de la Torre

  • Position Midfielder
  • Number 14
  • Date of Birth May 23 1998
  • Hometown San Diego, CA
  • Height 5' 10"
  • Club Celta de Vigo (Spain)


  • Has appeared in eight of the 12 USMNT matches in 2022, starting four.
  • Nearly three years from his debut, de la Torre returned to the USMNT for his second cap and recorded his first assist on March 25, 2021 in a 4-1 win over Jamaica in a friendly played in Austria.
  • Made his USMNT debut on June 2, 2018 as a substitute in a 2-1 loss at Ireland, playing the final 13 minutes.
  • He played in all three games for the U.S. at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, and started all five matches at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.



  • Played in four of the 14 Octagonal Round games, earning two starts and two substitute appearances.
  • Made his first USMNT and WCQ start on Feb. 2, 2022 in the 3-0 win against Honduras.
  • Made his WCQ debut on October 7, 2021, entering for the final 12 minutes in a 2-0 win over Jamaica.



  • On July 8, 2022 he signed a four-year contract with Celta de Vigo in Spain’s La Liga, and made his debut on August 20 against Real Madrid.
  • On August 6, 2020 he signed with Heracles Almelo in the Dutch Eredivisie, and appeared in 64 matches over two seasons, scoring twice.
  • He made his Fulham first team debut on August 9, 2016 as a starter in a 3-2 victory at Leyton Orient in the first round of the League Cup. He appeared in five league games in the 2017-18 season, and would finish his time at Craven Cottage time after the 2020 season with 14 career appearances.
  • In the summer of 2013, moved to England and joined the Fulham academy. After a season with the U-16's, De la Torre signed his scholarship on July 1, 2014 and was moved up to the U-18 squad.
  • Played two season in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for Nomads Youth Soccer Club (2011-12) and San Diego Surf (2012-2013). Grew up playing for Carmel Valley Sharks and the Carmel Valley Manchester Soccer Club.



  • Complete name is Lucas Daniel de la Torre.
  • Grew up in San Diego, California as an only child to parents Juan de la Torre and Anne Bang.
  • His mother earned a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California-San Diego, and is the Director of Stem Cell Biology at the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
  • His father Juan - who is from the Spanish Canary Islands - received his Ph.D. from Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, is a professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego.
  • Moved to England to pursue a professional career after his freshman year at Torrey Pines High School.
  • Enjoys reading science fiction, fantasy and history books.