Fire Land Joya on Loan from Santos Laguna Reviewed by Momizat on . The Fire announced on Wednesday that the team had acquired midfielder Benji Joya, 20, via a loan deal with Club Santos Laguna of Liga MX, the top flight league The Fire announced on Wednesday that the team had acquired midfielder Benji Joya, 20, via a loan deal with Club Santos Laguna of Liga MX, the top flight league Rating: 0
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Fire Land Joya on Loan from Santos Laguna

Fire Land Joya on Loan from Santos Laguna

The Fire announced on Wednesday that the team had acquired midfielder Benji Joya, 20, via a loan deal with Club Santos Laguna of Liga MX, the top flight league in Mexico.

“Benji is a talented, young player,” Chicago Fire Head Coach and Director of Soccer Frank Yallop said in a press release. “He has international experience and will be a great addition as we continue to build and strengthen our squad.”

Since joining Santos in 2012, Joya has appeared in just four first-team league matches and two Copa MX matches.  The San Jose, Calif. native has captained the United States U-20 national team in the past, as the team qualified for the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Joya will be added to the roster pending receipt of his ITC, the Fire announced.  The deal includes a one-year loan term followed by an option for a permanent transfer.  Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The loan came after the Fire won a weighted lottery for his rights on Wednesday.  You can follow Joya on twitter at @benjijoya54.


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