How he joined the Club: Acquired via transfer from S.D. Aucas on Nov. 23 2020.
Since making his professional debut on Dec. 12, 2017, Espinoza has made 54 appearances (48 starts) across all competitions while playing in Ecuador’s top-flight. He originally began his career with C.D. Cuenca in 2017 and made five appearances (four starts) in two seasons with the Club. Since joining S.D. Aucas ahead of the 2018 campaign, the defender has made 49 appearances (44 starts) across all competitions.
Internationally, he has earned 15 caps for Ecuador’s U-20 side, including seven appearances in the 2019 U-20 FIFA World Cup, and two caps for the Ecuador National Team. In 2019, Espinoza captained Ecuador’s U-20 team to a first-place finish in the 2019 U-20 South American Championship. He made seven appearances (seven starts) as his home country captured its first-ever championship in the biennial competition.
Espinoza will occupy an international slot on the Fire’s 2021 roster. He is the 15th player on the Club’s roster age 23 or younger. He is under contract with the Fire through the 2023 season with Club options for the 2024 and 2025 seasons.