Tony Rocha

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Tony Rocha
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Rocha playing for Orlando City in 2017
Personal information
Full nameAntonio Rocha
Date of birth (1993-08-21) August 21, 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Spring, Texas, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New York City
Number 15
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2011–2014 Tulsa Golden Hurricane 76 (7)
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–2013 Austin Aztex 7 (3)
2014 Tulsa Athletic 4 (2)
2015 Austin Aztex 25 (1)
2016 Orlando City B 19 (1)
2016–2018 Orlando City 23 (0)
2017Orlando City B 14 (0)
2018Saint Louis FC (loan) 2 (0)
2019– New York City 28 (1)
National team
2019– Belize 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 22:58, 12 November 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:14, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Antonio Rocha (born August 21, 1993) is a Belizean professional footballer who plays for New York City in Major League Soccer. Born in the United States, Rocha represents the Belize national football team.

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Career

College

Rocha played college soccer at the University of Tulsa from 2011 to 2014. For the 2011 season, Rocha was named as the Conference USA Men's Soccer Freshman of the Year. [1] He was selected to the All-Conference USA Third-Team in 2011, 2012, and 2013. [1] [2] [3] In 2014, Rocha was a captain of the University of Tulsa men's soccer team and helped lead the team to a conference championship. [4] Rocha was named to the All-Tournament Team for the 2014 American Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament. [5]

Professional

Rocha was selected by Sporting Kansas City in the fourth round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. [6] They cut him prior to the start of the season. On March 9, 2015, Rocha signed with Austin Aztex for the 2015 USL season. [7] This would be the team's final season before dissolving and Rocha was forced to find a new club.

On October 15, 2015, Rocha became one of the first three players to sign with newly formed USL team Orlando City B along with Mikey Ambrose and Kyle Callan-McFadden. [8]

Rocha signed a short-term agreement with Orlando City on June 15, 2016 for a 2016 U.S. Open Cup match. [9]

On August 3, 2016, Orlando City acquired Rocha's MLS rights from Sporting Kansas City in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft [10] and he was signed to an MLS contract the day after.

Rocha was loaned to Saint Louis FC on April 6, 2018. [11] He returned to Orlando a week later having played twice. At the end of the season the club announced they had not picked up his contract option. [12]

On December 12, 2018, Rocha had his rights acquired by New York City FC in exchange for a 2019 MLS SuperDraft fourth round pick. [13]

International

In September 2019, Rocha was called into the Belize national football team for its CONCACAF Nations League matches against French Guiana and Grenada. [14] He made his international debut on September 8, 2019 in Belize's 2–1 loss to Grenada. [15]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 21 November 2020 [16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueDomestic CupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Austin Aztex 2012 [17] PDL 730073
Tulsa Athletic 2014 NPSL 4242
Austin Aztex 2015 USL 25110261
Total324100000334
Orlando City 2016 MLS 8020100
2017 300030
2018 12010130
Total230300000260
Orlando City B 2016 USL191191
2017 140140
Total331000000331
Saint Louis FC (loan) 2018 USL2020
New York City 2019 MLS1711000181
2020 1101 [lower-alpha 1] 01 [lower-alpha 2] 0130
Total281101010311
Career total12285010101298
  1. Appearance(s) in CONCACAF Champions League
  2. Appearance(s) in MLS Cup Playoffs

International

As of match played 13 October 2019 [18]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
Belize 201930
Total30

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  9. "Orlando City SC Signs Tony Rocha to Short Term Agreement". June 15, 2016.
  10. "Orlando City Acquires Rights to OCB Midfielder Tony Rocha From Sporting Kansas City". August 3, 2016.
  11. "Orlando City SC Loans Tony Rocha to Saint Louis FC". April 6, 2018.
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  13. "New York City FC Acquires Midfielder Tony Rocha | New York City FC".
  14. "Internationals - Seven Players Called Up in September". New York City FC. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  15. "Game Detail". www.concacafnationsleague.com.
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