Devon Sandoval

Devon Sandoval
49
Forward
  • Real Salt Lake
  • 6' 1"
  • 185 lbs.
  • 06-16-1991
  • Albuquerque, N.M.
The 29th overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Sandoval played a large role for Real Salt Lake in his rookie year, scoring three goals in 17 league appearances, 10 of which were starts. The University of New Mexico product – who trained with Real Salt Lake in the summer between his junior and senior seasons in Albuquerque – was a major player for RSL in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and in the MLS Reserve League, frequently finding the back of the net in both competitions from his target striker position.
 
Sandoval played a big role in RSL’s playoff run after forward Alvaro Saborio was sidelined with an injury in the Claret-and-Cobalt’s first postseason game, featuring in three playoff games – two of which were starts – and scoring the game-winning goal in RSL’s 4-2 win over Portland Timbers in the first leg of the Western Conference Championship series.
 
With an extremely successful rookie year behind him, expect Sandoval to earn more playing time and starts in 2014 under new Head Coach Jeff Cassar.
 
Acquired

RSL: Selected by Real Salt Lake in the second round (29th overall) of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 17, 2013 … Signed by Real Salt Lake on Feb.19, 2013

Professional Career
 
2013: Sandoval made 17 regular season appearances, 10 of which were starts … Recorded a total of three goals and zero assists in the regular season ... Made his professional debut in the season opener, coming on in the 87th minute of RSL’s 2-0 win at San Jose on March 3 … Made his first career start on March 30, playing the full 90 in RSL’s 2-0 home win over Seattle … Scored his first career goal in RSL’s 2-1 win over New England Revolution on May 8 … Scored in a 4-0 rout of Columbus Crew on Aug. 24 … Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sept. 28 … Was Real Salt Lake’s highest scorer in its Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run with three goals ... Scored two goals in RSL’s 5-2 USOC win over Charleston Battery on June 12 … Scored the tying goal in RSL’s 3-2 USOC win over Atlanta Silverbacks on May 28 … Played in three of RSL’s postseason games, two of which were starts. Recorded one goal which ended up being the game-winner in RSL’s 4-2 win over Portland Timbers in the first leg of the Western Conference Championship series
 
College

2009-12: Played three years at the University of New Mexico, transferring to the Albuquerque school after spending his freshman year at San Diego State University ... Starred for the Lobos, finishing his career with 28 goals and 17 assists ... Had 15 goals and 7 assists in his senior season iin 2012, finishing the year with a Second Team All-American honor and in the top-10 in goals scored nationwide ... Was a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist in 2012 ... Was NSCAA First Team Far West All-Region and First Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in both 2011 and 2012

High School/Club

Was a three time All-State selectionat Eldorado High School, where he was the 2008 and 2009 Male Athlete of the Year ... Helped Eldorado win two state championships in his time there ...  Played club soccer for Classic FC Redstar ... Won five State Championships with Redstar

Personal
 
His trademark long, curly hair has earned him several nicknames at RSL, including “Zorro” and “Inigo Montoya” … Trained with Real Salt Lake for a week in between his junior and senior seasons of college in the summer of 2012

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Real Salt Lake 4 0 0 47 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
2013 Real Salt Lake 17 10 3 885 0 18 9 13 3 1 0
Career Totals 21 10 3 932 0 21 10 14 3 1 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 4 0 0 47 0 3 1 1 0 0 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Real Salt Lake 3 2 1 186 0 5 1 5 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Real Salt Lake 17 10 3 885 0 18 9 13 3 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
4/19/2014 POR @ RSL W 0-1 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/12/2014 RSL @ PHI T 2-2 Subbed On 22 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4/5/2014 RSL @ KC T 0-0 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3/29/2014 TOR @ RSL W 0-3 Subbed On 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3/22/2014 LA @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2014 RSL @ SJ T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/8/2014 RSL @ LA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2013 CHV @ RSL W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/19/2013 RSL @ POR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/5/2013 DAL @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2013 RSL @ VAN W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0
9/21/2013 SJ @ RSL L 2-1 Started 59 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
9/13/2013 RSL @ SEA L 0-2 Subbed On 32 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
8/30/2013 POR @ RSL W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 CLB @ RSL W 0-4 Started 81 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 0
8/21/2013 RSL @ POR T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL W 0-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
8/3/2013 RSL @ COL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 RSL @ NY L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2013 KC @ RSL L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/13/2013 RSL @ DAL W 3-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2013 PHI @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/29/2013 RSL @ TOR W 1-0 Started 82 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
6/22/2013 SEA @ RSL W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL W 1-3 Subbed On 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6/1/2013 SJ @ RSL W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2013 CHI @ RSL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 RSL @ CHV W 4-1 Started 63 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/11/2013 RSL @ MTL L 2-3 Started 85 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 RSL @ NE W 2-1 Started 83 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
5/4/2013 VAN @ RSL W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL L 2-0 Subbed On 28 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
4/20/2013 CHV @ RSL W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 RSL @ VAN T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/6/2013 RSL @ COL L 0-1 Started 45 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
3/30/2013 SEA @ RSL W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0
3/23/2013 RSL @ DAL L 0-2 Subbed On 17 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
3/16/2013 COL @ RSL T 1-1 Subbed On 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/9/2013 RSL @ DC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 RSL @ SJ W 2-0 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves