Sebastian Velasquez

Sebastian Velasquez
Sebastian Velasquez
Sebastian Velasquez
Midfielder
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Real Name: Sebastian Velasquez
HT: 5' 7" WT: 155
Age: 27 (02/11/1991)
Hometown: Greenville, S.C.

Professional Career

2017: Returned to Utah signing with the Monarchs where he played his best season as a professional, scoring nine goals and was second on the team in assists with six. Velasquez made 25 starts and played in 27 total matches for the club.

2016: Was the first player to be signed by NASL Expansion side Rayo OKC where he made 16 appearances, scoring two goals.

2015: Traded to New York City FC in December 2014, Velasquez made five starts with 12 appearances over 446 minutes for the MLS Expansion side.

2014: Appeared in 10 matches with one start notching one goal and a pair of assists for Real Salt Lake.

2013: Made 19 regular season appearances – nine of which were starts – in his second year as a pro … Recorded three assists and zero goals in the regular season … Notched his first assist in RSL’s 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC on March 30 … Provided an assist in a 2-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on May 4 … Recorded an assist in a 1-1 draw with Chicago Fire on May 25 … Appeared in all five of Real Salt Lake’s five postseason games – two of which were starts … Scored his first career goal in RSL’s 2-0 win over LA Galaxy in the second leg of the Western Conference semifinal

2012: Played nine regular season games – starting five – in his rookie season … Didn’t officially score a goal or provide an assist in league play, but did cause a play that led to a L.A. own goal in RSL’s season opening 3-1 win at the Galaxy on March 10  … Started the first three matches of the season, going 89 minutes in the opener at L.A., playing 84 minutes in RSL’s 2-0 win over New York on March 17 and going the first half in the Claret-and-Cobalt’s home loss to Chivas on March 24 … Didn’t play in RSL’s fourth of fifth game of the season, but again was in the starting lineup for games six and seven, playing 58 minutes in the team’s 2-0 win over Colorado on April 7 and going 63 minutes in the Claret-and-Cobalt’s April 14 loss at Kansas City … Made just two appearances in RSL’s next 25 league games, playing a total of 18 minutes as a sub in RSL’s win at Dallas on April 26 and in the team’s loss at San Jose on July 14 … Appeared in RSL’s final two regular season games off the bench, coming in for 19 minutes on Oct. 17 at L.A. and 27 minutes on Oct. 27 against Vancouver … Made an appearance off the bench in RSL’s 0-0 CONCACAF Champions League draw against C.S. Herediano on Oct. 23

SCOUTING REPORT: “When Sebastian is on, he’s the best player in the league… he’s extremely technical, extremely gifted and at times looks like a man among boys… the biggest game-changer in this league and we saw him do that in 2017 numerous times… with him in the midfield we have all the confidence in the world that our offense will be just as potent as 2017…”

PERSONAL: Born in Medellin, Colombia, and moved to the United States with his mother when he was 14 months old … Monitored his hopeful selection in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by watching the online coverage alongside his family in Colombia … Has one son, Armani and owns a blue French bulldog … Favorite team to FC Barcelona with his favorite player being Lionel Messi … Tried out for the Barcelona Academy when he was 17 years old


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