LUCA DE LA TORRE
Heracles Almelo (Eredivisie)
#14 | Midfielder
May 23, 1998 (Age: 22)
San Diego, California
5' 10", 140 lbs (1.78 m, 64 kg)
De la Torre started playing soccer for local teams in San Diego before heading across the Atlantic Ocean where he joined Fulham's academy in 2013.
In August 2016, the midfielder made his professional debut as he was in the starting eleven for Fulham's first round EFL Cup game against Leyton Orient as the Cottagers claimed a 3-2 win. He went to make his league debut in the Championship when he came off the bench in the team's 1-1 tie with Bolton Wanderers.
De la Torre scored his first goal for Fulham in September 2018 in their EFL Cup game against Millwall.
As playing time became increasingly difficult to earn, De la Torre left London and headed for the Dutch Eredivisie where he signed a two-year contract with Heracles Almelo.
A dual Spanish-American passport holder, de la Torre has exclusively played for the United States.
He was a part of the Under-17 team that played in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Two years later, he joined the Under-20 team that went on to win the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. That team qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, where de la Torre scored a goal and registered three assists in their run to the quarterfinals.
In June 2018, de la Torre would earn his first cap for the U.S. senior team when he came off the bench in their friendly against Ireland.