Player Details

Name

Luis Díaz

Height

5' 11"

Weight

159 lbs

Date of Birth

12.6.1998 (23)

Birthplace

Nicoya, Costa Rica

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Winger

Preferred Side

Right

Footedness

Right
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Herediano and signed as a Young Designated Player on July 2, 2019

Diaz is a young, dynamic winger who raised his profile in his first full season in MLS with 14 starts in 21 appearances in 2020.

INTERNATIONAL: Diaz made his senior national team debut for Costa Rica in an international friendly against Uruguay last September. He also competed against Curacao in Concacaf Nations League A play last October. He previously was named to Costa Rica’s 40-man provisional roster for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.

OUTSIDE MLS: Diaz was named the Best Under-21 Player in the Torneo Clausura 2019 by UNAFUT – Costa Rica’s union of First Division soccer clubs – and won the Torneo Apertura 2018 with Herediano. Diaz last played for Club Sport Herediano, where he made 21 appearances (19 starts) in league play while scoring one goal and providing two assists. Notably, he was named the Torneo Clausura 2019 Best Under-21 Player by UNAFUT and was among the final nominees for the Torneo Clausura 2019 Best Player award. The midfielder also featured for Herediano in the Concacaf Champions League, starting in two Round of 16 matches in 2019 against Atlanta United (February 22, March 1). Before joining Herediano in 2018, Diaz played for Municipal Grecia FC from 2016-2018. While with Municipal Grecia, he helped the club achieve promotion to the First Division after winning the 2016-2017 Second Division title. In all, Diaz made 45 appearances (30 starts) for Grecia in the Costa Rican First Division, tallying two goals and six assists.

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