Luca Gimenez

Luca Gimenez
Luca Gimenez
Luca Gimenez
Real Name: Luca Gimenez
HT: 5' 10" WT: 160
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
Hometown: Sao Paolo, Brazil

COACHES' BREAKDOWN: Gimenez is a winger-type midfielder, who likes having the ball played into his run and taking guys on 1-v-1. A fierce competitor, Gimenez will run defenses down fearlessly, and he has the pace and trickiness to beat guys off the dribble. His pace doesn't translate over long distances, however, nor does his movement off the ball. For all his technical gifts, he can be inconsistent, and one coach admitted "I was never over concerned with him" when his team played Wake Forest because he was predictable tactically. He'll have to show that he's willing to defend to cement a spot on an MLS roster, but his feet give him "something a little different than most college players."

COLLEGE: 2013: Powered the Demon Deacons' midfield, scoring eight goals and recording five assists as Wake Forest finished 10-6-5, making the ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament... 2012: Played in all 20 games and made 15 starts for the Demon Deacons ... Earned Second Team All-ACC honors ... Finished third on the team with seven goals and 17 points ... Also added three assists on the season 2011: 2011 All-ACC Tournament selection ... 2010: Named to All-ACC Freshman Team ... Saw time in every game and made 15 starts ... Finished second on the team with five goals and 12 points ...

High School/Club
Played high school soccer for South Kent School in Connecticut ... Named first team all-state in 2009 after scoring a team-high 16 goals ... Helped team to the New England Championship ... Played club soccer for Interclubes in Brazil ... Led team in goals with 21 in 2007 and 15 in 2008 ... Named MVP of Kerkyra Cup in Greece ... Helped club team to first place in the Kerkyra Cup in 2007 and second place in the Helsinki Cup.

Born April 23, 1992 ... Son of Carmen Resende ... Majoring in economics.

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