Bryan Arguez

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Bryan Arguez
Bryan Arguez - Hertha BSC Berlin (2).jpg
Arguez with Hertha BSC in 2009
Personal information
Full name Bryan Joshua Arguez[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-13) January 13, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Miami, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Youth career
2006 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 D.C. United 0 (0)
2008–2009 Hertha BSC II 10 (0)
2008–2009 Hertha BSC 1 (0)
2010 Miami FC 7 (0)
2010Estoril Praia (loan) 0 (0)
2011 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 19 (1)
2012 Montreal Impact 0 (0)
2012FC Edmonton (loan) 13 (1)
2013 Minnesota United FC 5 (0)
2013 Carolina RailHawks 2 (0)
2014 Miami Dade FC
2015 FC Miami City 1 (0)
2016 Miami FC 0 (0)
2016 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 14 (0)
2017 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0 (0)
2018 FC Golden State Force 1 (0)
2019 Las Vegas Lights 4 (0)
National team
2005–2006 United States U17 27 (1)
2006–2009 United States U20 15 (1)
2008 United States U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 29, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 30, 2012

Bryan Joshua Arguez (born January 13, 1989) is an American professional soccer player. He has represented the United States national team at all youth levels including the Olympic team.



Arguez was selected by D.C. United in the first round (eleventh overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.[2] However, he never made a first-team appearance for the club. Arguez signed with Hertha BSC of the German Bundesliga on January 25, 2008, for a fee of €200,000, having never played a competitive match for D.C. United.[3] Arguez made his lone league appearance on February 2, 2008, against Eintracht Frankfurt[4]

On August 3, 2009, Arguez was brought in for a trial by Belgian club Charleroi. Later that month, he turned down an offer from FSV Frankfurt.[5] After two years and only one Bundesliga match, he was released by Hertha BSC in December 2009. After his release, Arguez was invited to train with Brazilian team Flamengo.[6]

Arguez signed with Miami FC in the USSF Division 2 Professional League in January 2010,[7] and was immediately sent on loan by his parent company, Traffic Sports, to Estoril Praia, but he returned to the United States in April, having never made a first team appearance for the Portuguese club.[8] He subsequently played seven games for Miami, but was released by the team mid-season.

On February 22, 2011, Arguez was re-signed by the NASL club, now called Fort Lauderdale Strikers.[9] After a successful season with Fort Lauderdale, Arguez was signed by Major League Soccer expansion side Montreal Impact on November 25, 2011.[10]

Arguez was loaned to NASL club FC Edmonton for the remainder of the 2012 season on July 9, 2012.[11] On September 27, Arguez was called back to Montreal after an impressive run at Edmonton in such a short time, having scored a goal and assist while becoming defensive MVP of the NASL during the week.[12]

Montreal announced in December 2012 that Arguez would not return for the 2013 season.[13] Arguez signed for NASL club Minnesota United FC in early 2013.[14]

Arguez was acquired by the Carolina RailHawks in July 2013 but was released less than two weeks later following allegations of rape in Georgia, which he was fully acquitted of on March 31, 2016.[15]

On July 5, 2014 Arquez signed with Miami Dade FC.[16]

On April 30, 2015, Bryan signed with the Premier Development League club FC Miami City Champions[17] for the 2015-2016 season.

After a short stint with NASL side Miami FC, Arguez signed with Fort Lauderdale Strikers on June 27, 2016.[18]

Arguez moved again on December 15, 2016 when he signed with United Soccer League side Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[19] He was released by the Riverhounds during the preseason, without playing a competitive first-team match.[20]

After spells in the semi-professional leagues, Arguez returned to the USL Championship with Las Vegas Lights for their 2019 season.[21]


Arguez started his U.S. international career with the U-17 men's team, collecting twenty-seven caps and one goal.[2] He has also appeared for the U-20 U.S. Team, with whom he has earned five caps, including three starts.[2] He was named to the U.S. roster for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, but did not make an appearance. Arguez then appeared twice for the U-23 U.S. team in 2008, both at the 2008 Toulon Tournament, but he was not named to the roster for the 2008 Summer Olympics.[22]

On September 29, 2009, at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, Arguez scored for the United States U-20 squad against Cameroon giving the Americans the first goal in what would go on to be a 4–1 victory.


  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 22. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "D.C. United: Roster: Player Bio". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on February 10, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2007.
  3. ^ Murphy, George (January 25, 2008). "Arguez finalizes Bundesliga switch".
  4. ^ "Der Vertrag mit Arguez wird aufgelöst" (in German). Hertha BSC. December 17, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Hertha inside" (in German). BZ. August 3, 2009. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  6. ^ Seitzer, Greg (January 9, 2010). "Arguez To Train With Flamengo". Archived from the original on January 14, 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  7. ^ "Traffic Football Signs USA Youth MNT Member Bryan Arguez". Miami FC. Archived from the original on January 26, 2010.
  8. ^ "Bryan Arguez returns to Miami FC". April 28, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010.
  9. ^ "Strikers Midfielder Arguez Returns". February 22, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2011.
  10. ^ "Midfielder Bryan Arguez signs with the Impact". November 24, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  11. ^ "Midfielder Bryan Arguez loaned to FC Edmonton". July 9, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "Bryan Arguez est de retour avec l'Impact" (in French). September 27, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  13. ^ "Impact exercises 2013 options on 11 players". December 7, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  14. ^ Galarcep, Ives (January 2, 2013). "MLS Ticker: Galaxy sign Hesmer, Arguez heading to Minnesota, and more". Retrieved July 11, 2013.
  15. ^ Goff, Steven (August 30, 2013). "2007 D.C. draft pick Arguez arrested in Georgia". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  16. ^ "Lancamento do Miami Dade FC". Archived from the original on May 31, 2014.
  17. ^ "Bryan Arguez signs with FC Miami City". FC Miami City Champions. Retrieved May 5, 2015.
  18. ^ "South Florida Native Bryan Arguez Returns".
  19. ^ Staff, (December 15, 2016). "Hounds Lock in Arguez, Jack for 2017 Campaign".
  20. ^ Staff, Riverhounds (March 24, 2017). "Hounds Finalize Roster Ahead of Season Opener".
  21. ^ "Lights FC 2019 Roster".
  22. ^ "2008 U23 MNT Stats". United States Soccer Federation. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved December 9, 2008.

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