A United States youth international since the Under-14 age group, midfielder Eric Calvillo signed with the Cosmos on Jan. 15, 2016.
He made his Cosmos debut on July 13 against Jacksonville Armada FC. Calvillo scored his first goal in the regular season finale, a 1-0 win Oct. 29 on the road against Minnesota United.
Born and raised in Southern California, Calvillo was selected to the 21-player roster at the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile. He appeared in all three matches for his country, starting two and compiling 202 minutes on the pitch. Calvillo joins fellow U.S. U-17 international and California native Alexis Velela in New York.
Calvillo, now with the U.S. U-19s, is a versatile player comfortable in the No. 6 spot and as a box-to-box midfielder. He came through U.S. Soccer Development Academy club Real So Cal. Calvillo became the third active U.S. youth international to sign with the Cosmos, following Velela and former Cosmos striker Haji Wright. Along with Velela, Calvillo captured the top spot with the U.S. U-19 at the 2016 Slovakia Cup.
2016: Made his Cosmos debut on July 13 against Jacksonville Armada FC … Scored his first goal in the regular season finale, a 1-0 win Oct. 29 on the road against Minnesota United … Won the 2016 Slovakia Cup with the U.S. U-19.
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