2010 against Club America in the opening leg of the 2010 LigaMX Apertura semifinal… Scored a brace on Nov. 29, 2010 against Club America to lead Santos Laguna to the LigaMX Apertura final… Scored a goal on Dec. 3, 2010 against CF Monterrey in the opening leg of the LigaMX Apertura final


Scored 12 goals and added 11 assists for Santos Laguna in 46 appearances for the club… Scored in three consecutive matches from March 7, 2010-March 21, 2010 in the LigaMX Clausura… Scored a goal on May, 16, 2010 to lead Santos to a 7-1 victory over Club Morelia in the second leg of the LigaMX Clausura semifinal… Scored a goal on May 21, 2010 against Club Toluca in the first leg of the 2010 LigaMX Clausura final


Scored eight goals and tallied two assists in 20 matches for Santos Laguna… Scored back-to-back braces in the 2009 Concacaf Champions League knockout round to lead Santos Laguna to the semifinal


Scored one goal and added two assists in 11 matches for Krylya Sovetov Samara from the Russian first division