Acquired from Minnesota United FC on August 6, 2018 in exchange for $250,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) in 2018 and 2019, $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2018, $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) in 2019, and up to $200,000 in future Allocation Money based on the player’s performance with the Club.
NASL Best XI: 2014, 2015, 2016
NASL Goal of the Year: 2014
NASL Golden Boot: 2014, 2016
2018 (Los Angeles Football Club)
Traded to LAFC on August 6.
Saw action in seven matches (three starts), recording two goals in 261 minutes.
Made LAFC debut on August 11 against Sporting KC.
Reached 4,000 MLS minutes in a 1-1 draw against New England on September 15.
Played 45 min and tallied a goal in the Club’s first MLS Cup playoff match, a 3 -2 loss to Real Salt Lake on November 1.
2014 - 2018 (Minnesota United FC / Minnesota United FC, NASL):
Started 17 of 20 appearances in 2018 before being traded to LAFC on August 6, recording seven goals and two assists (1,384 minutes played).
Started 27 of 30 appearances, recording a team high 14 goals and 3 assists (2,392 minutes played) in the club’s first MLS season, 2017.
Made 92 consecutive appearences for the club.
Made MLS debut, and scored first MLS goal as a second-half substitute in the 5-1 loss against the Portland Timbers on March 4, 2017.
Left the club as the highest scoring player in club history with 74 total goals across all comptetitions.
Won NASL Golden Boot award as the league’s top scorer in in 2014 and 2016.
Named to the NASL best XI for three consecutive years, 2014 – 2016.
2013 (Charlotte Eagles, USL)
Appeared in 24 matches (starting 23) across all competitions, adding 11 goals and five assists.
Scored four goals in 3 USL Cup Playoff matches, with two in the final, a 7 – 4 loss to Orlando City SC on September 8.
2011 – 2012 (Concordia University, Junior / Senior):
Tallied 41 goals in two seasons.
During his senior campaign, he racked up 23 goals which still stands as the single-season record at CUI.
2009 – 2010 (UCSB, Freshman / Sophmore):
Played in 17 games and started two as a true freshman.
Scored first international goal in a 3 – 0 victory over Panama in a friendly match on Jan 28, 2019.
Appeared in two USMNT frieldies in 2019 since being called into the USMNT National Training Center roster for the 2018 January camp.
Married to Valerie, they have one daughter, Zara.
If he wasn’t playing soccer, would work for the Lakers.
Is a great cook.
Favorite video game is Fortnite.
His favorite food is Colombian food.
Favorite sport other than soccer is Basketball.
Follow Christian on twitter @Chris_ramirez17 and Instagram @christianramirez_21.