Signed on January 13, 2020 using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). The Club initially traded $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) to Orlando City SC in exchange for Cifuentes’ rights.
2020 (Los Angeles Football Club):
• Saw action in 19 regular season games (13 starts).
• Scored his lone goal of the season during 5-1 win vs. San Jose on 9/2. Registered three assists during the season.
• Made MLS and LAFC debut during 1-0 win vs. Inter Miami CF on 3/1, playing final 14 minutes.
• Started the final three games of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, logging 216 minutes.
2018-19 (CD América de Quito, Ecuadorian Serie A):
• Made 19 appearances, registering one goal and logging 1,245 minutes.
2016-17 (CD Universidad Católica , Ecuadorian Serie A):
• Appeared in two matches, logging 45 minutes.
• Made his professional debut on July 17, 2016 in a 2-2 draw against Fuerza Amarilla.
• Played in two games at the CONMEBOL 2020 Pre-Olympic qualifying tournament. Suffered a quadriceps injury Jan. 21, 2020 vs. Colombia.
• Made Senior National Team debut with Ecuador on September 6, 2019 in the 1-0 victory over Peru in a friendly match.
• In 2019 made nine appearances in the U-20 South American Championship.
• Started seven matches and notched one goal against the United States in a 2-1 win on June 8 during the 2018 U-20 World Cup.
• Grew up in Esmeraldas, Ecuador – a coastal city in northwestern Ecuador.
• At age 11 joined his older brother,
a goalkeeper, at Escuela de Futbol Semillero in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
• After a strong showing at a youth tournament in Salinas, Ecuador began his official youth club career at Independiente del Valle in 2016.
• Played for youth club Independiente del Valle.
• Follow José on Twitter @JoseCifu51.