HOW ACQUIRED: Signed from San Diego Loyal on Jan. 7, 2021
Once a highly touted prospect on the US youth international circuit, putting up big numbers playing for the U-17s and U-20s with 20 goals in 48 combined appearances playing in those age groups from 2011-2015 and was named the US Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year in 2012, untimely injuries have stalled Rubin's success in recent years. Young, yet experienced and hungry for success, Rubin is one to watch in 2021.
OUTSIDE MLS: Rubin began his professional career in 2014 when he signed with FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie, scoring four goals in 43 matches with the first team. The Oregon-native then signed with Danish side Silkeborg IF in 2017 before joining Stabæk in Norway for the remainder of the season. During a three-year run with Xolos, Rubin appeared in 21 matches and scored one goal. Rubin was loaned to club-affiliate, Dorados, in the second-tier of Mexican soccer where he scored seven goals in 42 matches. Most recently, he scored seven goals in just five matches for Landon Donovan's San Diego Loyal in the USL Championship.
INTERNATIONAL: The 2012 U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year joins RSL with a national team pedigree, logging seven matches with the US men's national team. While with the national team, Rubin aced Bolivia, Colombia, Denmark, Ireland and Paraguay. As part of the youth national team ranks, Rubin appeared at nearly every level and was named to the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup squad. He scored 20 goals in 48 combined appearances playing for the U-17s and U-20s.