Cade Cowell

Cade Cowell

Country: USA/Mexico

Date of birth: 14/10/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Ceres, California (USA)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: Ballistic United SC, San Jose Earthquakes (since 2018)

Current club: San Jose Earthquakes

Squad number: 44

Current national team: USA U-23

Position: second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 600.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Sergio Agüero


– pace

– acceleration

– finishing 

– flair 

– agility

– off the ball movement 

– dribbling

– technique 

– ball control

– first touch


– aerial ability

Style of play:

– advanced striker

– versatile and mobile player able to play as a main striker, supporting striker and even on the wing if needed

– pacey striker with good technique on the ball, mobility, first touch, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– superb off the ball intelligence to recognise spaces where to receive/run into

– very composed finisher

– always alert to capitalize on some opposite defensive mistakes

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– excellent body balance, footwork, and changes of pace

– likes to come a bit deeper to get the ball

– likes to start his runs from deep and attack space

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– eagerness to track back and work for the team

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low center of gravity, power and excellent close control

– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

– known for his tricky off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration

– likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively

– high work rate in pressing

– all-action and energetic

Cowell on the counter – he outpaces his opponenets and scores with a superb finish.
Cowell loses his markers thanks to his great skills and body balance and scores with his weaker foot.

He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 3 May 2021):

MLS 2020: 19 games/1 goal (San Jose Earthquakes)

MLS 2021 (ongoing): 3 games/2 goals (San Jose Earthquakes)


Cade Cowell joined San Jose Earthquakes youth academy from Ballistic United SC in 2018 after he scored 34 in 33 games for the U-15 team. On 23 January 2019, he signed as a Homegrown Player with Quakes. In 2019, he was sent on loan to San Jose’s USL Championship affiliate club Reno 1868. He made his debut for Reno on 8 June and scored a 17th-minute goal during a 3–2 loss against San Antonio FC. He made his San Jose debut on 11 June 2019, as a 69th-minute substitute during a 4–3 win over Sacramento Republic in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. He started MSL 2021 season brilliantly by scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in just 3 games. Cade is of Mexican descent through his maternal line and is eligible to play for both the United States and Mexico.


“He’s one of the best players, in my opinion, on the team. He’s very young, he has lots to learn, but I think we’re here to help him out. You can tell that the more he plays, the more confidence and growth becomes part of him. I can definitely see him becoming a player that can make that jump to Europe soon.”

(Carlos Fierro – Cowell’s teammate)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.




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