- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 11/17/1994
- College Experience: Cal - Berkeley
- Pro Team: Austin FC
- Height: 5'9"
- Caps: 9
Nick Lima emerged as a member of the USMNT after several seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes. Lima joined MLS prior to the 2017 season as a Homegrown Player after four college seasons at Cal Berkeley. The local product quickly became an important part of the Earthquakes lineup. In 2021, he joined the expansion Austin FC and became a crucial member of the squad that advanced to the Western Conference final in their second season.
Lima would have to wait for his international opportunity, putting in two strong seasons for San Jose and catching te eye of new USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter. A part of the 2019 Gold Cup squad, Lima quickly turned into a regular.
2019: Earned his first cap with the USMNT. Named to the Gold Cup roster. Played in the warm-up friendlies against Jamaica on Jun 5 and Venezuela on Jun 9. Started the group stage games against Guyana on June 18 and Trinidad and Tobago on Jun 22. Started against Curacao in the quarterfinals on Jun 30. Subbed on against Uruguay on Sep 10. Subbed on against Canada on Oct 15 in the Nations League.
2022: Played in all 34 games for Austin, finishing 2nd and advancing to the Western Conference final.
2021: Moved to Austin, playing in 28 games finishing 12th in the club’s expansion season.
2020: Played in 20 games with San Jose, scoring twice.
2019: Finished 8th with San Jose.
2018: Played in all 34 games with the Quakes, scoring twice.
2017: Played in 22 games in his rookie season with the San Jose Earthquakes.
Youth and College: Played four seasons with Cal Berkeley.