Matias Laba

Matias Laba
Matias Laba
Matias Laba
Midfielder
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Real Name: Matías Laba
HT: 5' 9" WT: 154
Designated Player
Age: 25 (12/11/1991)
Birthplace: Villa Raffo, Argentina

HOW ACQUIRED: Sent on season-long loan from Toronto FC on Feb. 25, 2014. Move was made permanent for the 2015 season.

PRONUNCIATION: ma-TEE-yas LA-bahh

Laba is considered one of the best holding midfielders in MLS. The Argentine is a fixture in Vancouver's lineup and his passing and ability to do the dirty work in the middle of the field makes him an invaluable member of his team. He's started over 30 games and logged over 2500 regular season minutes each of the last three years, and has contributed two goals and two assists in his MLS career thus far.

INTERNATIONAL: Laba played for Argentina at the 2011 U-20 World Cup, featuring in five games at the tournament.

OUTSIDE MLS: Prior to joining Toronto FC in 2013, Laba made 72 appearances across all competitions for Argentinos Juniors, winning the 2010 Clausura title with the club. He played for Argentinos Juniors in the 2011 Copa Libertadores. Laba also won the 2015 Amway Canadian Championship with the Whitecaps, the club's first such title.

NOTES: Laba and wife Camila welcomed a baby boy in Feb. 2016.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Vancouver Whitecaps FC131321145010529060
2016Vancouver Whitecaps FC323202729010471051
2015Vancouver Whitecaps FC303012539112460062
2014Vancouver Whitecaps FC32310273818161081
2013Toronto FC16161141407419050
Career Totals-123122410565247182400304
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