Paul Arriola

  • DOB February 5, 1995
  • Age 29
  • Place of birth Chula Vista, California
  • POSITION Forward
  • HEIGHT 5'6"
  • WEIGHT 145
  • U.S. CAPS 5
  • CLUB FC Dallas
  • TWITTER @PaulArriola (19.4K followers)
  • Current ASN 100 Rank 33
  • Previous ASN 100 Rank 24
  • Youth Experience U-17, U-18
Arriola has been part of the United States youth national team set ups and was part of the squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship but did not appear in any matches because of an injury. The United States went on to win the tournament. He made three starts in four matches at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.[23] In 2013, Arriola joined the United States U18 squad for a trip to Europe for friendlies against France and Uruquay. Despite playing for the youth teams of the United States, Arriola applied for Mexican citizenship which would allow him to play as a domestic player in Liga MX rather than occupying one of the five foreign player spots.

Arriola made the United States U20 squad at the 2014 Dallas Cup and 2014 NTC Invitational. Arriola made the United States U20 squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, appearing in four of the team's five matches and scoring a goal in a 4–0 rout of hosts New Zealand in the group stage.

Arriola made the United States U23 squad for the Olympic qualifiers versus Colombia's U23 team. After not playing the first match on March 25, he started and played 45 minutes in the second leg at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The United States U23 lost the series 3–2 on aggregate.

Paul Arriola with the USMNT. Arriola made his senior team debut on May 22, 2016 against Puerto Rico, scoring his first international goal and notching an assist for a Bobby Wood goal.

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