HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Tijuana and signed on August 10, 2017.
Arriola is a wide player who has experience at the international level and was a consistent presence in the Tijuana lineup during a successful time for the club. Arriola started every game he was available for during 2017 and he should continue to be a major contributor for D.C. United in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: The versatile forward has represented the United States at every level, culminating in his senior team debut on May 22, 2016, against Puerto Rico, where he scored and had an assist. Arriola became only the ninth player in U.S. history to score a goal in his first two international matches when he scored the Yanks’ final goal in their 4-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in September’s World Cup Qualifier (which also happened to be his WCQ debut).
OUTSIDE MLS: Arriola joins Major League Soccer after spending the last four years in Liga MX with Club Tijuana. The Chula Vista, CA, native made over 100 appearances in all competitions for Xolos, and made his Liga MX debut on July 19, 2013 as an 18-year-old.