Player Details

Name

Diego Palacios

Height

5' 7"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

7.12.1999 (22)

Birthplace

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Acquired 

Signed using Targeted Allocation Money on August 12, 2019. 

Professional 

2020 (Los Angeles Football Club): 

  • MLS: 16 GP; 15 GS; 0 G; 1 A; 1,231 minutes. 
  • DNP, but on the bench during 1-1 draw vs. POR on 11/8. 

2019 (Los Angeles Football Club): 

  • Appeared in two matches for 92 total minutes played. 
  • Made his MLS debut, and first start, on Sep. 29 in the 1-1 tie against Minnesota United. 

2018 (Willem II Tilburg, Eredivisie): 

  • Agreed to season long loan from S.D. Aucas in July 2018. 
  • Made his debut in the Dutch Eredivisie with Willem II Tilburg on Aug. 11, 2018.   
  • Started 27 of 27 appearances and tallied three assists for a total of 2,360 minutes played. 
  • Made five starts and appearances for in the TOTO KNVB Cup, tallying 425 minutes 

2017-18 Sociedad Deportiva Aucas, Ecuadorian Serie A): 

  • Made his professional debut for Ecuadorian Serie A side Sociedad Deportiva Aucas on February 18,2018 in the Apertura. 
  • Started 24 of 24 appearances and tallied three assists with a total of 2,001 minutes combined during the Ecuadorian Serie A Primera and Segunda Etapa. 

International 

  • Made six appearances for the Senior National Team, including a 4-2 World Cup qualifying win against Uruguay on October 12, 2020.  
  • Made his Senior National team debut for Ecuador during an international friendly vs. Qatar on October 12, 2018.  
  • Has started nine of ten appearances and tallied a total of 1,684 minutes across all competitions for the U-20 team. 

PERSONAL  

  • Received the nickname “Chiqui” when he was playing as a child because the rest of his teammates were very tall, and he was the shortest player. 
  • Now everyone in Ecuador calls him “Chiqui” except his mother. 
  • Has a close and tight-knit family.  
  • Played with current LAFC teammate Jose Cifuentes on numerous Ecuador Youth Teams.  
  • Trained with Chelsea FC in 2015. 
  • Follow Diego on Instagram @ chiquipalacios12

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