Benji Joya

Benji Joya
54
Midfielder
  • Chicago Fire
  • 5' 8"
  • 145 lbs.
  • 09-22-1993
  • San Jose, CA

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PROFESSIONAL: Signed with Santos Laguna in 2011. Made his first team debut in Sept. 2012 and went on to appear in four matches.

 

INTERNATIONAL: Under-20s: Joya served as team captain for the semifinals and final during the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, where the U-20s finished runner-up to host Mexico. Joya scored a penalty kick goal in the title match on March 3 to tie the score at 1-1 - the first goal allowed by Mexic in the tournament. But the U.S. would eventually fall 3-1 in overtime. Heading into the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Joya has recorded two goals and two assists in nine games (all starts) while logging 782 mintues. In 2012, Joya was the lone U-20 MNT player to see time in all 10 games in 2012, posting two goals and an assist in 724 minutes. Joya’s first goal was a go-ahead tally against Chile at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in July, but the USA settled for fourth place when Chile rallied for three straight goals. Joya added the game-winning goal of a 3-2 victory against Azerbaijan’s U-21 team at the 2012 Marbella Cup in October.

 

PERSONAL: A native of San Jose, Calif., Joya was a member of the De Anza Force of the USSF Development Academy. 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Chicago Fire 4 3 1 218 0 6 2 7 1 1 0
Career Totals 4 3 1 218 0 6 2 7 1 1 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Chicago Fire 4 3 1 218 0 6 2 7 1 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
4/12/2014 CHI @ MTL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/5/2014 PHI @ CHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/29/2014 CHI @ DC T 2-2 Started 56 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
3/23/2014 NY @ CHI T 1-1 Started 71 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0
3/16/2014 CHI @ POR T 1-1 Started 64 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
3/9/2014 CHI @ CHV L 2-3 Subbed On 27 1 0 2 2 4 0 1 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves