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Diego Restrepo

DIEGO RESTREPO

GOALKEEPER

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Date of Birth: 2/25/1988
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Height: 6-0
Weight: 174
Position: Goalkeeper
Country: Venezuela, USA
Last Club: San Antonio FC (USA)

Biography

Restrepo arrives in Austin after spending two seasons with San Antonio FC, where he was named the 2017 USL Championship Goalkeeper of the Year.

While playing with SAFC, the Venezuela native appeared in 51 matches and recorded 18 clean sheets. In 2018, Restrepo started 21 USL Championship matches, posting four clean sheets and registering a 71.2 save success rate.

In 2017, Restrepo led the league with 12 clean sheets in 27 games and guided the club to league-lows in losses (four) and goals conceded (24). In addition to his Goalkeeper of the Year honor, Restrepo was named to the 2017 USL Championship All-League First Team after recording a 76.7 save success rate and finishing runner-up in the USL Championship Golden Glove race with a 0.80 goals against average.

Prior to his time in San Antonio, Restrepo played the 2016 season with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, appearing in 11 league matches with 23 saves and a 1.36 goals against average and guiding the club to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. He has also spent time with current USL Championship clubs the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Charlotte Independence, as well as with Metropolitanos FC and Deportivo Táchira of the Venezuela Venezuelan Football Federation First Division and América de Cali of the Colombian Liga Águila.

The 30-year-old played collegiately at the University of South Florida and the University of Virginia, spending two seasons with each program. Following his transfer to Virginia ahead of his junior yet, Restrepo led the Cavaliers to the 2009 ACC Championship and NCAA Championship and established school records for games played (25), minutes played (2348), shutouts (16), consecutive shutouts (11) and consecutive scoreless minutes (1176) previously held by former United States national team goalkeeper Tony Meola.

Restrepo moved to the United States when he was 11 and played with the IMG Academy before attending college. He appeared in 11 matches for the United States U-17 national team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2005 U-17 World Cup in Peru and appeared in three matches with the United States U-20 squad in 2007.

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