Greg Garza

Greg Garza
Greg Garza
Greg Garza
Real Name: Greg Garza
HT: 5' 8" WT: 165
Age: 28 (08/16/1991)
Birthplace: Grapevine, TX
Hometown: Grapevine, Texas

2019 (FC Cincinnati): Made 13 appearances, including 11 starts ... did not make the matchday 18-man roster in season opener at Seattle while recovering from a quadriceps injury (March 2) ... made FCC debut against former club, Atlanta United FC, and played 19 minutes as a second-half substitute (March 10) ... successfully completed 14-of-16 passes ... made second consecutive substitute appearance against Portland (March 17) ... created three chances in nine minutes of match action ... made first FC Cincinnati start and wore the captain’s armband at New England (March 24) … was named to MLS Week 4 Team of the Week for his performance... led all FC Cincinnati players with four tackles and recorded five clearances along with two interceptions ... wore the captain’s armband for a second consecutive match against Philadelphia (March 30) ... started and played 90 minutes against Sporting Kansas City (April 7) ... missed five consecutive matches after suffering a calf injury: at LAFC (April 13), against Real Salt Lake (April 19), at New York Red Bulls (April 27) at Philadelphia (May 1) and at San Jose (May 4) ... returned to the starting lineup and played 90 minutes against Montreal (May 11) … started and played 10 minutes at Orlando (May 19) ... left the match early with a calf injury ... missed 12 consecutive matches because of a calf injury ... returned to the starting lineup for the first time in more than three months at FC Dallas (Aug. 31) ... started and played 60 minutes ... was replaced by Andrew Gutman in the second half ... started and played 90 minutes in first career start at center back against Toronto FC (Sept. 7) ... started and played 90 minutes at Montreal (Sept. 14) ... started and played 90 minutes against Chicago (Sept. 21)  ... started and played 90 minutes against Orlando City SC (Sept. 29) ... started and played 90 minutes at D.C. United (Oct. 6).

2018 (Atlanta United FC): Made 11 appearances, 10 starts, scored one goal and added two assists in MLS regular-season matches … claimed first-ever MLS Cup title … played 89 minutes in Atlanta United’s first-ever MLS Cup match … started in all five playoff games for Atlanta United, tallying 442 post-season minutes… returned to MLS regular-season action against Toronto FC (Oct. 28) after being hampered by a shoulder injury … Garza scored his lone goal of the season in the 29th minute against NYC FC (March 15) … tallied first assist of the season against D.C. United (March 11)… added another assist against Chicago Fire (May 5) and against Orlando City FC (May 13) … picked up a red card in the 71st minute in a home game against NY Red Bulls (May 20) and suffered an injury in the play … missed 21 matches after undergoing successful shoulder surgery.

2017 (Atlanta United FC): Made 26 appearances, including 25 starts, scored two goals and added five assists in his first season with Atlanta United FC … named to the 2017 MLS All-Star team…made his MLS debut against New York Red Bulls (March 5) … started and played the full 90 minutes in all of the first nine games of the season … scored his first MLS goal against Vancouver Whitecaps (June 3) … tallied his first assist of the season against Minnesota United (March 12) … recorded an assist in consecutive games against San Jose (July 4) and Orlando City (July 21)… scored his second goal of the season and first goal at home against FC Dallas (Sept. 10)… tallied an assist against Philadelphia Union (August 26) and New England Revolution (Sept. 13) … started against Real Madrid (Aug. 12) in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game … exited 2017 MLS All-Star Game in the 17th minute after suffering a shoulder injury… missed the last three regular season games after suffering a left hamstring injury against New England (Sept. 30) in the 27th minute … missed Atlanta’s lone playoff game  due to injury… finished the season with 2,150 minutes played.

2016-17 (Tijuana): Made two appearances during the 2016 Liga MX Apertura, totaling 109 minutes… appeared twice for Tijuana’s Under-20 team, logging 91 minutes.

2016 (Tijuana): Appeared in the last two regular season games for Tijuana’s Under-20 team, recording 90 minutes.

2015 (Atlas): Made five appearances and five starts across all competitions … made his debut with Atlas against Queretaro (July 25) … played in three Liga MX games and two Copa MX games… he missed the remainder of the season after hip surgery in September.

2014-15 (Tijuana): Made 31 appearances, including 28 starts, across all competitions … made 15 appearances, including 13 starts, in the 2015 Liga MX Clausura… scored lone goal of the season against Atlas (May 1) … played the full 90 minutes in nine matches of the Liga Mx Clausura … received first of three yellow cards in the season against Tigres (Jan. 24)… made 15 appearances, including 14 starts, in the 2014 Liga MX Apertura … played the entirety of the game in 12 of his 14 starts … received  lone yellow card of the season against Puebla (July 18) in the 53rd minute… appeared and started a single game in the 2014 Copa MX Apertura… logged 2,424 minutes across all competitions.

2013-14 (Tijuana): Appeared in 25 games, including 15 starts, across all competitions… made seven appearances, and four starts during the 2014 Liga MX Clausura… made six appearances, and five starts during the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League … logged 457 minutes during the CONCACAF Champions League… played the entirety of both quarterfinal games against LA Galaxy (March 14 & 19)… booked with a yellow card in the 62nd minute against LA Galaxy (March 19) …. made 16 appearances, and six starts during the 2013 Liga MX Apertura … received lone yellow card of the season in the 90th minute against Pachuca (July 31).

2012-13 (Tijuana): 2012 Liga MX Apertura Champion… made 21 appearances, with 13 starts, across all competitions… made six appearances, with four starts, during the 2012 Liga MX Apertura… scored his first professional goal in the 28th minute against Santos Laguna (Oct. 14) … appeared as a substitute during the 2012 Liguilla Apertura quarterfinals against Monterrey (Nov. 16 &19) … scored his first playoff goal against Monterrey (Nov. 16) … appeared in four games, including one start, in the 2013 Copa Libertadores… after not appearing in the first two games, appeared in four consecutive group stage games… recorded 128 minutes in the Copa Libertadores…started in two games of the 2013 Liga MX Clausura after not appearing in the first nine games… booked with a yellow card in the 60th minute against Queretaro( March 10)…made seven appearances, including six starts, in the 2012 Copa MX Apertura…logged 553 minutes during the 2012 Copa MX Apertura.

2011-12 (Tijuana): Appeared in five games, including two starts, in his first season with Tijuana… made his debut with the Xolos against Morelia (Jan. 7) after coming on as a sub in the 72nd minute… started the final two games of the season… played the entire 90 minutes against San Luis (April 22).

2010-11 (Estoril): Made four appearances across all competitions with Estoril… made his professional debut in an Allianz Cup game against Penafiel (Jan. 2) … debuted in the Ledman Liga Pro against Santa Clara (April 17)… missed two matches due to being called up to the United States U-20 Men’s National Team.

International (United States): Has made 10 career appearances, including seven starts, with the United States Men’s National Team… started in a group stage game against Haiti (July 11) in the 2015 Gold Cup … has made nine appearances with United States in International Friendlies…. debuted with the national team in a friendly against Czech Republic (Sept. 3, 2014) … appeared and started in three games for the United States U-20 Men’s National Team during the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Personal: Born August 16, 1991 in Grapevine, Texas … spent youth playing with São Paulo, Dallas Texans, and Sporting CP.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2019FC Cincinnati131109080005210
2018Atlanta United1110192735213121
2017Atlanta United262522150512523420
Career Totals-504633985817741751
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