HT: 5'9" WT: 175
Age: 22 (5/24/96)
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2018: 17 GP, 7 GS, 2 G, 1 A in 752 min.
Apodaca signed his first professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC on February 21, 2018, after being drafted by the Philadelphia Union. Apodaca made his professional, club and USL debut against Nashville (3/31), coming on as a second-half substitute. Was part of the matchday 18 against Charleston (4/8) and Cincinnati (4/15) but did not appear. Made a second-half appearance on the road at Louisville (4/28), placing the first shot of his career on target. Against Richmond (5/6), came on in the second half and drew a penalty kick while firing a season-high three shots on target. Earned his first professional start on the road at Charleston (5/12), going the distance and placing two shots on target. Apodaca followed up with a trio of road starts at Indy Eleven (5/19), Ottawa (5/25) and North Carolina (6/2). After missing five matches due to an injury, Apodaca returned with his first professional assist on the road at Atlanta United 2 (7/11) while making appearances against North Carolina (7/14) and Indy Eleven (7/26). Returned to the starting XI against Atlanta (7/29), where Apodaca tallied his first professional goal which proved to be the match winner. Found the back of the net on the road against Toronto FC II (8/16), bagging an insurance goal late in the match. For his efforts, he started against Ottawa (8/22) before making a second-half appearance on the road at Pittsburgh (9/7). Came on in the final half of Steel FC's Eastern Conference Semifinal at Louisville (10/27).
2014-17: Apodaca was a standout athlete at Cal Baptist, being named the NCAA Division II Player of the Year and All-American in his senior season. Apodaca tallied 29 goals in 2017, rewriting the school's record book in goals (48), points (108), shots (143), hat tricks (four) and multi-goal games (11). His senior season he set the school's individual record for points (62), shots (111), multi-goal games (eight), hat tricks (three) along with a single-game record of five goals in a match.
2016: Spent one season with the Southern California Seahorses, appearing in eight matches in the Premier Development League. During the summer prior to his junior season, Apodaca attempted eight shots as the club finished fifth in the Southwest Division.
Off the field interests:
Hobbies outside of soccer: Camping, fishing and hiking
Favorite places to travel: Mammoth Mountain, California
Profession if not playing soccer: Physical or Occupational Therapist
Most memorable soccer memory: Winning the conference title in overtime during his senior season.
Favorite soccer player: Thierry Henry
Growing up, I pretended to be: Thierry Henry
Three unique facts/stories
1) Absolutely hates cheese.
2) Can move his ears.
3) Has never been to Europe.