Jason Hernandez

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Jason Hernandez
Jason Hernandez San Jose 2013.jpg
Personal information
Full name Jason Hernandez
Date of birth (1983-08-26) August 26, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth New York, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
New York City FC
Number 2
Youth career
2001–2004 Seton Hall Pirates
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 MetroStars 3 (0)
2006–2007 Chivas USA 50 (0)
2008–2014 San Jose Earthquakes 163 (0)
2015– New York City FC 39 (0)
National team
2016– Puerto Rico 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 21, 2016.

† Appearances (goals)

Jason Hernandez (born August 26, 1983) is a Puerto Rican-American footballer who currently plays for New York City FC in Major League Soccer and the Puerto Rican national team.


Hernandez played college soccer at Seton Hall University from 2001 to 2004, and captained the team in his final two seasons.

Club career[edit]


Hernandez was selected by the MetroStars in the first round of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft and signed a developmental contract with the team for the 2005 season. After not playing a minute in the club's first 29 league games, he started the last three of the regular season, as well as both games in the playoffs.

Chivas USA[edit]

Hernandez was traded to Chivas USA in a trade that allowed the MetroStars to move up to the first selection of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft and select Marvell Wynne.[1]

In his initial campaign with Chivas, Hernandez went on to appear in 29 league matches, including 24 starts. During the 2007 season Hernandez saw his role reduced as he appeared in 21 league matches, starting only nine. He started three of the clubs four playoff matches during his two-year stint at the Los Angeles based club.

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Hernandez was picked up by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft.

New York City[edit]

Hernandez was selected by New York City FC in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft. After the signing of Italian legend Andrea Pirlo in July 2015, Hernandez changed his number from 21 to 2 to honor his boyhood idol, New York Yankees legendary shortstop Derek Jeter.


Hernandez was born in the United States to parents of Puerto Rican descent. On January 6, 2009 Jason was called into the U.S. Men's National Team's January training camp. He joined Colorado Rapids (MLS) defender Ugo Ihemelu as replacements for Clarence Goodson and Cory Gibbs who left camp early,[2] but he ultimately did not feature in the game. He was called up to the Puerto Rico national football team and made his debut on March 29 for 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification against Guyana.[3]

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