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Greece Soccer Tour 2017

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The 2017 Greece Soccer Scouting tour was a complete success. Together with Sport Performance’s Management and Promotions, we were able to put together a productive soccer tour. We completed multiple showcase in which some of our players were scouted and were invited to play by local professional clubs. Our younger players were able to experience soccer at a professional level and test themselves overseas, against a different kind of opposition.

Besides the soccer experience, players were able to experience the Greek landscape and culture.

We’re already on the works for future tours. Feel free to contact us for more information on dates and how to get them started.

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Benji’s Season Comes to an End With a CONCA Champions Appearance

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Sporting Kansas City closed out the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League group stage with a 3-1 home win over Central FC of Trinidad at Children’s Mercy Park. Cameron Porter, Nansel Selbol and Connor Hallisey orchestrated the comeback for the MLS side after finishing the first half down by a goal.

Sporting, already eliminated from the competition after falling to the Vancouver Whitecaps, came close to scoring early on through Hallisey and Nuno Coelho. Still, it was the visitors who struck first through Jem Gordon. In the 43rd minute, Sean De Silva found the forward, who was kept onside by Ike Opara inside the box and buried the ball into the net.

The home side came out firing on all cylinders in the second half and were justly rewarded in the 49th minute. Porter outpaced the Central FC defense after collecting a long pass from Tomas Granitto, leveling the score with a low shot. Selbol scored the game-winner in the 55th minute after creating some space and shooting from outside the box. Hallisey would put it out of reach after converting his first goal for Sporting KC from the penalty spot in injury time.

With the result, Sporting Kansas City will finish in second place in Group C. The Whitecaps, who maintained a perfect record through the group stage, will move on to the next round of the competition.


Sporting KC signs 22-year-old midfielder Benji Joya

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Sporting Kansas City announced that the club has signed 22-year-old midfielder Benji Joya ahead of today’s MLS roster freeze deadline. Joya will be added to the Sporting Kansas City roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.




A native of San Jose, California, Joya signed for Mexican powerhouse Santos Laguna in 2011 at age 18. He quickly progressed through the club’s youth ranks and made his Liga MX debut with the senior team in September 2012.

Santos Laguna loaned Joya to the Chicago Fire in 2014, where he started nine of 12 regular season appearances. The midfielder scored a goal just one minute into his MLS debut on March 9, coming off the bench in a 3-2 loss at Chivas USA. Joya spent most of 2015 and 2016 on loan at Club Necaxa in the Mexican second division.

At the international level, Joya featured extensively for the United States U-20s. He captained the side to a second-place finish at the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship and was a member of the U.S. squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Acquisition: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) acquires midfielder Benji Joya on first-come, first-served basis.

Benji Joya (BEN-jee HOY-uh)
Position: Midfielder
Number: TBD
Born: 9/22/1993
Height: 5-8
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hometown: San Jose, California
Birthplace: San Jose California
Citizenship: USA
Last Club: Club Necaxa (Mexico)
Twitter: @benjijoya54
Instagram: benjijoya54

Draft Apertura 2015

Benji Joya and Necaxa one step closer to be in the Liga MX

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Draft Apertura 2015

Rayos de Necaxa tomó la ventaja en la final por el ascenso al máximo circuito, al vencer 1-0 a Bravos de Juárez, en el partido de ida disputado en el estadio necaxista y que resultó un tanto cerrado.

La solitaria anotación para la victoria del once hidrocálido fue obra de Jahir Barraza, en el minuto 77, y que le da la ventaja a su escuadra para el duelo que definirá al equipo que ascienda a la máxima categoría, a disputarse el próximo sábado 21.

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New years Interview to Benji Joya ( Spanish )

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Benjamín Joya: "Estamos enfocados en el ascenso"
(Foto: Club Necaxa)
A falta de una semana para que dé inicio el torneo Clausura 2016 delAscenso Bancomer MX, los Rayos del Necaxa continúan con su pretemporada en las instalaciones de su Casa Club.Después de que se acabara la práctica de este jueves, Benjamín Joyaaseguró que la plantilla rojiblanca se encuentra lista para comenzar el certamen liguero con el pie derecho: “Con nuevo cuerpo técnico y con los refuerzos de esta temporada, se siente que va a ser otro torneo, uno diferente. Lo que pasó en el torneo pasado, ya quedó en el pasado y hay que ver a futuro. Ya inicia la temporada el 9 y es en lo que no estamos enfocando”.

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Benji Joya Scores for Necaxa ( Spanish )

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La Fiera derrotaba al Necaxa 2-0 y terminó por caer 3-5 en un partido que tuvo cuatro tiempos y que se jugó al mediodía de este miércoles en la cancha del estadio León.
Fue el segundo ensayo para el equipo de Juan Antonio Pizzi en esta pretemporada y primero con derrota como resultado, antes le pegó al Irapuato de segunda división 5-1.
Los anotadores por parte de los Panzas Verdes fueron Luis “Chapo” Montes al 31’ con tiro de media distancia, de Elías Hernández al 37’ y del refuerzo Ezequiel Cuevas al minuto 105’.
Por parte de los hidrocálidos marcaron Rodrigo Prieto, Jesús Isijara, Jesús Gómez, Kevin Chaurand y cerró la cuenta al minuto Benjamín Joya.

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