Sam Junqua

Sam Junqua (born November 9, 1996) is an American soccer player who plays as a defender for Houston Dynamo in MLS.

Sam Junqua
Personal information
Full name Samuel Junqua
Date of birth (1996-11-09) November 9, 1996
Place of birth Saratoga, California, United States
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 29
Youth career
De Anza Force
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 California Golden Bears 68 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 FC Golden State Force 7 (0)
2018 San Francisco Glens 6 (1)
2019– Houston Dynamo 0 (0)
2019–Rio Grande Valley FC (loan) 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Youth & College

Junqua attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played college soccer for four years between 2015 and 2018, making 68 appearances and tallying 3 assists.[1]

While in college, Junqua played in the PDL with FC Golden State Force[2] and San Francisco Glens.[3]

Professional career

On January 11, 2019, Junqua was drafted 8th overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, by Houston Dynamo and was signed by the club on January 22, 2019.[4] Junqua made his Dynamo debut on June 18, getting the start in a 3-2 loss to Minnesota United in a US Open Cup match. He made his first appearance in a continental competition and his second overall appearance with the Dynamo on July 24, coming on as a sub in a Leagues Cup match with Club America.[5]

Junqua spent most of the 2019 season on loan with the Dynamo's USL Championship affiliate Rio Grande Valley FC. He made his first appearance for the Toros on March 16, playing the full 90 in a 2-0 loss to Fresno FC.[5] He would go onto make 17 appearances with RGVFC in his first pro season.

Career statistics

As of November 27, 2019[6][7][8][3][2]
Club Season League Playoffs Cup Continental Total
FC Golden State Force 2017 PDL 700 01 080
San Francisco Glens 2018 PDL 6161
Houston Dynamo 2019 MLS 00101[lower-alpha 1]020
Rio Grande Valley FC (loan) 2019 USLC 17000170
Career total 3010 02010241
  1. Appearance in Leagues Cup


  1. "Sam Junqua - Men's Soccer -2015 M Soccer Roster". Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  2. "FC Golden State Force 2017 Roster - Samuel Junqua". Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  3. "San Francisco Glens 2018 Roster - Samuel Junqua". Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  4. "Houston Dynamo sign top SuperDraft selection Sam Junqua". Retrieved 2019-03-17.
  5. "USA - S. Junqua - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  6. "Sam Junqua". Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  7. "Sam Junqua Stats". Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  8. "USA - S. Junqua - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Retrieved 2019-11-28.
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