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The Houston Dynamo have signed left back Sam Junqua, the club announced today. Houston selected Junqua with the eighth overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 11.


Junqua saw action in 68 games with 45 starts during his four-year career at the University of California, Berkeley. The defender tallied three assists with the Golden Bears and earned an All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention in 2018.


As a senior, Junqua was on the field more than any other Cal player, totaling 1,666 minutes played, and recorded nine shots and one assist. Offensively, hs also the Bears’ primary option on corner kicks.


The Saratoga, Calif. native joined the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team in 2013 and was named to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy West Conference Best XI for the 2012/2013 season.


With the addition of Junqua, the Dynamo now have 25 players under contract for the 2019 season.


TRANSACTION: The Houston Dynamo sign defender Sam Junqua.


PLAYER PROFILE

FULL NAME: Samuel Junqua
PRONUNCIATION: JUNN-kwah
DATE OF BIRTH: November 9, 1996 (22 years old)
HEIGHT: 6’0”
WEIGHT: 170
BIRTHPLACE: Saratoga, Calif.
HOMETOWN: Saratoga, Calif.
PREVIOUS CLUB: University of California
FIFA NATIONALITY: United States


HOUSTON DYNAMO PLAYERS CURRENTLY UNDER CONTRACT

No.
Name
Pos.
MLS Exp.
Age
Ht.
Wt.
FIFA Nationality
1
Tyler Deric
GK
10
30
6-3
185
USA
23
Joe Willis
GK
8
30
6-5
200
USA
26
Michael Nelson
GK
1
23
6-4
180
USA
No.
Name
Pos.
MLS Exp.
Age
Ht.
Wt.
FIFA Nationality
2 
Alejandro Fuenmayor
DF
1
22
6-1
170
Venezuela
3
Adam Lundkvist
DF
1
24
5-9
145
Sweden
6
Kiki Struna
DF
0
28
6-2
185
Slovenia
7
DaMarcus Beasley
DF
10
36
5-8
145
USA
12
Chris Duvall
DF
5
27
5-10
165
USA
16
Kevin Garcia
DF
2
27
6-0
185
USA
20
A.J. DeLaGarza
DF
10
31
5-9
150
Guam
28
Erik McCue
DF
0
17
6-3
185
USA/Sweden
Sam Junqua
DF
0
22
6-0
170
USA
No.
Name
Pos.
MLS Exp.
Age
Ht.
Wt.
FIFA Nationality
5
Juan David Cabezas
MF
2
26
6-0
175
Colombia
8
Memo Rodriguez
MF
2
22
5-8
145
USA
10
Tomás Martínez
MF
2
23
5-9
145
Argentina
11
Tommy McNamara
MF
5
27
5-9
170
USA
14
Marlon Hairston
MF
5
24
6-0
157
USA
22
Matías Vera
MF
0
23
5-7
155
Argentina
24
Darwin Cerén
MF
5
28
5-10
165
El Salvador
25
Eric Bird
MF
2
25
5-9
175
USA
27
Boniek García
MF
7
34
5-9
150
Honduras
No.
Name
Pos.
MLS Exp.
Age
Ht.
Wt.
FIFA Nationality
9
Mauro Manotas
FW
4
23
6-0
155
Colombia
17
Alberth Elis
FW
2
22
6-0
165
Honduras
21
Ronaldo Peña
FW
1
21
6-1
175
Venezuela
31
Romell Quioto
FW
2
27
5-11
170
Honduras