USMNT striker Brandon Vazquez plays his club soccer for Monterrey in Liga MX.
Caps: 8 | Goals: 4
Brandon Vazquez earned his first USMNT callup in January of 2023 after a breakthrough MLS season with FC Cincinnati marked by Best XI and All-Star honors, and quickly became a national-team regular, tabbing eight caps and four goals that year. The Chula Vista, California native rose through the academy system at Liga MX’s Club Tijuana as a teenager, debuting for the first team at age 17 before a move to MLS to join Atlanta United ahead of their debut season in 2017. Nine goals and four assists across all competitions in three years with ATLUTD showed his growth into a strong, mobile No. 9, leading to a 2019 move to Cincinnati via an expansion draft selection and trade from Nashville SC. Vazquez went on to score 43 goals for FCC from 2020-23, blossoming into one of the league’s top strikers. Also eligible to represent Mexico via his parents’ heritage, he played in both countries’ youth national team systems before starring on the international stage for the USA at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he scored two of his team’s three goals.
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Debuted for the USMNT on Jan 25 against Serbia and scored; subbed on against Colombia on Jan 28. Started against Mexico on Apr 19. Named to the Gold Cup squad, started and scored against Jamaica on June 24. Subbed on against St. Kitts and Nevis on June 28, subbed on and scored against Trinidad and Tobago on Jul 2, subbed on and scored against Canada on Jul 9, started against Panama on Jul 12.
Transferred to Monterrey on Jan 10.
Made 29 league appearances as Cincinnati won the Supporters' Shield and advanced to the Eastern Conference final.
Played in 33 games, scoring 18 goals and eight assists as Cincinnati finished 5th in the East and reached the conference semifinals. Named to MLS Best XI and MLS All-Star team.
Made 31 appearances as Cincinnati finished 14th in the East.
Made 19 appearances as Cincinnati finished 14th in the East.
Made 11 MLS appearances as Atlanta finished 2nd in the East and reached the conference final, also winning the US Open Cup.
Made eight MLS appearances as Atlanta finished 2nd in the East and the Supporters' Shield race, winning MLS Cup.
Made 13 MLS appearances as Atlanta finished 4th in the East.
Made his first-team debut for Club Tijuana in August 2016 in Copa MX Apertura play.
Youth and College
Played youth soccer for San Diego Surf before joining Club Tijuana's academy at age 13, crossing the Mexican border every day from his home in Chula Vista, California. Made his Xolos first-team debut in 2016 at age 17. Represented both Mexico and the USA at youth international levels.