Date of Birth7.23.1985 (36)
BirthplaceZamora, Michoacan Mexico
Corporate Teammate (Home) - Supermercados Teloloapan
Talented Mexican international forward signed as Houston's first designated player in August 2009.
2009: Unveiled as the Dynamo's designated player on 8/20, joining club on 18-month loan from Cruz Azul and Monarcas Morelia … Made MLS debut as substitute in 1-1 tie vs. SEA on 8/23 … Made second appearance and picked up first yellow card in 1-0 loss at COL on 8/30 … Made first career Dynamo start in 2-1 loss at CLB on 9/13 … Started again on 9/19 in 3-2 win vs. RSL … Netted first Dynamo goal in 1-1 tie vs. KC on 10/4 with Dynamo playing down a man and celebrated with a back flip in honor of his father, who was in attendance… Left in first half of 3-2 win at CHV on 10/25 due to knee injury … Playoffs: Appeared as a substitute in all three games … 09-10 Champions League: Cup-tied for competition after making one appearance for Cruz Azul in qualifying phase.
Began career at Mexican powerhouse and Dynamo rival Pachuca, where he made his professional debut at age 19 in 2004 … Competed against the Dynamo in the 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup … Netted the clinching penalty kick in the championship shootout against Chivas Guadalajara in 2007, giving Pachuca its first of back-to-back regional titles … Sold to Monarcas Morelia after the 2007 Clausura season … Had six goals and seven assists in 48 games for Morelia over three Mexican seasons … Loaned to Cruz Azul for the 2009 Clausura season, where he scored seven goals in 15 games … Helped Cruz Azul to 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League final, which they lost to Atlante.
Mexico international (5 caps) … Made national team debut at Copa America 2007, the same tournament that included current Dynamo teammates Bobby Boswell and Ricardo Clark … 2008: Scored two goals in two games for Mexico at the 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, but Mexico failed to qualify for the Olympics.
Married to wife Viridiana, and the couple welcomed their first child in December 2009 … Celebrates some goals with trademark back flip … Admires Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt … Favorite childhood memory is dressing up in a Superman cape … If he was not playing soccer, he would compete in karate … Hobbies include going to the movies, and his favorite movie is "Life is Beautiful" … Favorite thing about Houston is the malls.