Updated through October 6, 2019
2019 (Columbus): Luis Diaz made 13 regular-season appearances (ninestarts as a right midfielder) in 2019, scoring two goals and providing four assists since joining the Club on July 2. He made his 2019 regular-season debut in a road contest against the Chicago Fire (July 17) coming into the match as a substitute for Eduardo Sosa in the 65th minute. Diaz marked the occasion by also recording his first career assist on Romario Williams 90th minute goal. Diaz recorded his first career MLS start during a road match against the San Jose Earthquakes (August 3), playing all 90 minutes of the contest and marking the occasion by providing the assist of Gyasi Zardes’ 65th minute goal. Diaz returned to the starting lineup during a road contest against FC Cincinnati (August 25) playing 65 minutes. He recorded his second goal (first game-winning) of the 2019 regular-season during a road contest against Atlanta United (September 14). Following his efforts against Atlanta, Diaz was named to MLSSoccer.com’s Team of the Week. He tallied his third regular-season assist in a 2-0 home victory against the Philadelphia Union (September 29). Diaz did not make an appearance in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
As of October 13, 2019
At the internatoinal level, Diaz has earned two caps with the Costa Rica National Team since making his debut as a substitute earlier this year in a friendly against Uruguay (September 6). He earned his second cap in a Concacaf Nations League group stage match in 2019 against Curacao (October 13).
ACQUIRED: Luis Diaz joined Crew SC from Club Sport Herediano as a Young Designated Player on July 2, 2019.
Name: Luis Diaz (loo-EES DEE-as)
Born: December 6, 1998 in Nicoya, Costa Rica
Hometown: Nicoya, Costa Rica
Citizenship: Costa Rica
Acquired: Acquired by Crew SC from Club Sport Herediano as a Young Designated Player on July 2, 2019. He will occupy an international roster slot on Crew SC’s roster.
Previous Experience: Club Sport Herediano (2018-2019), Municipal Grecia FC (2016-2018)