Erik Virgen

Erik Virgen (born November 18, 1999) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for FC Tucson in USL League One.

Erik Virgen
Personal information
Full name Erik Virgen
Date of birth (1999-11-18) November 18, 1999
Place of birth Tucson, Arizona, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Tucson
Number 50
Youth career
FC Tucson
2015–2017 Real Salt Lake
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 New Mexico Lobos 17 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 FC Tucson 3 (0)
2019– FC Tucson 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 02:20, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Career

Born in Tucson, Arizona, Virgen started his career in the youth set-up of FC Tucson.[1] He then spent two years with the Real Salt Lake academy side before playing college soccer for the New Mexico Lobos in 2018.[1] He also appeared for FC Tucson when the club participated in the USL PDL, making three appearances in 2017.[2]

On May 18, 2019, Virgen signed his first professional contract with FC Tucson in USL League One.[1] The next month, on June 8, Virgen made his competitive debut for the club in a League One match against the Richmond Kickers. He started and played the whole match as the match ended 0–0.[3] He then scored his first professional goal on August 24 in a league match against Orlando City B. He scored FC Tucson's third goal in the 69th-minute as the club won 3–1.[4]

International

Virgen has been part of the United States U15 and United States U18 sides.[1]

Career statistics

As of October 17, 2019[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
FC Tucson 2017 PDL300030
FC Tucson 2019 USL League One16100161
Career total 1910000191

References

  1. "Tucson Native Erik Virgen Joins FC Tucson for the 2019 Season". FC Tucson. May 18, 2019. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
  2. "Erik Virgen USL PDL". USL League Two.
  3. "FC Tucson 0-0 Richmond Kickers". Soccerway.
  4. "FC Tucson 3-1 Orlando City B". Soccerway.
  5. Erik Virgen at Soccerway
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