Player Details

Name

Obed Vargas

Height

5' 9"

Weight

150 lbs

Date of Birth

8.5.2005 (17)

Birthplace

Anchorage, USA

Position

Midfielder

Position Detail

Attacking Midfielder

Preferred Side

Centre

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 25-28

Player Category

Homegrown
Career Summary

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 (Seattle): Vargas signed a First Team contract prior to the start of the season. Prior to a lower back stress fracture that ended his season in May, Vargas started 10 of 13 regular season appearances for Sounders FC. He also started three of seven appearances during the Rave Green’s title-winning Concacaf Champions League run, including a 61-minute substitute appearance in the second leg of the Final against Pumas UNAM (May 4) after João Paulo suffered a torn ACL.

2021 (Tacoma Defiance): After signing a USL contract with Tacoma on May 7, 2021, Vargas tallied one assist and 31 tackles won in 28 appearances for Defiance this season. The Alaskan also started and played 77 minutes in Seattle’s victory over Austin FC last summer via Extreme Hardship, becoming the third-youngest player in league history to play in a MLS match (15 years and 351 days).

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

N/A

YOUTH EXPERIENCE

Vargas joined the Academy at age 14 from Cook Inlet Soccer Club in his home state of Alaska and has also represented the USYNT at the U-15 level.