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Who's the biggest injury concern for the US heading into the pre-Copa training camp?
Fabian Johnson
Timmy Chandler
Geoff Cameron
Alejandro Bedoya
BENJI JOYA
Mexico Necaxa (Liga de Ascenso)
#54 | Midfielder
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
September 22, 1993 (Age: 22)
San Jose, California
5' 8", 148 lbs (1.73 m, 67 kg)
0/0
GP
2
S
0
M
48
G
0
A
0
YC
0
RC
0
OG
0
Club Career

Joya, who grew up in the Bay Area of California, was played in the USSF Development Academy for De Anza Force. In early 2012, he joined Santos Laguna's organization. He began during the 2012 Clausura with the club's U-20 team. In September 2012, the midfielder made his first team debut in a Liga MX match.

In June 2015 Joya completed a transfer to second division side Necaxa.

International Career

US U-20 manager Tab Ramos has called Joya in to several camps during the 2013 U-20 World Cup cycle thus far. He was a member of the team for the 2013 FIFA U-23 World Cup.

He is now a member of the U.S. U-23 national team and has already amassed four caps.


With the curtains drawn on the Copa América Centenario, players are beginning to return to their clubs for the pre- or current seasons.
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