Player Details

Name

Marcos López

Height

5' 9"

Weight

148 lbs

Date of Birth

11.20.1999 (21)

Birthplace

Lima, Peru

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

U22 Initiative
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Sporting Cristal and signed a multi-year contract on Jan. 6, 2019.

Lopez is a young left back who made an international appearance with Peru before his 20th birthday. He's carved out a regular starting role for the Quakes since transferring from Sporting Cristal, with 26 regular season starts in 31 appearances. 

INTERNATIONAL: Lopez competed for Peru at the 2017 South American U-20 Championship, starting all four group-stage matches. As the youngest member of Peru's squad during the tournament in 2017, he is age eligible to compete in the U-20 tournament again in 2019. He earned his first call-up to the senior national team in August of 2018, making his debut as an 18-year-old on Sept. 9 against Germany.

OUTSIDE MLS: The left-footed Lopez came to San Jose from Sporting Cristal Lima of the Peruvian first division. In his first full season with the side in 2018, he led Sporting to a 25-7-11 regular season record and +62 goal differential, both of which were easily the best in the league. The Lopez-led defense conceded just 36 goals in 43 games (0.84 avg.), seven fewer than any other team, and helped them earn qualification to the Copa Libertadores group stage. He made 21 starts in 23 total appearances, scoring five goals.

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