Player Details


Elias Vasquez


5' 11"


170 lbs

Date of Birth

6.18.1992 (31)


Guatemala City, Guatemala


Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on February 24, 2015.

Vasquez, 22, played three seasons with Comunicaciones in Guatemala from 2011-2014, making 86 appearances in Liga Nacional and three more in CONCACAF Champions League. He was a part of teams that finished with the best league record in three consecutive seasons and qualified for CONCACAF Champions League in his final two campaigns. After the 2013-2014 season, he transferred to Dorados in the second division in Mexico, but played in just four matches across all competitions before completing his transfer to Real Salt Lake.

In addition to his club career, Vasquez also has been a regular fixture with the Guatemalan National Team, making 25 appearances since his debut in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup against Jamaica. He played four matches in the third round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Vasquez is the ninth Guatemalan to play in the Major League Soccer and second for Real Salt Lake. He follows Gustavo Cabrera (Real Salt Lake), Freddy Garcia (Columbus Crew), Martin Machon (LA Galaxy, Miami Fusion), Marco Pappa (Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders), Guillermo Ramirez (LA Galaxy), Jorge Rodas (San Jose Clash), Mario Rodriguez (Columbus Crew) and Carlos Ruiz (LA Galaxy, FC Dallas, Toronto FC, D.C. United, Philadelphia Union).