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David Quesada

David Quesada
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-03-30) March 30, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing positionForward
Youth career
1990-1991San Diego State Aztecs
Senior career*
1992-1994L.D. Alajuelense
1994-1995San Ramon?(15)
1996Club Deportivo FAS (loan)
1998Los Angeles Galaxy1(0)
National team
1995United States1(0)
Teams managed
Claremont College (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Quesada (born March 30, 1971) is a retired American soccer forward who played professionally in Costa Rica and the United States. He also earned one cap with the U.S. national team.


High school and college

Quesada attended La Cañada High School where he played on the boy’s soccer team. As a senior he won the CIF championship and was voted CIF MVP. First time in history La Cañada High School Soccer wins a CIF Championship. He was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1995. After graduating from high school in 1989, he entered San Diego State University where he played two seasons on the men’s soccer team.[1]

Costa Rica

While spending the summer with family in Costa Rica after his sophomore season at San Diego, Quesada was offered a contract by L.D. Alajuelense. He signed with the team in 1992.[2] In 1994, he moved to San Ramon[3] and then Saprissa before returning to the U.S. in 1998. In 1996, Saprissa loaned Quesada to Club Deportivo FAS of El Salvador for the league championship game. Quesada scored the winning goal, then returned to Saprissa.


On March 24, 1998, the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer signed Quesada as a discovery player. He played only nine minutes for the Galaxy after entering a June 7, 1988 game against the New England Revolution in the 81st minute for Steve Jolley.[4][5] The Galaxy released him on June 17, 1988.[6]


In 2004, he played for the amateur Los Angeles Croatia in the West Coast Croatian Soccer Tournament.[7]

National team

Quesada earned his one cap with the national team in a 2-1 loss to Costa Rica on May 28, 1995. He came on for John Kerr in the 88th minute.[8] In August 1995, he played an unofficial national team game against Benfica in the Parmalat Cup.[9]


He currently coaches youth soccer in Glendale, California [10] and is an assistant soccer coach with Claremont College.[11]

In addition to playing and coaching soccer, Quesada owns a Bed and Breakfast in Alajuela, Costa Rica.[12]


External links

  • profile
  • MLS: David Quesada
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