Player Details


Paul Arriola


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5' 6"


146 lbs

Date of Birth

2.5.1995 (29)


Chula Vista, CA, USA



Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category

Career Summary

Acquired from D.C. United on Jan. 26, 2022.


  • Scored his first career playoff goal vs. SEA (Nov. 4, 2023).
  • Set career highs in goals (10), minutes (2,660), starts (30) in 2022
  • Joined with Jesús Ferreira (18) to become first pair of American teammates to each reach double digit goals in a regular season since Clint Dempsey and Will Bruin for (Seattle, 2017) in 2022
  • Made his official debut for FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC (Feb. 26) in a 1-1 draw and assisted the first goal of the season finding Jáder Obrian.
  • Scored first goal for FC Dallas vs. Portland (March 19) in the 77’
  • Named MLS Player of the Month for May after scoring six goals in five-straight games leading Dallas to a 3-2 record
  • Scored 20 goals and recorded 16 assists in five seasons across 89 MLS games with D.C. United.
  • In February 2021, Arriola was loaned to EFL Championship side Swansea City and made his debut in the 2020-21 FA Cup match against Manchester City before returning to D.C. United due to injury.
  • Prior to joining D.C. United, Arriola spent four years at Club Tijuana in Liga MX, where he scored 11 goals and added three assists in 116 overall appearances.
  • Arriola made his professional debut on July 19, 2013, in a 3-3 draw with Club Atlas at the start of the 2013-14 season.


  • Arriola has made 43 USMNT appearances since his senior debut in 2016.
  • Arriola made his USMNT debut, scored his first international goal and recorded his first assist in the 3-1 win against Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016.
  • Member of the Gold Cup championship teams in 2017 and 2021.
  • Played in two games during the 2023 January cycle with the national team making appearances against Serbia and Colombia.
  • Started and logged 65 minutes versus Columbia and appeared as a sub in the 73’ against Serbia during 2023.


  • Married his wife Akela in the offseason on January 6, 2023.
  • Proud father to Sevyn Helen Arriola. Born December 28,2023.
  • Father to two pugs, Penelope and Nugget.
  • Involved with Family Reach, a nonprofit organization that helps families going through cancer treatments afford everyday costs.
  • Best youth sport was baseball.