Updated through September 3, 2019
2019 (Columbus): Luis Diaz has made nine regular-season appearances (five starts as a right midfielder) in 2019, scoring one goal and providing three assists. 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 did not make an appearance in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
As of September 11, 2019
At the international level, Diaz has earned one cap for the Costa Rica national team. The midfielder made his debut in 2019 coming into a friendly against Uruguay (September 6) and recording 28 minutes of action.
TRANSACTION: Columbus Crew SC acquired midfielder Luis Diaz 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)