HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Vancouver on Dec. 9, 2018. Re-signed on November 25, 2019.
Mezquida is a positionally versatile attacker who has slotted into a number of roles since joining MLS. A secondary option on set pieces, Mezquida is proficient at both setting up teammates and taking the final shot on a build-up of play. Since arriving in 2014, he's scored 16 goals and added 10 assists in over 5,800 minutes of regular season play, including four goals and six assists across 32 appearances in his first season with the Rapids.
INTERNATIONAL: He represented Uruguay on both the U-15 and U-17 levels, playing in the 2009 U-17 World Cup.
OUTSIDE MLS: Mezquida had something of a nomadic existence prior to joining the Whitecaps. Starting his career at Uruguayan powerhouse Peñarol, he joined the first team in 2008, and won the 2009-10 Primera Division title. While with Peñarol, he went on loan to Norwegian sides Brann and Lillestrom. He subsequently joined Uruguayan club Centro Atletico Fenix, and then went on loan to Rampla Juniors in the second division, before moving to another second division side, Boston River.