Christian Jimenez

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Christian Jimenez
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-11-03) 3 November 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth San Dimas, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2002–2004 Strikers FC
2004 South Florida Bulls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 San Gabriel Valley Highlanders
2005 Chivas USA 0 (0)
2006–2007 Real Salt Lake 1 (0)
National team
2008 United States U23
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 June 2008

Christian Jimenez (born November 3, 1986 in San Dimas, California) is an American soccer player of Mexican descent. He is currently without a club, having been waived by Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer in 2007.


Jimenez trained with the United States Under-17 national team at the USSF's Bradenton Academy from the Fall 2002 to Spring 2004, and competed in a Youth World Championship. Upon graduating from Bradenton, Jimenez moved to the University of South Florida along with Rodrigo Hidalgo. At USF he played only one season of college soccer, appearing in 17 games and registering four goals and four assists, before turning professional by signing a Generation Adidas contract with MLS.

Jimenez was selected 14th overall in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by Chivas USA, a team dedicated to fielding a largely Hispanic, Spanish-speaking team in MLS. He never played a first-team match for Chivas and was traded to Real Salt Lake after the 2005 season along with Douglas Sequeira for Brian Dunseth. He made one appearance in the 2006 season, but missed the rest of the season due to a torn ACL to his left knee.[1] He was waived at the end of 2007 because of differences with head coach Jason Kreis.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Real's Jimenez out with ACL tear". The Deseret News. 2006-06-16.

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