Rony Argueta

Rony Alexander Argueta (born January 4, 1991) is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC in the USL Championship.

Rony Argueta
Personal information
Full name Rony Alexander Argueta
Date of birth (1991-01-04) January 4, 1991
Place of birth Fountain Valley, California, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Ventura County Fusion 0 (0)
2015–2016 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 55 (3)
2017 Celaya 1 (0)
2017 Colorado Springs Switchbacks 31 (1)
2018 Fresno FC 23 (3)
2019– Colorado Springs Switchbacks 31 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 25, 2019

Early life and education

Argueta was born in Fountain Valley, California, but was raised in Costa Mesa, California.[1] He attended Estancia High School where he played for the varsity soccer team for three years.[2] While there, he also competed in football and tennis.

Argueta later enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He joined the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos men's soccer team to play college soccer, but made no appearances for the team. He later joined UCSB's club soccer team.[2]

Playing career

Argueta joined USL PDL club Ventura County Fusion just prior to their play-off run in 2014.[3] He appeared twice in the 2014 PDL season playoffs, scoring once.[4][5]

Argueta turned professional with USL franchise Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, signing a contract in January 2015.[1] In his first year with the club, he made 24 appearances and scored twice.[6] He was re-signed for the following season.[7] Argueta won the Back Chat Supporters 2016 Young Player of the Season award.

On December 17, 2016 it was announced via Twitter he had joined Celaya F.C..[8]

On February 9, 2017, it was announced that Switchbacks FC had brought back Argueta for the 2017 season.[9]

On December 15, 2017, it was announced that Argueta had signed with USL side Fresno FC for the 2018 season.[10]

References

  1. Smith, Amanda (January 30, 2015). "SFC Introduces 2015 Player – Rony Argueta". Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. Peñaloza, David Carrillo (May 13, 2015). "Soccer: Argueta shines, but Blues win". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. "2014 Ventura County Fusion roster and statistics". United Soccer Leagues. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  4. "BYU Cougars at Ventura County Fusion 0:1". United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  5. "Ventura County Fusion at Kitsap Pumas 3:4". United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  6. "2015 USL Statistics CS Switchbacks FC". United Soccer Leagues. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  7. "Switchbacks FC's Miguel Gonzalez, Rony Argueta & Saeed Robinson Will Return for 2016 Season". KKTV. December 9, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  8. "TorosCelayaCD on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-12-31.
  9. Huber, Joel (9 February 2017). "Switchbacks re-sign Rony Argueta; Add Sean McFarlane to 2017 Squad".
  10. Moreno, Angel (15 December 2017). "The Foxes add midfielder Rony Argueta".
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