2018 (Columbus): Luis Argudo made 18 regular-season appearances (two starts as a central attacking midfielder and four starts as a left midfielder) for Crew SC this season. He made substitute appearances on the road against Toronto FC (March 3), at home against the Montreal Impact (March 10) and on the road against the Philadelphia Union (March 17). Against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (March 31), Argudo returned to the pitch in a substitute appearance, coming in for Cristian Martinez. Argudo did not make an appearance in matches from a road match against the Chicago Fire (April 7) to a road match against D.C. United (April 14) after being listed as out with a left knee injury. He missed a home contest against the New England Revolution (April 21) after being listed as questionable with a left knee injury. Argudo made his first start of the season in a home match against the Philadelphia Union (May 9) as a central attacking midfielder, and he returned to the starting lineup in a road match against the New England Revolution (May 19) as a left midfielder. He came on a substitute for Cristian Martinez in the 64th minute of a home match against Atlanta United FC (June 13). Argudo returned to the starting lineup in consecutive matches from a road match against Los Angeles FC (June 23) to a road match against the LA Galaxy (July 7). In that span, he also made a substitute appearance in an international friendly at home against Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa (July 3). Argudo also made a substitute appearance against New York City FC (July 14) in MLS regular-season action. He returned to the starting lineup in a home match against Orlando City SC (July 21). Argudo made a substitute appearances in a road match against Atlanta United FC (August 19), in a home match against New York City FC (September 1) and in a road match against the Portland Timbers (September 19). Argudo made one appearance (one start at central attacking midfielder) for Crew SC in the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. He started in an Eastern Conference Semifinals home match against the New York Red Bulls (November 4). Argudo made one appearance (one start as a central midfielder) in a 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round home match against the Chicago Fire (June 6), registering an assist in the 114th minute.
Argudo played two seasons at Wake Forest University from 2016-2017, making 48 appearances (40 starts), while registering nine goals and 10 assists. In 2016, his first year at Wake Forest, Argudo made 25 appearances (17 starts) and tallied one goal and four assists. In 2017, his senior year, he made 23 appearances (all starts), scoring eight goals and six assists en route to being named to the 2017 All-South Region team. Prior to joining Wake Forest, Argudo attended Elon University Phoenix from 2014-2015, where he made 39 appearances (29 starts) and recorded one goal and three assists. During his freshman year, Argudo made 18 appearances (10 starts), scoring one goal and notching one assist. He followed that up by making 21 appearances (19 starts) in 2015, recording two assists.
Selected in the Third Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft with the 21st pick (67th overall) on January 21, 2018; signed on March 1, 2018
Name: Luis Argudo (pronounced: loo-EES are-GOO-doe)
Born: December 13, 1995 in Queens, New York
Hometown: Queens, New York
Citizenship: United States
Previous Experience: Wake Forest University (2016-2017), Elon University Phoenix (2014-2015)
Argudo is the son of Luis and Marcela. He has an older brother and an older sister. In his free time, Argudo likes to do things with his friends and playing the FIFA video game series. His favorite dish is the Bandeja Paisa, a Colombian dish. Argudo loves rock music and cites Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as his favorite bands. His favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy and his favorite TV show is The Office. Growing up, he supported FC Barcelona and looked up to Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta. If he could go anywhere in the world he would go to Greece. Argudo speaks Spanish and English.