Hector Jiménez (soccer)

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Hector Jiménez
Jimenez Hector Columbus Crew SC Meet the Team 2017.jpg
Personal information
Full name Hector O. Jiménez
Date of birth (1988-11-03) November 3, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Huntington Park, California, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current team
Columbus Crew SC
Number 16
Youth career
2002–2006 Arsenal FC (California)
2005 IMG Soccer Academy
2006–2010 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 43 (4)
2014– Columbus Crew SC 91 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 15, 2017.

Hector O. Jiménez (born November 3, 1988) is an American soccer player currently playing for Columbus Crew SC in Major League Soccer.


High School[edit]

Hector played two years at Bell Gardens High School from 2004 & 2006 where he established himself as one of the team's leaders and caught the eye of various soccer programs across the country.

College and Amateur[edit]

Jiménez is a product of the University of California Berkeley where he played between 2006-2010. He was three-time First Team All-Pac-10 (2008–2010), NSCAA Second Team Far West Region, no. 2 on Cal’s all-time assist list, ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 8 team, NSCAA First Team Far West All-Region and was three-time Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic.[1] During his college years, Jiménez also played with the Bay Area Ambassadors of the National Premier Soccer League.


LA Galaxy[edit]

On January 14, 2011, Jiménez was drafted in the second round (34th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Galaxy.[2] He played three seasons with the Galaxy, recording four goals and six assists in 43 appearances while helping the Galaxy win titles in 2011 and 2012.

Columbus Crew SC[edit]

On January 14, 2014, Jiménez was traded to the Columbus Crew for a Second Round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection (42nd overall) and allocation money. [3] He made his club debut on March 8, 2014 in a 3–0 victory over D.C. United.[4] His first goal for the Crew came on April 19, 2014, also against D.C. United. Jiménez's 90th minute goal earned the Crew a 1–1 draw and would be nominated for MLS AT&T Goal of the Week honors.[5] He went on to appear in both legs of the Crew's playoff series against the New England Revolution.

Jiménez made 23 appearances in 2015, including his 75th professional appearance on May 16 against the San Jose Earthquakes. He notched four assists on the season while playing at four different positions. However, he did not appear in the playoffs as Crew SC made a run to MLS Cup 2015, where they would fall 2–1 to the Portland Timbers.

Jiménez racked up 25 appearances in 2016, playing five different positions. He made his 100th career appearance on July 3, in a 3–2 defeat to Sporting KC.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Both of Jiménez's parents are Mexican expatriates, who met in the United States.[7]


Los Angeles Galaxy[edit]

Columbus Crew[edit]


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