Hernandez with San Jose in 2013
|Full name||Jason Hernandez|
|Date of birth||August 26, 1983|
|Place of birth||New York, New York, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2001–2004||Seton Hall Pirates|
|2008–2014||San Jose Earthquakes||165||(0)|
|2015–2016||New York City FC||57||(0)|
|2017–2018||Toronto FC II||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 20, 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 23, 2016
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. 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.
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 club's four playoff matches during his two-year stint at the Los Angeles-based club.
San Jose Earthquakes
Hernandez would play for the club through the 2014 season, and would captain the team multiple times. His 160 games started and 13,859 minutes played placed him third all time in both categories for the club.
New York City
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. He was not retained following the 2016 season.
Hernandez was signed by Toronto FC in March 2017. 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.
Hernandez announced his retirement from professional football on April 2, 2019, and that he would be joining Toronto's front office as Manager of Player Engagement.
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. 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.
|Club||Season||League||Playoffs||US Open Cup||North America||Total|
|New York City FC||2015||26||0||—||1||0||–||27||0|
|Toronto FC II (loan)||2017||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
San Jose Earthquakes
- MLS Cup: 2017
- Supporters' Shield: 2017
- Eastern Conference Winners (Playoffs): 2017
- Canadian Championship: 2017
- Trillium Cup: 2017
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