Luis Argudo in training

Fútbol Focus: Luis Argudo

At the age of just 24, there are plenty of reasons for Inter Miami fans to be excited about what Luis Argudo brings to the team. Our young versatile midfielder, who was the fourth player selected by the Club in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft, can play both centrally and out wide, excels with the ball at his feet, possesses a great capacity to track back diligently and protect the backline with his defensive contributions and is ready to unleash all his talent in South Florida. 

Born in Queens, NY, to a Colombian mother and an Ecuadorian father, Argudo stood out since his days as a Francis Lewis High School player, finishing his four seasons for the varsity team with a personal record of 13 goals and 20 assists. Argudo’s performances led to him being recruited by then Elon University head coach Darren Powell, current Inter Miami CF Director of Player Development, ahead of the 2014 season. 

Argudo spent two seasons as a player for the Phoenix (2014 and 2015), being selected as a starter in 29 of his 39 appearances for the team, scoring one goal and registering three assists. Prior to his junior year, he transferred to Wake Forest University. In his first season for the Demon Deacons, the versatile midfielder played in all 25 matches of their season, starting the last 17 consecutively after coming off the bench in the first eight games of the campaign, scoring one goal and dishing out four assists as the team went on to finish as runners up in the 2016 College Cup. 

Between his junior and senior seasons as a Wake Forest player, Argudo enjoyed a brief stint playing for Premier Development League (now known as USL League 2) side Carolina Dynamo, who are currently named North Carolina Fusion U-23. In his sole season with the team from May through August 2017, he bagged two goals in 10 appearances before finishing off his college career with a bang. 

As a senior in 2017, the all-around midfielder had a breakout year, enjoying his most productive season at the collegiate level. That season Argudo started in the Demon Deacons’ 23 matches throughout the campaign, notching eight goals, including five in the first four games and having three two-goal matches, dishing out three assists and being named to the 2017 All-South Region Team. Overall, he made 48 appearances, 40 starts, and recorded nine goals and 10 assists as a Wake Forest Player.

The 5-foot-9 midfielder was then drafted by the Columbus Crew SC in the 2018 SuperDraft, where he spent two seasons and shared the pitch with current Inter Miami teammate Wil Trapp. In his first two years as a professional footballer in the league, Argudo clocked in 39 MLS regular season and two playoff appearances, making 17 starts, and tallied one goal and three assists. 

Subsequently, in November 2019 Argudo became an Inter Miami player when he was the fourth player selected by our Club in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft. At just 24 years old, in South Florida, the all-action midfielder now has a unique opportunity to establish himself in the league while striving to make history with an ambitious new franchise.