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Andrés Alexander Flores Mejía (born 31 August 1990) is a Salvadoran professional footballer, who plays for the Portland Timbers in Major League Soccer.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Andrés Flores
Andrés Flores Timbers (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Andrés Alexander Flores Mejía
Date of birth (1990-08-31) August 31, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current team
Portland Timbers
Number 14
Youth career
1998–2005 Academia La Chelona
2006–2008 River Plate
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Isidro Metapán 80 (8)
2012Viborg (loan) 2 (1)
2014New York Cosmos (loan) 8 (1)
2015–2017 New York Cosmos 71 (9)
2018– Portland Timbers 41 (1)
2019– Portland Timbers 2 1 (0)
National team
2002–2004 El Salvador U15
2005–2006 El Salvador U17 7 (3)
2007–2009 El Salvador U20 5 (1)
2010 El Salvador U21
2012 El Salvador U23 5 (3)
2008– El Salvador 57 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 October 2019

Club careerEdit

Nicknamed Ruso, Flores was signed by top Argentine side River Plate and played for River Plate's Reserves team in 2006–2008. He impressed in Argentina, but was unable to stay due to his age.

Upon returning to El Salvador he signed with A.D. Isidro Metapán in 2009. During his time with the club Metapán enjoyed the greatest period in its history capturing four domestic titles, the last one in December 2011.

On 29 January 2012, Flores signed to first division Danish club Viborg FF. Due to injury he only played one league game, but played several games in the Danish Cup, where he scored two goals. He did not renew his contract with Viborg and went back to El Salvador to play with Metapán.

New York CosmosEdit

On 18 July 2014, the New York Cosmos announced that Flores would be signed on loan from Turín FESA F.C.. The 23-year-old made his first appearance for the New York Cosmos on 2 August 2014 in a 1-0 loss against the Carolina RailHawks.[11]

On 9 August 2014, Flores scored his first goal for the Cosmos in a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks.[12] Flores battled a hamstring injury towards the end of the season and finished the year with one goal and one assist in eight appearances (seven starts) for the Cosmos.[13] Flores also earned NASL Fall Team of the Week honors twice (Week 5, Week 13).

Flores earned multiple call-ups to the El Salvador national team while with the Cosmos including to Copa Centoramericana and multiple friendly matches.[14]

In the 2015 NASL season, Flores started 11 times in 20 appearances, logging 1,044 minutes, while picking up three goals and three assists.

Portland TimbersEdit

In January 2018, Flores signed with Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.[15]

International careerEdit

Flores started playing for the U-15 national team, and has been an essential player in the youth national teams. In 2008, El Salvador's manager Carlos de los Cobos called the young Flores to train with the senior team. He made his debut for El Salvador in a March 2008 friendly match against Trinidad & Tobago but was overlooked from May 2008 on, only to be recalled for a September 2010 friendly against Honduras. Flores took part at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He was subbed-on at the 78th minute in exchange for Léster Blanco in a friendly on 7 August 2011 against Venezuela. Flores was named as the captain of the El Salvador squad for 2014 Copa Centroamericana. Flores started four matches for El Salvador during the tournament and led the team to an overall record of 2-0-2 (W-D-L) and a fourth-place finish in the tournament.[16][17]

In August 2018, Flores became a United States citizen.[18]

International caps and goalsEdit

El Salvador's goal tally first.



  1. ^ "Andrés Flores, feliz por convocatoria a Copa Oro".
  2. ^ "Andrés Flores pelea por un puesto poco habitual para Copa Oro".
  3. ^ "Andrés Flores y el Cosmos de Nueva York se quedan sin entrenador".
  4. ^ "El toque salvadoreño en la MLS".
  5. ^ "Andrés "Ruso" Flores ya luce los colores del Timbers".
  6. ^ ""Llego a Timbers en un buen momento de mi carrera"".
  7. ^ "Andrés "el Ruso" Flores debutó con el Timbers de Portland en la MLS".
  8. ^ "Andrés Flores: "Me encanta ir a la selección, pero ya llegará el momento de tomar decisiones"".
  9. ^ "Salvadoreños vieron acción en la MLS de Estados Unidos".
  10. ^ "Andrés "el Ruso" Flores y el Portland Timbers son cuartos en la MLS".
  11. ^ "Oops! Sorry, something went wrong - New York Cosmos". New York Cosmos.
  12. ^ "Oops! Sorry, something went wrong - New York Cosmos". New York Cosmos.
  13. ^ "Oops! Sorry, something went wrong - New York Cosmos". New York Cosmos.
  14. ^ "Cosmos' Flores called up for Copa Centroamericana; Miller on-call for Costa Rica". Empire of Soccer.
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  16. ^ "Andrés Flores volverá a ser el capitán de selección".
  17. ^ "Andrés Flores: "Queremos explotar nuestras virtudes ante México"".
  18. ^ "Portland Timbers midfielder Andres Flores is now a U.S. citizen".

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