Jason Hernandez

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Jason Hernandez
Jason Hernandez San Jose 2013.jpg
Hernandez with San Jose in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jason Hernandez
Date of birth (1983-08-26) August 26, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth New York, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 12
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 165 (0)
2015–2016 New York City FC 57 (0)
2017– Toronto FC 13 (0)
National team
2016– Puerto Rico 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 12, 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 23, 2016

Jason Hernandez (born August 26, 1983) is a Puerto Rican international footballer who plays as a defender for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

College[edit]

Hernandez played college soccer at Seton Hall University from 2001 to 2004, and captained the team in his final two seasons. He was also named Second Team ALL-BIG EAST in 2004.[1]

Club career[edit]

MetroStars[edit]

Hernandez was selected by the MetroStars with the sixth pick in the first round of the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft and signed a developmental contract with the team for the 2005 season.[2] After not playing a minute in the club's first 29 league games, he made his debut against Chicago on October 5, 2005. He started the last three games of the regular season, as well as both games in the playoffs.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Hernandez was picked up by the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2007 MLS Expansion Draft.[6] He made his debut on April 3, 2008, starting against LA Galaxy.[7]

Hernandez would play for the club through the 2014 season, and would captain the team multiple times.[1] His 160 games started and 13,859 minutes played placed him third all time in both categories for the club.[7]

New York City[edit]

Hernandez was selected by New York City FC as the 6th pick in the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft.[8] He would start in their first ever MLS game, a 1–1 draw with Orlando City SC on March 8, 2015.[9]

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.[citation needed] He was not retained following the 2016 season.[10]

Toronto FC[edit]

Hernandez was signed by Toronto FC in March 2017.[11] He made his Toronto FC debut and his first start of the season on May 6, 2017, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win against the Seattle Sounders.[12]

Hernadez was resigned with Toronto FC on April 13, 2018.[13]

International career[edit]

Hernandez was born in the United States to parents of Puerto Rican descent. In January 2009, he was called for a training camp with the United States, but he did not appear in a match for the team.[14] Eligible for Puerto Rico through his parents, he made his international debut with the team in March 2016 during a Caribbean Cup qualifier against Guyana.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played April 14, 2018 [16][17]
Club Season League Playoffs US Open Cup North America Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
MetroStars 2005 3 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Total 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Chivas USA 2006 29 0 2 0 0 0 31 0
2007 21 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
Total 50 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 53 0
San Jose 2008 28 0 0 0 28 0
2009 16 0 0 0 16 0
2010 27 0 3 0 0 0 30 0
2011 28 0 0 0 28 0
2012 25 0 2 0 1 0 28 0
2013 21 0 0 0 4 0 25 0
2014 20 0 1 0 21 0
Total 165 0 5 0 2 0 4 0 176 0
New York City FC 2015 26 0 1 0 27 0
2016 31 0 0 0 1 0 32 0
Total 57 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 59 0
Toronto FC 2017 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2018 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Toronto FC II (loan) 2017 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 285 0 10 0 4 0 4 0 303 0

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hernandez alumni report". shupirates.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Metros sign Hernandez". bigapplesoccer.com. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jason Hernandez statistics". metrofanatic.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "MLS SuperDraft". Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Jason Hernandez NYCFC profile". nycfc.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "MLS releases results of expansion draft". oursportcentral.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "San Jose profile". sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "2014 MLS expansion draft". centerlinesoccer.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "NYCFC vs Orlando City". espnfc.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Booth, Mark (28 November 2016). "NYCFC Announce Roster Options for 2017". NYCFC.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Toronto FC Sign Jason Hernandez". Toronto FC. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  12. ^ http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/tfcs-strength-depth-full-display-win-sounders/
  13. ^ "Toronto FC welcome back Jason Hernandez, promote three from Toronto FC II". www.mlssoccer.com. April 13, 2018. 
  14. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_12189704.html
  15. ^ http://elvocero.com/jason-hernandez-le-ve-futuro-a-onceno-boricua/
  16. ^ "Jason Hernandez profile". soccerway.com. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Jason Hernandez biography". mls.com. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "San Jose clinch Supporters' Shield". sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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