JORGE LUIS CORRALES BIO
Jorge Corrales re-signed with FC Tulsa ahead of the 2023 USL Championship season, marking his fourth year spent with the club in his career.
The headlining story of Corrales’ 2022 season, unfortunately, centered around the ACL tear that the defender suffered in late June. Corrales was limited to just eight appearances and made five starts.
Corrales made 25 starts for FC Tulsa in 2021 with 26 total appearances. The Cuban led the club in interceptions (65) and ranked in the top-five in tackles won (22) and blocks (11). He also set a new career high in the single-season assist category with three assists from the left-back position. All three assists gave FC Tulsa the lead in matches in which it won.
Corrales had a breakout year with Tulsa in 2017, playing 30 matches with 28 starts to help lead Tulsa to a USL Championship Playoff berth. During that 2017 season, Corrales scored a goal and added two assists before signing an MLS contract with Chicago Fire FC in September of that season. He was loaned back to Tulsa where he finished the season before embarking on his MLS career.
Corrales ranks eighth in franchise history with 65 appearances and sixth in minutes played (5,233).
2019-20 – CF MONTRÉAL (MLS)
Corrales’ most recent MLS success came with CF Montréal, where he played two seasons with then-called Montreal Impact. He appeared in 24 matches across the MLS regular season, MLS Is Back tournament, and CONCACAF Champions League, making two assists.
In 2019, Montréal lifted the Canadian Cup, Corrales’ second silverware of his career.
2017-19 – CHICAGO FIRE FC (MLS)
Corrales earned a moved to Chicago Fire after his breakout season in Tulsa, and he played for the Fire for three seasons. He made 37 appearances across all competitions for Chicago from 2017-19, assisting a goal.
2016 – FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS (NASL)
Corrales played the 2016 Fall Championship with Fort Lauderdale Strikers in NASL, making 17 appearances in the NASL and one more in the 2016 U.S. Open Cup.
2016 – MIAMI FC (NASL)
Corrales made an appearance for Miami FC in the 2016 NASL Spring Championship before his move to Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
2015 – FORTUNA SC (MIAMI)
After departing Cuba in 2015, Corrales landed at Fortuna SC, a Miami based semi-professional team that serves as a landing spots for Cubans arriving in the United States to pursue professional soccer. Corrales joins current FC Tulsa players Darío Suárez and Adrián Diz Pe as players who have spent time at Fortuna SC.
YOUTH CAREER AND CUBAN CAREER
Corrales began his professional career with his hometown side FC Pinar del Rio in 2009. Through 2015 he scored six goals in 80 appearances and played an additional 18 games on loan with FC Sancti Spiritus.
Corrales has 42 caps for the Cuban national team, most recently appearing for his country in June 2022 during CONCACAF Nations League play. He scored his first international goal for Cuba on November 13, 2014 against Curaçao and has two international assists. Corrales also lifted the 2012 Caribbean Cup trophy with the Cuban National Team.