Player Details


Joshua Atencio


6' 1"


174 lbs

Date of Birth

1.31.2002 (20)


Bellevue, WA USA



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side


Roster Category


Player Category

Career Summary


2020 (Tacoma): Atencio started and played the full 90 minutes in both of his appearances and totaled two shots.

2019 (Tacoma): Started 23 of his 25 appearances and totaled 2,076 minutes while recording one goal and one assist. He put two of his seven shots on target in his first full season with the USL Championship side.

2018 (S2): Atencio made his S2 debut as a substitute against Timbers 2 on August 19, with the midfielder scoring his first professional goal shortly after entering the match. He then started the team’s next match, a road fixture against Oklahoma City Energy FC.


Atencio joined Sounders Academy in 2016 as one of the youngest members of the U-15 squad. The midfielder has racked up over 100 matches played for Seattle’s youth teams. Throughout his four years in the Academy, Atencio has been an important starter on teams that won the Youdan Trophy in England, Generation adidas Cup (2018 and 2019), and the 2017-18 USSDA national championship. He was also the Player of the Tournament as the Sounders U-15s finished third at the Manchester City Cup, beating the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.


Atencio has represented the United States Youth National Teams at the U-15 and U-17 levels. He started every match for the U.S. U-15s as they won the Torneo Delle Nazioni in Italy, defeating the likes of Russia, Portugal and England. The Bellevue native has been called up to the U-17 national team four times, with appearances against the Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico on his resumé.

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