Santiago Patiño (born 10 March 1997) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays as a forward for Orlando City. Having played college soccer for the FIU Panthers, he was selected third overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by Orlando City.
|Date of birth||10 March 1997|
|Place of birth||Medellín, Colombia|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|2018||Seattle Sounders U-23||14||(9)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2019|
Youth and college
He played college soccer at Florida International University from 2015 to 2018, scoring 37 goals in 69 matches. He was a three time All-Conference USA selection and named MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in his junior year.
Before they selected him in the draft, Orlando City had tried to sign Patiño as a Homegrown Player but the move was controversially blocked by MLS. The team's Executive VP of soccer operations Luiz Muzzi continued to argue the case throughout the Combine and events leading up to the draft stating "We feel like the league did us wrong on this one." Orlando eventually decided to draft him with their #3 overall pick despite the selection being seen as a reach with Orlando City head coach James O'Connor describing the move as "a message to all our other homegrowns." He made his professional debut on March 16, 2019 in a 3–1 defeat to Montreal Impact, coming on as a 74th minute substitute and assisting Dom Dwyer's goal in stoppage time.
|Seattle Sounders U-23||2018||14||9||0||0||–||0||0||14||9|
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