FC Cincinnati acquired former Philadelphia Union forward Sergio Santos from Philadelphia Union on July 8, 2022. In exchange, FCC sent $300,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money (GAM) to Philadelphia, with an additional $625,000 in conditional GAM if certain performance-based metrics or contract conditions are met. Philadelphia Union will receive a percentage of a future trade if Santos is traded to another club within MLS.
2022 (FC Cincinnati/Philadelphia Union): Debuted with FC Cincinnati on July 13 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC as a substitute, but came off 15 minutes later due to injury … returned to FCC on August 27 in the Hell is Real Derby against Columbus as a second half substitute … made eight total regular season appearances for the Orange and Blue … provided the game-winning assist as a second half substitute in the first ever MLS Cup Playoff game for FCC on Oct. 15 at the New York Red Bulls … with Philadelphia, made 11 appearances (eight starts) at striker in league play...registered his first assist of the season against San Jose Earthquakes (3/12)... scored his first goal of the season against Portland (5/22).
2021 (Philadelphia Union): Santos has made 32 appearances (20 starts) for the Union in 2021 across all competitions....Made his first start of the 2021 MLS season in the Union's home opener against Inter Miami (Apr. 24)...Santos scored his first goal of the 2021 MLS season in a win against Portland (May 30)...Provided the game-tying goal in the 85' at NYRB (Jul. 8)...Scored and registered his first assist of the season in a 2-1 win against D.C. United (Jul. 17)...Was named to the MLS Team of the Week (Week 17) after his strong performance vs. Toronto FC (Aug. 4)...Scored his fifth goal of the season against the New York Red Bulls (Sep. 29)... Scored the equalizer in the match against Toronto FC (Oct. 27)...Made two postseason appearances in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs.
2020 (Philadelphia Union): Santos has made 21 appearances (17 starts) for the Union at striker, scoring eight goals and registering two assists … He scored the opening goal and assisted on the third goal in the 3-3 draw on the road against LAFC ... \Scored the match-winner in the 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution (July 25) to send the Union to the MLS is Back Tournament Quarterfinals ... Scored two goals and earned the secondary assist on the other in the 3-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City to send the Union to the MLS is Back Semifinals \... Scored his second MLS goal of the season (fifth in all competitions) in a 4-1 home win over D.C. United (August 29)...Scored his third goal of the season with the opener at Toronto FC (October 3)...notched his fourth goal of 2020 with the game winner against the Montreal Impact (October 11)...recorded his second assist of the season on the club's opening goal in a 2-2 draw at D.C. United (October 14)...Became the fourth player in Union history to score a hat trick in the Union's 5-0 home in over Toronto FC (October 24)...Scored the game-winning goal in the Union's 2020 Supporters' Shield clinching win over the New England Revolution (November 8)
2019 (Philadelphia Union): Santos has made 17 appearances (five starts) for the Union at forward, scoring four goals with one assist ... came on as a substitute, making his team debut, in the season opener vs. Toronto (March 2) ... missed the stretch of matches from at Atlanta (March 17) through at FC Cincinnati (March 30) after being listed as out with a left quad strain ... after a rehab appearance for Bethlehem, missed the match at LA Galaxy (April 13) after being listed as out with a left knee contusion ... was upgraded to questionable for the matches against Montreal (April 20) and Vancouver (April 27) but did not appear ... returned to action with a substitute appearance vs. New England (May 4), scoring his first two career MLS goals ... made his first MLS and Union start vs. Seattle (May 18) ... in his second Union start, scored his third goal of the season, vs. Colorado (May 29) ... missed the stretch of matches from vs. Chicago (July 20) through at D.C. United (August 4) with a right ankle sprain ... came off the bench to register the game-winning assist as well as an insurance goal in the 3-1 win over Atlanta United (August 31) ... made one appearance in the Open Cup, starting the Fourth Round match at D.C. United (June 12) ... for Bethlehem, Santos has made two appearances (one start), scoring one goal ... notched the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute in his Steel FC debut, at Swope Park Rangers (April 6) ... prior to the season, Santos joined Philadelphia on a transfer from Chilean club Audax Italiano.
OUTSIDE MLS: Joined Philadelphia in 2019 from Audax Italiano, of the Chilean Primera División … began his professional career in Chile, with Audax Italiano … In five seasons with Audax, Santos made 65 appearances, posting a tally of 20 goals and seven assists … 24, he made the move to the states to join Philadelphia.