Erik Hurtado

Erik Hurtado (born November 15, 1990) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a forward for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer.

Erik Hurtado
Personal information
Full name Erik Hurtado
Date of birth (1990-11-15) November 15, 1990
Place of birth Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Sporting Kansas City
Number 19
Youth career
2007–2009 Westside Metros
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Santa Clara Broncos 77 (33)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Portland Timbers U23s 18 (14)
2013–2018 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 105 (12)
2015Whitecaps FC 2 (loan) 2 (0)
2015Mjøndalen (loan) 11 (0)
2016Whitecaps FC 2 (loan) 2 (0)
2019– Sporting Kansas City 13 (2)
2019Swope Park Rangers (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2008 United States U18 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 20, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 25, 2013


Hurtado was drafted fifth overall in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft by Vancouver Whitecaps FC on January 17, 2013.[2] Hurtado scored his first MLS goal against Columbus Crew on May 10, 2014. The lone goal earned the Whitecaps their first road win of the season.[3]

Hurtado was traded to Sporting Kansas City on December 14, 2018, in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft and a first-round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.[4]


  1. Erik Hurtado. "Erik Hurtado | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  2. "VWFC add wingers Kekuta Manneh and Erik Hurtado in 2013 MLS SuperDraft". Vancouver Whitecaps FC. January 17, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  3. Farhan Devji. "Whitecaps FC earn 1-0 road victory over Columbus Crew, extend unbeaten run to four matches | Vancouver Whitecaps FC". Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  4. "Sporting KC acquires forward Erik Hurtado via trade | Sporting Kansas City".

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