Yamil Asad

Yamil Rodrigo Asad (born 27 July 1994) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for D.C. United in MLS.

Yamil Asad
Asad in August 2017
Personal information
Full name Yamil Rodrigo Asad
Date of birth (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994
Place of birth San Antonio de Padua, Argentina
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Youth career
Vélez Sarsfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2019 Vélez Sarsfield 55 (4)
2017Atlanta United (loan) 32 (7)
2018D.C. United (loan) 30 (9)
2020– D.C. United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2019

Club career

Vélez Sarsfield

Asad played youth football and debuted professionally with Vélez Sarsfield under Ricardo Gareca's coaching, entering the field in a 1–2 defeat to Colón in the 2013 Final.[1] Asad was part of the squad that won the 2013 Supercopa Argentina, although he did not play the game.

After Héctor Canteros' departure from the club and Jorge Correa's injury, Asad started playing more regularly for the first team under José Oscar Flores' coaching in the 2014 Argentine Primera División, totaling 14 games (5 as a starter).[2] Under Miguel Ángel Russo's coaching, Asad scored his first professional goal, in a 2–1 victory over Crucero del Norte.[3]

Atlanta United

On 11 January 2017, Asad was loaned to Major League Soccer's Atlanta United FC. He scored the first goal in the team's MLS history, against New York Red Bulls on 5 March 2017. Despite a successful season with Atlanta, the club was unable to agree terms with Vélez Sarsfield on a permanent move and Asad returned to the Argentine club. However, MLS roster rules dictated that Atlanta maintained his rights within MLS.

D.C. United

In February 2018, a three-way transaction was struck between Vélez Sarsfield, Atlanta United, and D.C. United which resulted in Asad signing on loan for D.C. In the deal, D.C. sent $300,000 in general allocation money and $200,000 in targeted allocation money to Atlanta for Asad's MLS future. [4] At the same time, D.C. reached a loan agreement for 2018 with Vélez Sarsfield which included a purchase option of $700,000 at season's end.[5] In his debut for DC United against Orlando City SC on March 3, 2018, Asad scored his first goal in the 32nd minute.[6] Asad scored again in the Audi Field inaugural game against the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 14, 2018.[7] The game ended as a 3-1 win for DC.

Return to Vélez Sarsfield

Asad decided to return to Vélez Sarsfield in January 2019. [8]

Return to D.C. United

On September 17, 2019, Asad signed a pre-contract agreement with D.C. United for the 2020 Major League Soccer Season.[9]

Career Statistics

Team Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vélez Sarsfield 2012 Argentine Primera 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
2013 5 0 1 0 - - 6 0
2014 13 0 4 0 1 0 14 0
2015 24 4 0 0 1 0 26 4
2016 9 0 1 0 - - 10 0
2017 2 0 - - - 2 0
2019 1 0 0 0 - - 1 0
Total 55 4 6 0 2 0 63 4
Loans
Atlanta United (loan) 2017 Major League Soccer 33 7 0 0 - 33 7
D.C. United (loan) 2018 31 9 2 0 33 9
Loan Total 64 16 2 0 66 16
Career Total 119 20 8 0 2 0 129 20

Personal life

Yamil Asad is the son of former Vélez Sarsfield player Omar Asad, who scored the second goal for Vélez in the 2–0 win over A.C. Milan for the 1994 Intercontinental Cup, the same year of Yamil's birth.[10] He is also great-nephew of former international footballer and manager Julio Asad.

Honours

Vélez Sarsfield

References

  1. "Final '13 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  2. "Transición '14 statistics". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
  3. "Match report". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  4. https://www.atlutd.com/es/post/2018/02/13/atlanta-united-acquires-600000-allocation-money-trade-dc-united-yamil-asad
  5. "Match report". Argentine Soccer. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  6. Rodriguez, Alicia (March 3, 2018). "Orlando City SC 1, DC United 1 | 2018 MLS Match Recap". Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  7. Olsen, Emily (July 14, 2018). "DC United celebrates Audi Field opening with 3-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps". PROSOCCER USA. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  8. "Article". Black and Red United. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  9. "D.C. United announce the signing of Argentine midfielder Yamil Asad for 2020". September 17, 2019. Retrieved September 17, 2019.
  10. Franco Formoso (2013-04-13). "Hijo 'e Turco". Olé (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-02-14.
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