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Darwin Adelso Cerén Delgado (born 31 December 1989) is a Salvadoran professional footballer who plays as a midfielder, for the Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo and is captain of the El Salvador national team.[2]

Darwin Cerén
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Cerén playing for San Jose Earthquakes in 2017
Personal information
Full name Darwin Adelso Cerén Delgado
Date of birth (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Quezaltepeque, El Salvador
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 24
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2014 Juventud Independiente 87 (15)
2014 Orlando City (USL) 23 (2)
2015–2016 Orlando City 42 (2)
2016–2017 San Jose Earthquakes 33 (0)
2018– Houston Dynamo 24 (1)
National team
2012 El Salvador U23 3 (0)
2012– El Salvador 41 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2018

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Club careerEdit

Juventud IndependienteEdit

Darwin began his professional career with Juventud Independiente in 2009 along with his brother Oscar. He helped lift them from the second division to the first division. In total, he made 87 appearance for the club and scored 15 goals before departing in February 2014.[2] In the summer of 2013, he went on trial with Balıkesirspor of the Turkish second division, but a deal was never worked out.[3]

Orlando City SCEdit

It was announced on 6 February 2014 that Ceren had signed for Orlando City SC of the USL Pro for the 2014 USL Pro season and for 2015 as OCSC enter Major League Soccer, becoming the club's third addition to their MLS roster.[2] Cerén went on to make 22 league appearances for the club, scoring two goals and assisting on three others, during the 2014 USL Pro season, Orlando City's last in the league before making the jump to Major League Soccer.[4] Cerén also won the Commissioner's Cup with the club during his first season before Orlando's surprise defeat to the Harrisburg City Islanders in the first round of the playoffs which saw Orlando eliminated.[5]

San Jose EarthquakesEdit

Darwin Cerén was acquired by the San Jose Earthquakes on 3 August 2016 in exchange for midfielder Matías Pérez García and an international roster slot through the end of the 2016 MLS season.[6]

Houston DynamoEdit

On 19 January 2018, Cerén was traded to Houston Dynamo in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money and $75,000 in Targeted Allocation Money.[7] He made his Dynamo debut on 3 March 2018 in a 4-0 win over Atlanta United, a game in which he scored his first goal since 2015. Cerén helped the Dynamo win the 2018 US Open Cup.[8]

International careerEdit

Darwin Cerén made his debut for El Salvador in a friendly against New Zealand on 24 May 2012. The game ended in a 2–2 draw.[2] He scored his first goal against Venezuela in a 2–1 loss.[9][10][11][12]

Cerén captained El Salvador in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup through four matches and led the squad to a 2–0 defeat in the quarterfinals to the United States, in the process drawing heated criticism for biting US defender Omar Gonzalez in the back on a corner kick during the game.[13] He received a three-match international ban for this.[14][15][16]

Personal lifeEdit

In early 2015, Cerén received his U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[17]

Cerén is married to Delia, and has three children.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of matches played 1 November 2018
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Juventud 201112 Primera División 28 0 28 0
201213 34 10 34 10
201314 21 5 21 5
Total 83 15 83 15
Orlando City (USL) 2014 USL 23 2 2[a] 0 25 2
Total 23 2 2 0 25 2
Orlando City 2015 MLS 26 2 2 0 26 2
2016 16 0 0 0 16 0
Total 42 2 2 0 44 2
San Jose Earthquakes 2016 MLS 12 0 0 0 12 0
2017 22 0 1 0 1[b] 0 24 0
Total 34 0 1 0 1 0 36 0
Houston Dynamo 2018 MLS 24 1 3 0 27 1
Total 24 1 3 0 0 0 27 1
Career total 210 20 8 0 1 0 215 20
  1. ^ Appearances in U.S. Open Cup
  2. ^ Appearances in MLS Cup Playoffs

InternationalEdit

As of matches played 1 December 2017.[18]
El Salvador national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 4 0
2013 12 1
2014 7 0
2015 5 1
2016 3 0
2017 8 0
Total 39 2

International goalsEdit

As of 15 July 2015[18]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 22 May 2013 Estadio Metropolitano de Mérida, Mérida, Venezuela   Venezuela
1–0
1–2
Friendly
2 16 June 2015 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador   Saint Kitts and Nevis
1–0
4–1
2018 FIFA World Cup Q

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://static.fifa.com/fifa-tournaments/players-coaches/people=354422/index.html
  2. ^ a b c d "ORLANDO CITY SC ANNOUNCES DARWIN CEREN AS THIRD MLS PLAYER SIGNING". Orlando City SC. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  3. ^ Melara, Gabriela. "Darwin Cerén no fichará con Balikesirspor de Turquía". laprensagrafica.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 10 February 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 Stats". USL Pro. Archived from the original on 21 October 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Hoppenot, City Islanders Stun Lions". USL Pro. Archived from the original on 11 November 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Earthquakes acquire Darwin Ceren in trade with Orlando City SC". 3 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Dynamo acquire midfielder Darwin Ceren in trade with San Jose". 19 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Darwin Cerén". houstondynamo.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ "VENEZUELA VS. EL SALVADOR 2 – 1". soccerway.com. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  10. ^ Gráfico, El. "Darwin Cerén ya luce la nueva camisa de la selección salvadoreña".
  11. ^ Gráfica, La Prensa. "Darwin Cerén motiva a sus compañeros con esta foto en Instagram". La Prensa Gráfica.
  12. ^ Gráfico, El. "Darwin Cerén pide acierto en la delantera de El Salvador".
  13. ^ Steve Goff (20 July 2017). "Beyond 'nipple-gate': CONCACAF looks into alleged bite during U.S.'s odd Gold Cup win". Washington Post. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Gold Cup: Henry Romero & Darwin Ceren get bans after bites". BBC. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Darwin Cerén, nuevo jugador del Houston Dynamo".
  16. ^ "Darwin Cerén, de Quezalte al mundo - elsalvador.com". 6 December 2017.
  17. ^ Tenorio, Paul. "Carolina Challenge Cup Game 1: Orlando City vs. New York City FC".
  18. ^ a b "Darwin Ceren". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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