Darwin Cerén

Darwin Cerén
Darwin Cerén
Darwin Cerén
Real Name: Darwin Cerén
HT: 5' 10" WT: 165
Age: 31 (12/31/1989)
Birthplace: Quezaltepeque, El Salvador
Hometown: Quezaltepeque, El Salvador

Two-way Salvadoran midfielder acquired via trade on January 19, 2018. Possesses a Green Card as a naturalized American citizen and does not occupy an International roster slot.


Came off the bench in a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Feb. 29


Started and scored his first goal of the season in 2-1 loss to New England on June 29… Came on as an 80th-minute sub vs. San Jose on April 13 to help close out a 2-1 win over his former team… Made his 100th career appearance in MLS competition, starting and going all 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Montreal on March 9… Leagues Cup: Started and played all 90 minutes in penalty shootout loss to Club America on July 24… Concacaf Champions League: Started and played all 90 minutes in 2-1 series-clinching win over CD Guastatoya on Feb. 26… Came on as a substitute for Juan David Cabezas in the 69th minute of Houston's 1-0 win at CD Guastatoya on Feb. 19


Started in 20 matches in his first season with the Dynamo… Missed a 1-0 loss at Columbus on Aug. 11 due to a red card received in a 1-0 loss against Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 4… Missed a 2-1 loss at Portland on July 28 due to yellow card accumulation… Returned to the Starting XI in a 3-0 win against Minnesota on July 7… Saw action in a 2-1 loss against C.F. Monterrey in the BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup on June 29… Missed six matches due to an injury on his right knee suffered in a 2-2 draw at Vancouver on May 11… Made his first start for the Dynamo in a 2-1 loss against Vancouver on March 10… Made his Dynamo debut when he came in for MF Juan David Cabezas in the 15th minute of a 4-0 win against Atlanta United on March 3, scoring the fourth goal of the match in first-half stoppage time… Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: Played in three matches with two starts and recorded an assist in a 4-2 win against Sporting Kansas City on July 18 helping lead the team to the semifinals… Helped the Dynamo lift their first ever U.S. Open Cup on Sep. 26


Appeared in 21 matches with 19 starts for San Jose Earthquakes… Collected two assists… Playoffs: Started San Jose's lone playoff match in the Western Conference Knockout Round… Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: Started in a loss at Sporting Kansas City on Aug. 9


Orlando City SC: Appeared in 16 matches with 14 starts for Orlando City… Dished two assists for the Lions… Traded to San Jose Earthquakes on August 3… San Jose Earthquakes: Made 12 appearances with nine starts for San Jose


Won fan vote to claim the MLS Latino del Año award… Made 26 appearances with 25 starts… Made his MLS debut in a 1-0 victory at Houston on March 13… Scored his first MLS goal in a 4-0 win against LA Galaxy on May 17… Dished his first MLS assist in a 5-3 loss against New York City FC on July 26… Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: Started in two matches for Orlando City SC


Helped lead Juventud Independiente out of the second division and into the Salvadoran premier league… In El Salvador he made 83 total appearances and recorded 15 goals as a defensive midfielder… Before signing in MLS, he trialed with Turkish second-division team Balıkesirspor in the summer of 2013


Debuted for El Salvador in 2012 and has 44 caps, occasionally serving as captain… He appeared in all three of El Salvador’s matches at the 2015 Gold Cup, and featured for La Selecta in 2018 World Cup Qualifying

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2021Houston Dynamo8102271006100
2020Houston Dynamo201811535414624130
2019Houston Dynamo135153004211010
2018Houston Dynamo24201185808242091
2017San Jose Earthquakes211901642217233032
2016San Jose Earthquakes1290891016217030
2016Orlando City SC161401222214124111
2015Orlando City SC262522254229753060
Career Totals-14011151015911102222103264
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