Richard Menjivar

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Richard Menjivar
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Personal information
Full name Richard Guillermo Menjivar Peraza
Date of birth (1990-10-31) October 31, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Panorama City, California, United States
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rayo OKC
Youth career
2006–2008 LAFC
2008–2009 Evansville Purple Aces
2010–2011 Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012 Cal FC
2012–2013 Blokhus
2013 Atlanta Silverbacks 22 (2)
2014–2015 San Antonio Scorpions 20 (0)
2015 Tampa Bay Rowdies 13 (1)
2016– Rayo OKC 14 (0)
National team
2008 United States U18 4 (0)
2012 El Salvador U23 4 (1)
2013– El Salvador 32 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 1, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 6, 2016

Richard "Richie" Guillermo Menjivar Peraza (born October 31, 1990) is an American-born Salvadoran international footballer currently playing for Rayo OKC of the North American Soccer League.

Career[edit]

After spending his college career at University of Evansville and Cal State Bakersfield, Menjivar spent time with amateur side Cal FC during their dramatic 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run which saw them defeat Kitsap Pumas, Wilmington Hammerheads and Portland Timbers before suffering a 5-0 defeat to Seattle Sounders FC in the Round of 16.[1]

On 8 February 2013, Menjivar joined the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL,[2] helping the team win the 2013 Spring Championship. At the end of the entire season, he was awarded a spot on the league's 2013 best XI.

In February 2014, after trialing with the Portland Timbers, he signed with the San Antonio Scorpions.

On April 29, 2015, Menjivar was traded to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in exchange for defender Brad Rusin.[3] Menjivar's contract with the Rowdies expired on December 16, 2015.[4]

Menjivar signed with NASL expansion team Rayo OKC on February 25, 2016.[5]

International[edit]

Menjivar has represented the United States in the under-18 level and was also on El Salvador's Olympic Qualifying roster in 2012.

On January 18, 2013, Menjivar made his senior debut for El Salvador in their opening match of the 2013 Copa Centroamericana which resulted in a 1-1 draw with Honduras. On September 7, 2014, he scored his first international goal against Honduras in a group stage match during the 2014 Copa Centroamericana.[6]

International goals[edit]

N. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2014 Cotton Bowl  Honduras 1–0 1–0 2014 Copa Centroamericana

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

Atlanta Silverbacks
San Antonio Scorpions

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaschk, Matt (5 June 2012). "Sounders put five on Cal FC, reach quarters". Seattle Sounders FC. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Silverbacks Sign El Salvador International". 8 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rowdies Acquire Richard Menjivar in Trade with Scorpions". 29 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Tampa Bay Rowdies Announce Additional Departures". 16 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "RAYO OKC INKS EL SALVADOR NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER RICHARD MENJÍVAR". 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Copa Centroamericana 2013". CONCACAF. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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