Diego José Palacios Espinoza (born 12 July 1999), commonly known as "Chiqui", is an Ecuadorian professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC and the Ecuador national team.
On 5 March 2019, 18-year old Espinoza signed his first professional contract with Alianza Lima. However, he only played for the club's reserve team in the 2019 season, including one game on the bench for the first team in the Peruvian Primera División. Therefore, he was loaned out to Ayacucho FC in 2020, to gain some experience.
He made his Ayacucho- and Peruvian Primera División on 2 February 2020 against Universidad San Martín. Espinoza started on the bench, before replacing Carlos Olascuaga in the 61st minute.
In January 2021, Espinoza was loaned out to Universidad San Martín for the 2021 season.
22 appearances in the current 2022 Season
1 goals scored in the current 2022 Season