NameJavier Eduardo López
Date of Birth9.17.1994 (26)
Player CategoryInternational, Designated Player
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on a one-year loan from Chivas Guadalajara with option to buy or extend on Jan. 20, 2021
The attacking midfielder is a product of Chivas' youth system and had spent his entire career with the storied club. He had 21 goals and 12 assists in 185 games and is a No. 10. Quakes manager Matias Almeyda worked with Lopez during his time as Chivas boss from 2015-18.
OUTSIDE MLS: Lopez has competed for Chivas his entire professional career, including nearly three years under Quakes head coach Matias Almeyda from September 2015 to June 2018. Lopez made his first team debut in February 2013 at 18 years old, ultimately making 15 total appearances in his first three years. Lopez then saw increased playing time under Almeyda and made 120 appearances and tallied 12 goals and nine assists with the Argentine at the helm. After Almeyda’s departure to San Jose, Lopez continued to play an important role for Chivas. He scored three goals in 24 appearances in 2018-19, six goals in 25 appearances in 2019-20, and made nine appearances during the first half of 2020-21 (Apertura 2020).
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