Jonathan Mendoza

Jonathan Fabian Mendoza Valenzuela (born January 26, 1990) is a Colombian footballer who currently plays for Orlando SeaWolves in the Major Arena Soccer League.

Jonathan Mendoza
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Fabian Mendoza Valenzuela
Date of birth (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990
Place of birth Bogotá, Colombia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Orlando SeaWolves
Number 11
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Stetson Hatters 68 (18)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Orlando City U-23 70 (13)
2013 Orlando City 20 (0)
2014–2015 Rochester Rhinos 57 (4)
2016 Orlando City B 30 (2)
2017 Harrisburg City Islanders 23 (2)
2018– Orlando SeaWolves (indoor) 14 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2019

Career

College and amateur

Mendoza was born in Colombia, but moved to Altamonte Springs, graduating from Lyman High School in 2009. During his senior year in high school, he was second-team All-American, and first-team All-Central Florida, according to ESPN RISE.[1]

He accepted a scholarship offer from Stetson in DeLand, Florida, where he started most of his career. He totaled 18 goals and 22 assists in 68 matches (57 starts). He was the 2011 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year in men's soccer after scoring 11 goals that season.[1][2]

In addition to Stetson, he played with Orlando City U-23 (and Central Florida Kraze before that) in the USL Premier Development League. He led the U-23 Lions to the Southeast Division and Southern Conference titles in 2012.

Professional

Mendoza made himself available for the 2013 MLS SuperDraft,[3] but went undrafted. He was signed to Orlando City Soccer Club on March 1, 2013.[4]

After the 2013 season, he was released by Orlando City and signed with the Rochester Rhinos, thereby staying in the USL Pro.[5]

References


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