Player Details


Tristan Blackmon


6' 1"


176 lbs

Date of Birth

8.12.1996 (25)





Position Detail


Preferred Side


Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary


Drafted third overall in 2018 MLS SuperDraft on January 19, 2018. Signed on February 22, 2018. 


• MLS Supporters’ Shield Winner: 2019  

• MLS Team of the Week: 2019, Weeks 13, 31 

• West Coast Conference Defender of the Year: 2017 

• First Team All-Far West Region: 2016, 2017 

• First Team All-West Coast Conference: 2016, 2017 

• West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team: 2014  


2020 (Los Angeles Football Club): 

• Played in 14 regular season games (11 starts), logging 977 minutes. 

• Made his season debut during the 1-0 win over Inter Miami CF on March 1. 

• Started all five 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, playing all but two minutes of the tournament. 

• Notched an assist during the 3-0 win over León on Feb. 27. 

2019 (Los Angeles Football Club / Phoenix Rising FC, USL): 

• Started the 2019 campaign on loan to Phoenix Rising FC of the USL, appearing in five matches, with one start, and one yellow card. 

• Rejoined LAFC in April, starting in his first game back, a 1-1 tie vs. Seattle Sounders on April 28. 

• Posted MLS career highs in matches played (18), starts (15), goals (one), assists (four) and minutes (1,377). 

• Scored first career MLS goal in the 4-2 victory against the Montreal Impact on May 24. 

• Had first career MLS assist on June 1, a 3-2 win against the Portland Timbers. 

• Had first career MLS multi-point game on October 6, adding two assists in the 3-1 win against the Colorado Rapids. 

• Started and played 90 minutes in both 2019 MLS Cup Playoff matches. 

• Appeared in three Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches, starting two, and notching one assist. 

• Earned MLS Team of the Week honors in Weeks 13 and 31. 

2018 (Los Angeles Football Club / Phoenix Rising FC, USL): 

• Appeared in 10 regular season MLS matches, starting five, for a total of 491 minutes played. 

• Made professional debut in 1-0 win over Seattle on March 4. 

• First MLS start was in 1-1 victory vs. DC United on May 26. 

• Made two US Open Cup appearances, both starts. 

• In two loan spells to Phoenix Rising FC (Aug 15, Sep 4), started in all eight appearances across all competitions including the USL Cup final, a 1 – 0 loss to Louisville City on Nov. 8. 

COLLEGE (University of the Pacific):  

2017 (Senior): 

• Started 18 of 19 matches, contributing two assists and two goals. 

• Helped Pacific reach round two of the NCAA tournament, starting in both matches. 

• West Coast Conference Defender of the Year. 

• First Team All-Far West Region. 

• First Team All-West Coast conference. 

2016 (Junior): 

• Started 18 matches, netting four goals 

while assisting five. 

• Started both NCAA tournament games, reached the second round. 

• First Team All-Far West Region. 

• First Team All-West Coast Conference. 

2015 (Sophomore): 

• Appeared in all 17 of UOP’s matches, 

started 15. 

• Scored two goals on a team-high 34 shots. 

2014 (Freshman): 

• Started 17 of 18 games and led the 

West Coast Conference with eight goals. 

• Led the conference with 1.06 points per game. 

• West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team. 


  • Father Peter Blackmon and Mother Makaela Otto, has two younger brothers Preston, Kingstong and a younger sister Olivia. 
  • Favorite musical artist is Drake. Favorite video game is Fortnite. Favorite place in LA is the beach. Favorite restaurant is Nobu. 
  • Follow Tristan on Instagram at @ Tristian.Blackmon and Twitter at @ tristanb3.