Benji Joya

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Benji Joya
Personal information
Full name Héctor Benjamín Joya Jiménez
Date of birth (1993-09-22) September 22, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth San Jose, California, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chicago Fire
(on loan from Santos Laguna)
Number 54
Youth career
2009–2011 De Anza Force
2011–2012 Santos Laguna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Santos Laguna 4 (0)
2014– Chicago Fire (loan) 12 (1)
National team
2012–2013 United States U20 19 (4)
2014– United States U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 16, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 16, 2014

Héctor Benjamín "Benji" Joya Jiménez (born September 22, 1993) is an American soccer player who currently plays for the Chicago Fire on loan from Santos Laguna.

Club career[edit]

Santos Laguna[edit]

Joya, who grew up in the Bay Area of California, was played in the USSF Development Academy for De Anza Force. In early 2012, he joined Santos Laguna's organization. He began during the 2012 Clausura with the club's U-20 team. In September 2012, the midfielder made his first team debut in a Liga MX match.[1]

Chicago Fire[edit]

Joya was loaned the Chicago Fire with an option to buy ahead of the 2014 MLS season.[2]

International career[edit]

Joya was a member of the United States U-20 squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup[3]


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