Player Details

Name

Sam Junqua

Pronunciation

JUNK-uh

Height

6' 0"

Weight

170 lbs

Date of Birth

11.9.1996 (24)

Birthplace

Saratoga, CA USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Full Back

Preferred Side

Left

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24
2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Versatile young defender who can play left back or center back. Selected with the eighth overall pick of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft by the Houston Dynamo on Jan. 11, 2019. Signed with the Dynamo on Jan. 22, 2019.

2019 SEASON (HOUSTON DYNAMO / RGV FC)

Made the matchday 18-man roster but did not play on Opening Day against Real Salt Lake on March 2… Leagues Cup: Came off the bench for Marlon Hairston in the penalty shootout loss to Club America on July 24… Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: Made his Open Cup and Dynamo debut in 3-2 loss to Minnesota United FC in the Round of 16 on June 18… Rio Grande Valley FC (USL Championship): Started five matches for RGV FC in the USL Championship, gaining valuable professional experience

COLLEGE (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA)

Made 68 appearances in four years with the Golden Bears… Recorded three assists… 2018 All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention

PREP & CLUB CAREER

Ranked as a four-star player by TopDrawerSoccer.com out of Saratoga HS… United States Soccer Development Academy West Conference Best XI selection for the 2012-13 season with De Anza Force… Was one of 64 players who attended the National Combine at Nike Headquarters in 2013