Luis Felipe Fernandes

Luis Felipe Fernandes Rodrigues (born January 29, 1996), or simply Luis Felipe, is a Brazilian-American soccer player for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.[1]

Luis Felipe
Personal information
Full name Luis Felipe Fernandes Rodrigues
Date of birth (1996-01-29) January 29, 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Mineola, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 1.23 in (1.86 m)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Number 96
Youth career
Cruzeiro
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 37 (0)
2017 Reno 1868 26 (5)
2018– San Jose Earthquakes 16 (0)
2018–Reno 1868 (loan) 13 (1)
National team
United States U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 19, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 5, 2016

CareerEdit

North American Soccer LeagueEdit

On January 25, 2016, he signed his first professional contract with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He was praised by Head Coach and General Manager Caio Zanardi: “We are confident that in our system he can develop his potential and blossom into a wonderful player for our team.”[2] He started his first match on April 7, 2016 and his performance was considered "shining".[3] Luis Felipe Fernandes was in 2016's season the player of Fort Lauderdale Strikers with most minutes played. He was nominated for the Young Player of the Year of NASL.

United Soccer LeagueEdit

Luis Felipe signed with USL side and San Jose Earthquakes affiliate Reno 1868 FC on May 12, 2017.[4] He scored his first goal for the team on June 7 in Reno's 3-2 victory over Rio Grande Valley FC and assisted the winning goal eleven minutes later.[5] Fernandes made his first appearance for San Jose as a 33rd minute substitution for Tommy Thompson during the MLS side's 4-1 friendly victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.[6]

Major League SoccerEdit

Luis Felipe was signed by the San Jose Earthquakes on December 14, 2017, along with Reno teammates Chris Wehan and Jimmy Ockford.[7] He was then sent back to Reno on a temporary loan basis, playing in Reno's 2018 home opener against Swope Park Rangers.[8]

StatisticsEdit

Statistics accurate as of 19 March 2018.

Club Season League Open Cup MLS Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2016 31 0 4 0 35 0
Total 31 0 4 0 35 0
Reno 1868 FC 2017 27 5 2 0 29 5
Total 27 5 2 0 29 5
San Jose Earthquakes 2018 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reno 1868 FC (loan) 2018 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 59 5 6 0 0 0 65 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "L. FERNANDES". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ "U.S. YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER FERNANDES SIGNS". Strikers.com. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  3. ^ Eglit, Pasha. "U.S. YOUTH INTERNATIONAL LUIS FELIPE FERNANDES SHINES IN PRO DEBUT". NASL. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Reno 1868 signs Luis Fernandes". KOLO TV. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Reno 1868 F.C. Tops Rio Grande Valley F.C." KTVN. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  6. ^ "RECAP: Earthquakes Defeat Bundesliga's Eintracht Frankfurt 4-1". San Jose Earthquakes. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  7. ^ "EARTHQUAKES SIGN WEHAN, OCKFORD AND FELIPE". Reno 1868 FC. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Reno 1868 FC vs Swope Park Rangers". United Soccer League. 17 Mar 2018. Archived from the original on 19 March 2018. Retrieved 19 Mar 2018.

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