Player Details


Aaron Herrera


5' 11"


157 lbs

Date of Birth

6.6.1997 (24)





Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category


Player Category

MLS Regular Season
MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Acquired: Signed to a Homegrown contract by Real Salt Lake on December 15, 2017


College: New Mexico

Professional Career

2020 Real Salt Lake: Starting all 20 of his appearances in a shortened 2020 MLS season, Herrera capped off another solid year with 42 tackles and a tackle percentage of 85.7%. He also recorded one assist in 1,796 minutes played.

2019 Real Salt Lake: In his second season with the club, Herrera made the switch from left back to right back. He saw the starting eleven in 33 of his 34 match appearances, more than doubling his total games played in 2018. Herrera recorded a career-high four assists in a team-leading 2,948 minutes and led the team with 63 tackles. Herrera was voted the RSL Defensive Player of the Year for his performances during the 2019 season.

2018 Real Salt Lake: In his rookie season, Herrera cemented himself as the first choice left back on RSL’s back line where he played in 16 matches while making 14 starts. Herrera played a total of 1,236 minutes in his first year as a professional.

2016-17 FC Tucson: Herrera made 11 appearances with USL2 club FC Tucson.

2012-2015 RSL Academy: Herrera was a standout with the RSL Academy for three years, twice reaching the USSDA National Championship.

International Career (USA)

2019: Herrera started for the U.S. U-23 squad in a 1-0 loss against Brazil U-23 on November 14, 2019.

2017: Herrera made 10 appearances across both the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, including five starts to help the group win the final and the 2017 U-20 World Cup in South Korea during the squads run to the quarter-finals.

2015-2016: Herrera appeared in six international friendlies for the U.S. U-20 squad and recorded 2 assists.