|Full name||Ronald Osvaldo Cerritos Flores|
|Date of birth||January 3, 1975|
|Place of birth||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|1997–2001||San Jose Earthquakes||118||(55)|
|2005||San Jose Earthquakes||30||(6)|
|2008||Real Maryland Monarchs||15||(2)|
|D.C. United Academy U-14/15|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Cerritos has spent the bulk of his career playing in MLS, being signed by the league on March 21, 1997 and allocated to the San Jose Clash. While with San Jose he achieved great success, being named in the MLS Best XI in his first year with the club. In the offseason after 2001, however, Cerritos was traded to the Dallas Burn for Ariel Graziani. He never was able to settle in Dallas, having trouble earning a starting spot, and struggling with injuries.
After a year and a half at Dallas, during which he scored seven goals, Cerritos was traded to D.C. United for Ali Curtis and a first-round pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. Cerritos again was largely unproductive in D.C. and was cut midway through the 2004 season because his performances were not justifying his large salary, and returned to play for Alianza in his native El Salvador. After the season with Alianza he returned to MLS and his original team, with San Jose acquiring him from DC for a draft pick. During his returning season, Cerritos scored an additional 6 goals. He is 2nd on San Jose's all-time scoring list, with 61 goals and also has the honor of having the most assists, with 47. Shortly after his return to the Earthquakes, however, Cerritos was moved to Houston for the 2006 season along with his teammates. Despite his success with San Jose his resulting stint with the Houston Dynamo was short-lived, as he was released in August 2006.
He was later signed by San Salvador F.C. on a two-year deal and became an outstanding performer week in and week out, soon being recalled to the El Salvador national team to participate in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States.
In November 2007, Cerritos signed a two-year contract with expansion Real Maryland FC USL Second Division. He played fifteen games, scoring two goals, but was released by the team after their 6–0 loss to the Richmond Kickers, a game in which he did not play. On July 31, 2008, Cerritos signed with the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division. He finished the season with the RailHawks, but was not signed by the team for the 2009 season.
Cerritos has been a mainstay in the El Salvador national team, having made over 60 appearances. He made his debut for the national team against the USA on 5 December 1993 and scored his first goal for El Salvador in a 3–2 victory over Trinidad and Tobago on January 10, 1996 in a 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup match.
- Scores and results list El Salvador's goal tally first.
|1||10 January 1996||Edison International Field, Anaheim, United States||2–0||3–2||1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup|
|2||25 September 1996||Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, United States||1–1||2–1||Friendly match|
|3||29 May 1999||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, United States||2–1||2–1||Friendly match|
|4||5 March 2000||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||3–0||5–0||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||6 February 2008||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||5–0||12–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6||6 February 2008||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||10–0||12–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7||6 February 2008||Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador||12–0||12–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||26 March 2008||RFK Stadium, Washington D.C., United States||1–0||4–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
In his spare time, Cerritos enjoys playing cards and playing basketball with his friends. He enjoys spending time with his two sons and his favourite basketball team are the Los Angeles Lakers. He currently lives in Montgomery County, Maryland.
He now coaches his own soccer team for kids named International Cerritos Soccer Academy. He also coaches two U-15 club teams Calverton Revolution and Potomac Warriors.
Major League Soccer
- 1997 MLS Best XI
San Jose Earthquakes
- MLS Cup Winners (1): 2001
- Inducted to San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame: 2010
- Professional Soccer: Salvadoran star Alas signs with Real Maryland
- 2008 Real Maryland Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Cerritos to be inducted in Quakes Hall of Fame
- Fire makes most of chances, down Earthquakes 3–0 Archived 2010-10-06 at the Wayback Machine
- "Ronald Cerritos". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- "Academy player Alexis Cerritos called up to El Salvadoran National Team". 5 October 2017.