Vazquez, 19, made 13 appearances as a substitute as a forward/winger in 2017 and scored just a minute into his debut at Real Salt Lake on April 22. He added two goals an assist in two US Open Cup starts.
2017 (Atlanta United): Appeared in 13 games, registering one goal and one assist. Scored one minute into his MLS debut in a 3-1 win at Real Salt Lake on April 22. Assisted on Josef Martinez’s game-winning goal in 1-0 win against Colorado on June 24. US Open Cup: Tallied two goals and an assist in two starts. Started, scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in 90 minutes on June 14 against Charleston. Started and scored in 90 minutes against Miami FC on June 28.
Born in Chula Vista, Calif., he made his U.S. National Team debut on Feb. 20, 2015 with the U-17s during a 5-2 win over Bermuda. Two days later in a rematch, Vazquez scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 rout. Later that year, he was named to head coach Richie Williams’ 21-man roster for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. Despite failing to reach the knockout rounds, Vazquez played a huge role for the U.S., scoring two of their three goals in group play. He gave the U.S. a 2-0 lead against Croatia on Oct. 20, 2015 and put the U.S. ahead of Chile three days later. The only other goal scored in the tournament by the U.S. was by Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic.
In 2016 with the U.S. U-19s, Vazquez scored four goals, including the game-winner against Spain in the 2016 COTIF Tournament, a highlight-reel free kick from 30 yards out to defeat the hosts in group play. This was Spain’s only loss in the tournament as they went on to defeat Argentina in the Final. Vazquez also scored in September against Serbia in the Stevan-Vilotic Cele Tournament.
On Dec. 8, 2016 Vazquez was called up to the U.S. U-20 National Team for the December international training camp in San Jose, Costa Rica.