Sebastian
Soto

  • Position Forward
  • Number 9
  • Date of Birth Jul 28 2000
  • Hometown San Diego, CA
  • Height 6' 0"
  • Club Hannover 96 U-19 (GER)

Player Bio - Sebastian Soto

U.S. National Teams: Joined the USA at the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship following the group stage as one of three roster changes, helping the U.S. to its second confederation title … 

Started both qualification stage matches for the USA against Costa Rica and Honduras … Bagged a brace in his first appearance with the U-20 MNT against Jamaica at the 2018 U.S. Soccer Under-20 Men’s Invitational last October … Before joining the U-20s, appeared with the U-19 MNT in 2018, scoring five goals at the 2018 Slovakia Cup, including a hat trick against Kazakhstan and a brace against Azerbaijan … Won the Golden Boot at the tournament as its top scorer … Made one appearance for the U-17 MNT in 2017 during an August friendly against Chile … Earned his first Youth National Team call-up with the U-17s in July 2017.

Professional: Joined Hannover 96 on Aug. 15, 2018 … Made his professional debut on Apriil 6, 2019 as a substitute against Wolfsburg … Saw the field twice more as a substitute for Hannover’s first team … Served as a force for Hannover’s U-19 squad, starting 24 games and scoring 17 goals.

Youth: Played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for Real Salt Lake and San Diego Surf … Led the U-18/19 Development Academy in scoring for the 2017-18 season with Real Salt Lake, netting 42 goals in 27 games played … Named to the West Conference U-18/19 Best XI in 2018 … Led the U-15/16 Development Academy in scoring for the 2016-17 season, netting 31 goals in 29 games played  … Took home third place at the U-15/16 Academy Championships with Real Salt Lake in 2017 … Named to the West Conference U-15/16 Best XI in 2017 … Joined RSL during the 2015-16 season … Played with hometown San Diego Surf from U-12 to U-16 … Launched his youth career with the Carlsbad Lightning from U-7 to U-12 … Started playing soccer at age three.

Personal: Full name is Sebastian Guerra Soto … Uncle Eddie Soto is the head coach of the U.S. Beach Soccer National Team … Comes from a family where everyone played and loved soccer, father and Eddie played in college … Loves to go to the beach … Also enjoys beach soccer, hanging out with friends, traveling, watching Netflix and playing Fortnite … Favorite soccer player is Robert Lewandowski … Lists Cristiano Ronaldo as his biggest athletic inspiration … Says winning the Concacaf U-20 Championship is his greatest soccer moment thus far … Favorite movie is Nacho Libre, favorite TV show is The Office … Loves listening to the killers … Favorite meal is steak and mashed potatoes.