Player Details


Nick Lima




5' 9"


176 lbs

Date of Birth

11.17.1994 (29)


Castro Valley, CA, USA



Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side


Roster Category

Career Summary

Updated May 15, 2023


  • In eighth MLS season, has amassed 15,730 MLS minutes across 205 games, scoring eight goals and assisting 20.
  • Played four years of college soccer at the University of California Berkley between 2013 and 2016, appearing in over 70 games
  • Capped nine times by the United States National team, making appearances in Concacaf Gold Cup and Concacaf Nations League
  • Logged 100 appearances for San Jose Earthquakes as a Homegrown Signing, scoring seven goals and tallying seven assists
  • A member of Austin FC’s inaugural roster, making 95 appearances for Los Verdes, scoring one goal and adding 14 assists.

MLS CAREER: Logged 15,730 MLS minutes across 205 games, including 174 starts, scoring eight goals and assisting 20…Amassed 100 appearances for San Jose, scoring seven goals between 2017 and 2020…Overall made 95 appearances for Austin, scoring just one goal and contributing 13 assists…Earned five assists in consecutive seasons between 2023, and 2022 with Austin FC…Joined Revolution via trade ahead of 2024 season…To date in 2024, owns 10 league appearances with nine starts…Added five Concacaf Champions Cup appearances, starting three times and tallying a goal and an assist…In 2023, appeared in 33 matches, starting 25, with one goal and five assists…Made debuts in Leagues Cup and Concacaf Champions League competitions…In sixth MLS campaign, appeared in all 34 matches during 2022 regular season, recording five assists…Notched three starts in 2022 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs…In first season with Austin, played in 28 games, starting 21, and collected three assists…Traded to Austin FC on December 13, 2020, for $500,000 of General Allocation Money…In 2020, started 19 of his 20 appearances for San Jose, recording two goals and two assists…Added first postseason appearance in 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs…Scored one goal and tallied two assists in 2019, appearing in 24 matches with 21 starts…Started all 34 games in second MLS season, playing all but 11 minutes during regular season…Notched two goals and two assists in 2018 campaign…In first MLS season, appeared in 22 matches, with 20 starts, tallying two goals and an assist…Made professional debut, starting on March 4, 2017 against Montreal Impact…Scored first professional goal by an Earthquakes Homegrown player on March 11, 2017…Signed as a Homegrown Payer for San Jose Earthquakes on December 21, 2016.

2024: Joined Revolution via trade ahead of 2024 season…To date in 2024, owns 10 league appearances with nine starts…Added five Concacaf Champions Cup appearances, starting three times and tallying a goal and an assist…(2/21) at CAI: Made club debut with start in Concacaf Champions Cup opener…(2/24) at DC: Started in MLS regular season opener…Surpassed 15,000 MLS minutes…(3/6) vs. LDA: Registered first goal and assist for the club, including the game-winning tally…Second career goal-and-assist performance…(4/6) at CLT: Marked 200th MLS appearance…

2023 (with Austin): Made 33 appearances, with 25 starts, and a career-high tying five assists alongside one goal…Also added two appearances in Leagues Cup 2023, and two appearances in the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16…Registered two appearances in the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, starting once…(3/4) vs. MTL: Tallied first assist of the season on game-winning goal…(3/7) at VAC: Made Concacaf Champions League debut, starting and playing 90 minutes in the Round of 16 first leg…(5/27) at HOU: Recorded 175th MLS appearance, marking the occasion with his second assist of the season…(6/10) at SKC: Started for the 150th time in his MLS career…(6/21) vs. DAL: Tallied third assist of the season and helped earn a clean sheet in 3-0 win…(7/1) at MIA: Scored lone goal of the season to tie earn a point in 1-1 draw…(7/22) vs. MAZ: Made Leagues Cup debut with a 90-minute performance…(9/2) at NE: Logged fourth assist on the season…(10/21) at SJ: Tallied fifth assist of the season in regular-season finale.

2022 (with Austin): Registered 34 appearances, including 25 starts and five assists…(2/26) vs. CIN: Earned first assist of the season in regular season opener…(5/18) at LAFC: Notched 125th MLS start…(6/25) vs. DAL: Tallied third assist of the season, in 20 minutes as a second-half substitute…(6/30) at CLT: Earned an assist in back-to-back games, earning a helper on game-winning goal…(7/24) vs. RBNY: Logged 150th MLS appearance…(8/26) vs. LAFC: Logged fifth assist of the season in a 90-minute performance…Postseason: Made three appearances, all starts, with 300 minutes, making it to the Western Conference Finals before being eliminated by the eventual champions, LAFC.

