Veteran attacking player who signed with the Dynamo on January 24, 2017. Played under head coach Wilmer Cabrera in Colorado in 2013. Has played in MLS as well as Mexico, Germany and Uruguay.
2017 MLS: Dished his first career assist in a playoff series in a 1-0 win vs. Sporting Kansas City during the Knockout Round of the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs ... Has played in 21 games, totaling 517 minutes this season ... Dished his fourth and fifth assist of the season in 2-1 win vs. Minnesota United FC on September 30 ... Dished his third assist of the season in a 3-3 draw against LA Galaxy on September 27 ... Started and dished an assist in a 1-1 draw at New York City FC on September 23 ... Started and scored Dynamo's fifth fastest goal in history at the 60 second of play in a 3-3 draw at FC Dallas on Aug. 23 ... Scored and dished his first assist of the season in 3-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes on August 12 ... Made his debut with the Houston Dynamo playing 16 minutes in 2-1 win vs. Seattle Sounders FC on March 4 ... Did not dress vs.New York Red Bulls (April 1) due to family obligations ... OPEN CUP: Made his first start with the Dynamo dishing an assist in a 3-2 win at North Carolina FC on June 14 ... Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-0 loss against Sporting Kansas City in the Round of 16 on June 28
2015 MLS: Started 16 of his 30 appearances for Colorado … Scored four goals and added five assists
2014 MLS: Gained green card, no longer counted as international player … Started 12 of his 17 appearances for the Rapids, missing a number of games with injuries … Scored six goals
2013 MLS: Appeared in eight of nine remaining matches in the season after being signed by the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 6 … Scored his first MLS goal on Sept. 14 against FC Dallas, and created the play that led to a Dallas own goal in the 2-1 victory … Recorded four assists in addition to his goal
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Signed with Defensor Sporting in his hometown of Montevideo, Uruguay for the 2016 season, scoring two goals in 10 appearances … Rose to prominence during his seven years with Toluca of the Mexican First Division from 2001-2007, when he played 242 matches for the club and scored 85 goals, helping them to a pair of championships (Apertura 2002 and Apertura 2005) … Moved to Schalke of the German Bundesliga from 2008-10, playing 50 matches and scoring three goals, and helping the team to second place in 2010 … Returned to Mexico with Club América from 2010-2012, scoring 11 times in 49 appearances … Before making the move to MLS, he was with Nacional in his native Uruguay, helping the team into the Copa Libertadores knockout phase
NATIONAL TEAM: With the Uruguayan National Team, Sánchez has made 31 appearances since his debut in 2001 and has scored five goals for his country … Scored goals in both the 2004 and 2007 editions of the Copa América