Miguel Ibarra

Miguel Ibarra
Miguel Ibarra
Miguel Ibarra
Real Name: Miguel Ibarra
HT: 5' 6" WT: 145
Age: 30 (03/15/1990)
Birthplace: Lancaster, California
Hometown: Lancaster, California

ACQUIRED: Signed by Minnesota United 1.7.2017 from Club Leon

Ibarra returned to Minnesota ahead of the 2017 season after a year and a half with Club Leon in Liga MX. During his earlier tenure with MNUFC (2012–15), he earned a pair of NASL Best XI appearances, a Golden Ball Award (MVP) and was the first U.S. lower-division player to be called up to the U.S. national team since 2005.

In the club's first year in MLS, he scored three goals and contributed four assists in 29 appearances (20 starts), including tallying two assists in the 2-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City en route to an MLS Team of the Week appearance in Week 10.

Ibarra first signed with the Loons in 2012. He had been drafted by the Portland Timbers in the MLS Supplemental Draft that same year, but was not signed by the club. In his first year as a professional, he helped Minnesota make its second-straight NASL championship appearance.

In October 2014, Ibarra became the first lower-division player to be called up to the U.S. national team since 2005, coming in as a late-game substitute against Honduras. He was called up for international duty four consecutive times, making three appearances — including one start — for his country.

Ibarra was transferred to Club Leon of Mexico’s Liga MX in June 2015, having played nine games for Minnesota that season. He made eight appearances for Leon in his first campaign, scoring once.

The winger played two years of college soccer at Taft College, where he was named Central Valley Conference MVP, before transferring to the University of California Irvine. With UC Irvine, he was named Big West Co-Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Big West as a senior, leading the team to its third NCAA tournament berth and Big West regular-season and tournament titles. Ibarra was also a two-time Offensive MVP at Lancaster High School and featured for club side Lancaster Rattlers.

2019: Made first appearance on March 2 at SJ...Scored first goal of the year on March 9 at SJ...Provided first assist in the Open Cup on June 18 at HOU...Provided first league assist of the year on July 3 vs SJ...Scored first Open Cup goal on July 10 vs NM...Provided second assist on August 10 at FCD

2018: Made first appearance on March 3 at SJ...Provided first assist of the year on March 10 at ORL...Made first start and provided his second assist on March 17 vs CHI...Earned third assist of the year on April 28 vs HOU...Scored first goal of the year on May 5 vs VAN...Scored second goal of the year on May 26 vs MTL...Scored third goal of the year and received a red card ejection on June 23 at COL...Missed June 29 vs FCD due to suspension...Scored fourth goal and provided fourth assist of the year on July 4 vs TOR...Scored fifth goal on July 14 vs RSL...Scored sixth goals and provided sixth assist on July 22 at LAFC...Provided seventh assist, setting new career club record on August 4 vs SEA...Scored seventh goal on September 15 at RSL...Provided eighth assist on September 29 vs NYC

2017: Made MLS debut as a late-match substitute on March 3 at POR ... Made first start on March 18 at COL ... Scored first MLS goal with the match-winner on April 23 vs COL ... Recorded two assists on May 7 vs SKC. Was named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 10 ... Subbed off due to injury on June 3 vs SKC ... Recorded third assist of the year on June 24 vs VAN ... Scored second goal on July 29 vs DC ... Scored third goal on September 23 vs FCD ... Provided fourth assist on October 3 at ATL

INTERNATIONAL: Ibarra has made three appearances for the U.S. since October 2014, with one start. He was the first U.S. lower-division player to be called up to the national team since 2005.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2020Seattle Sounders FC8302240731400
2019Minnesota United221611505223316340
2018Minnesota United33317271583719281241
2017Minnesota United2920317584221216220
Career Totals-92701162021489376121101
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