Born: April 26, 1992
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada
College: UNLV (NV)
Previous Club: Saint Louis FC
Joaquín Rivas signed with FC Tulsa prior to the 2021 USL Championship season on December 1, 2020.
While 2018 was a frustrating season for the Tulsa Roughnecks, Rivas experienced his most productive season as a professional. He scored 12 goals, the most of any season by a player in club history. He served as the club's captain in six matches in 2018.
He played in 29 matches with the Roughnecks going 3-14-12 in the matches he appeared and 0-5-0 when he didn't.
Rivas joined the then-Tulsa Roughnecks FC and helped the club make the USL Championship Playoffs. Rivas appeared in all 32 matches in his inaugural Tulsa campaign, scoring five goals and adding three assists. He started 27 of the 32 matches.
Rivas is one of the most prominent FC Tulsa players in club history. He ranks second all-time in appearances (62) and first all-time in starts (55). His 17 total goals for the club are the second-most in franchise history.
His 12 goals in the 2018 are the most in a single season in Tulsa history. He leads the franchise's history in both starts and minutes played and is second in total appearances, three behind all-time leader Brady Ballew.
2019-2020 - SAINT LOUIS FC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
Rivas joined Saint Louis FC in 2019 and made six appearances with one goal and two assists in a season that was shortened by injury. In 2020, He notched another goal and assist in the pandemic-shortened regular season before adding a second goal in the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs. The goal was a dramatic, last-minute winner to advance Saint Louis FC to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
2015-2016 SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC FC (USL CHAMPIONSHIP)
He signed with Sacramento Republic FC prior to the 2015 season. Over two seasons in Sacramento, Rivas made 19 appearances and logged one assist.
2014 KITSAP PUMAS (USL LEAGUE TWO)
Rivas signed to Kitsap Pumas for the 2014 USL League Two season. He made 13 appearances for the club.
Rivas has made six appearances and scored one goal for the El Salvador National Team, including a recent appearance against the United States on December 9, 2020 where Rivas started. He scored his goal for La Selecta on Nov. 21, 2018 against Haiti in a 1-0 win.
The Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in high school attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) where he made 67 appearances and scored 11 goals during his collegiate career.