Team of the Matchday: DC United, St. Louis make moves in Matchday 21
D.C. United and St. Louis CITY SC earned some of the biggest results from Matchday 21, resulting in prominent real estate in the latest Team of the Matchday presented by Audi.
• First MLS goal – vs. Atlanta, 7/16/2020 in 76th minute (with FC Cincinnati)
• First MLS assist – vs. New England, 5/22/2021 on a Andres Reyes goal in the 9th minute.
• First MLS game – vs. Philadelphia, 3/30/2019 (with FC Cincinnati)
• First MLS start – vs. San Jose, 5/4/2019 (with FC Cincinnati)
2023 (New York): MLS: Played 15 matches and started 12 of them...logged 1,061 minutes played...recorded four goals and two assists...scored his first career multi-goal game against Atlanta United FC on June 24...became sixth player in MLS since 2000 to scored twice when coming on in the 75th minute or later. Leagues Cup: Played and started in all four matches...logged 353 minutes played.
2022 (New York): MLS: Set new career-highs in appearances, starts, minutes, and assists ... started 23 of 24 matches ... totaled 1,978 minutes played ... tallied five assists ... scored third career goal on October 1 at Columbus Crew SC ... recorded the game-winning assist on Omir Fernandez's goal against San Jose Earthquakes on February 26. Playoffs: Made first career appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs ... started and played 90 minutes against FC Cincinnati on October 15. Open Cup: Played in all five matches in the Open Cup this season ... making four starts.
2021 (New York): Started 10 of his 22 appearances this season with 839 minutes played… set a new career-high in games played (22)... recorded his first goal for the club on May 8 in a 2-0 win over Toronto FC… tallied his first professional assist against New England on May 22.
2020 (FC Cincinnati): Made 21 appearances and starts with 1,737 minutes played…scored his first professional goal in the MLS is Back tournament against Atlanta United on July 16.
2019 (FC Cincinnati): Started 15 of his 19 appearances, where he had 1,241 minutes played…made his first MLS appearance on March 30 coming off the bench against Philadelphia Union…earned his first MLS start against San Jose Earthquakes on May 4 playing 67 minutes.
Started 10 of his 14 appearances at UCLA… Amaya earned First-Team All- PAC 12, Second Team All-Far West Region and Fresh All-American honors in his lone collegiate season in 2018… scored two goals and tallied two assists… became the first UCLA freshman to earn All- PAC 12 status since 2015… signed a Generation adidas on Jan. 4, 2019… was selected No. 1 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by FC Cincinnati.
Made his United States U-20 Men’s National Team debut on March 21, 2018 against France… selected to United States U-20 team to participate in CONCACAF U-20 Tournament in November 2018…has made 11 appearances for the U-20 National Team.
Acquired Frankie Amaya from FC Cincinnati on April 20, 2021. Signed to a three-year contract beginning in 2022.