2021 (with Austin): Traded to Austin FC on December 13, 2020 for $500,000 of General Allocation Money… Earned 28 appearances alongside 21 starts and three assists in the club’s inaugural season…(5/30) at SEA: Earned 100th MLS start…(8/21) vs. POR: Tallied first assist for the club in a 3-1 victory… (8/29) vs. DAL: Recorded consecutive assists in matches for the second time in his MLS career…(9/26) vs. LA: Tallied the third assist of the season in a 90-minute performance…(10/16) vs. MIN: Made 125th career appearance in MLS.

2020 (with San Jose): Made 20 appearances, including 19 starts, scoring two goals and two assists…Logged two additional starts in the MLS is Back Tournament knockout rounds…(10/3) vs. LA: logged first assist of the season…(10/7) vs. VAN: Tallied second assist of the season… (10/14) at LAFC: Recorded first MLS brace in a 4-0 victory…(11/8) at SEA: Made 100th MLS appearance in regular season finale…Postseason: (11/22) at SKC: Made one playoff appearance in first round of Western Conference playoffs, playing 120 minutes in penalty shootout loss.

2019 (with San Jose): Logged 24 appearances with 21 starts, one goal and one assist…(5/4) vs CIN: Recorded first goal of the season, earning his team three points in a 1-0 victory…(6/1) at DC: Registered second assist of the season…(7/27) vs COL: Logged second assist of the season…(8/17) at SKC: Notched 75th career MLS appearance…(10/6) at POR: Made 75th MLS start in regular season finale.

2018 (with San Jose): Made 34 appearances, all starts, logging two goals and two assists...(3/31) vs. NYC: Notched 25th MLS appearance…(4/14) vs. HOU: Started 25th MLS match…(5/16) at MIN: Tallied first goal of the season…(6/13) vs. NE: Provided an assist in 2-2 draw…(9/21) at LAFC: Made 50th career MLS start…(9/19) vs ATL: Registered first goal and assist performance in MLS career in 90-minute performance.

2017 (with San Jose): Signed as a Homegrown Payer for San Jose Earthquakes on December 21, 2016…Earned 22 appearances with 20 starts, two goals and one assist and first MLS season…Started all four matches for San Jose in U.S. Open Cup play…(3/4) vs. MTL: Made MLS debut and earned first start in 1-0 victory… (3/11) vs. VAN: Logged first career MLS goal in 90-minute performance…(6/15) vs. SF: Made U.S. Open Cup debut with a 90-minute performance…(7/4) at ATL: Provided first MLS assist…(7/29) vs. COL: Scored second goal of the season for game-winner.

NATIONAL TEAM (United States): Earned nine caps to date, including six starts for the United States National Team.. Received first call-up on January,8 208, for a friendly against Bosnia Herzegovina… Made USMNT debut on January 27, 2019, in a friendly against Panama, playing the full 90 minutes, collecting an assist and the Man of the Match award…. Earned two caps in a pair of friendlies against Venezuela and Jamaica in June 2019, as preparation for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup…A member of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup team, earning three starts, and winning a second-place medal in the tournament…Tallied an assist in September 2019 friendly against Uruguay, entering the match as a second-half substitute.

COLLEGE (California): Amassed over 6,700 minutes across 73 appearances, all starts, for his four-year collegiate career and finished with eight goals and three assists…As a senior, appeared in 16 games, all starts, scoring 4 goals and adding one assist… Played for 91 minutes against Penn St. (8/28) tallying five total shots with two goals, including the game winning header in overtime ... Named Pac-12 player of the week 8/29 ... Scored his 4th goal of the year against No. 25 ranked Santa Barbara on 9/24, also recorded five total shots in 100 minutes of play…During his junior season, started all 17 games for CAL … Started against Oregon State 9/1, scoring his second goal of the year… Scored first career goal on 9/4 vs. VCU in the 41st minute to open up the scoring for the Bears …Tallied first assist of the year vs. Davidson on 9/18…As a sophomore, started 19 games, posting four assists… Tallied an assist in regular-season finale loss to Stanford on 11/16 ... Registered 90 minutes against SIUE (11/23) and UCLA (11/30). In the NCAA Tournament… As a first-year appeared in 19 games as a substitute… Made his Cal debut and played 17 minutes vs. #3 Georgetown on 8/30…. In the NCAA Tournament, Played 10 minutes as a substitute in Cal’s 3-1 win vs. Bradley in the second round on 11/24 … Appeared for nine minutes as a substitute vs. #18 Coastal Carolina … Logged 20 minutes as a substitute vs. #4 Maryland.

PERSONAL: Full Name is Nick Lima…Born in Castro Valley, California…Fan of the San Jose Sharks, lists Patrick Marleau as favorite athlete…Finished his club career with the DeAnza Force, previously played with the San Jose Earthquakes Academy…Traveled to England with the S.J. club and played in multiple times with the S.J. reserve team in 2011…Member of the Region IV ODP team from 2007-08…Also played football at Castro Valley High School, as a running back, defensive back and kicker.