Richard Menjivar

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Richard Menjivar
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Personal information
Full name Richard Guillermo Menjivar Peraza
Date of birth (1990-10-31) October 31, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Panorama City, California, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
San Antonio Scorpions
Youth career
2008–2009 Evansville Purple Aces
2010–2011 Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Cal FC
2012–2013 Blokhus
2013 Atlanta Silverbacks 21 (2)
2014– San Antonio Scorpions 15 (0)
National team
2008 United States U18 4 (0)
2012 El Salvador U23 4 (1)
2013– El Salvador 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 13, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 14, 2014

Richard "Richie" Guillermo Menjivar Peraza (born October 31, 1990) is an American-born Salvadoran international footballer who currently plays for San Antonio Scorpions in the North American Soccer League.


After spending his college career at University of Evansville and Cal State Bakersfield, Menjivar spent time with amateur side Cal FC during their dramatic 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run which saw them defeat Kitsap Pumas, Wilmington Hammerheads and Portland Timbers before suffering a 5-0 defeat to Seattle Sounders FC in the Round of 16.[1]

On 8 February 2013, Menjivar joined the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL,[2] helping the team win the 2013 Spring Championship. At the end of the entire season, he was awarded a spot on the league's 2013 best XI.

In February 2014, after trialing with the Portland Timbers, he signed with the San Antonio Scorpions.


Menjivar has represented the United States in the under-18 level and was also on El Salvador's Olympic Qualifying roster in 2012.

On January 18, 2013, Menjivar made his senior debut for El Salvador in their opening match of the 2013 Copa Centroamericana which resulted in a 1-1 draw with Honduras. On September 7, 2014, he scored his first international goal against Honduras in a group stage match during the 2014 Copa Centroamericana.[3]

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2014 Cotton Bowl, Dallas  Honduras 1–0 1–0 2014 Copa Centroamericana



Atlanta Silverbacks



  1. ^ Gaschk, Matt (5 June 2012). "Sounders put five on Cal FC, reach quarters". Seattle Sounders FC. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Silverbacks Sign El Salvador International". 8 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Copa Centroamericana 2013". CONCACAF. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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