BENJI JOYA and DANI CUEVAS – The guys are in Carson City with the USA U21 National Squad, in preparation to the Pre Olympic Process. They will be facing Cholos de Tijuana in a friendly on Wednesday the 23rd at 5:30PM
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Dani Is now part of Puebla’s Buap in Mexico; He is now playing next to Mexican Soccer Legend cuauhtemoc blanco. The first squad is taking part in the middle of Pre-season training. This is a good opportunity for Dani to make a name for himself in Mexican soccer and have an opportunity to come back to Santo’s Laguna Better than ever.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Interest in former US Under-20 national team players Dani Cuevas and Benji Joya is heating up, MLSsoccer.com has learned, with the duo garnering admirers from clubs north and south of the border. Puebla coach Rubén Omar Romano has also been in touch, according to Roditis, and is keen on bringing in midfielder Joya (top right) next season, while a “team in Denmark” and Mexican second-division side Lobos BUAP have shown interest in forward Cuevas (top left).
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Benji Joya went 90 minutes in the Santos Laguna U-20s’ 1-0 win away at Club León in the second leg of their playoff final on Saturday to become champion of Mexico’s U-20 Apertura season. – See more…
Lots of rumors surround DANI and BENJI at the moment; their great performances with the U20 National squad has gained the interest of many clubs around the world. But despite the interest, Santos are biding their time on whether they will let the Northern Californian duo go. Caixinha told MLSsoccer.com that San Jose assistant coach Nick Dasovic came calling on the two 20-year-olds, as did several other MLS clubs.
BENJI JOYA and DANI CUEVAS – After spending a few months playing for the U20 USA National squad and reafirming themselves as key pieces of it, Benji and Dani are back in their club Santos Laguna. Both players are now receiving offers from multiple clubs in the MLS, Argentina, Mexico and Eurpe interested in their extraordinary ability; we could be looking a big change in during the next transfer period. – See more at: http://maximilianoroditis.com/index.html#sthash.o1xOoSWk.dpuf
Santos Laguna youngsters and United States Under-20 national team stars Benji Joya and Daniel Cuevas have been the subject of interest from MLS clubs – including the San Jose Earthquakes, the team closest to their hometowns, according to Guerreros coach Pedro Caixinha.
But despite the interest, Santos are biding their time on whether they will let the Northern Californian duo go. Caixinha told MLSsoccer.com that San Jose assistant coach Nick Dasovic came calling on the two 20-year-olds, as did several other MLS clubs.
“Let’s finish the [Apertura] tournament and we’ll see what their needs are and what our squad needs,” Caixinha said on Tuesday. “After that we’ll make a decision.”
San Jose Earthquakes officials declined to comment on what they termed a “rumor.”
Joya (a midfielder from San Jose) and Cuevas (a Sacramento-born forward) garnered considerable interest after their performances at the CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Puebla earlier this year, but since then haven’t got the minutes with Santos Laguna that many in US soccer circles had hoped.
Caixinha said loaning out the duo next season is a “possibility.” He added that they likely would have received more playing time this Apertura season if they returned fully fit from the U-20 World Cup in Turkey.
“I can tell you that after they arrived after the World Cup, they both arrived with injuries,” the Portuguese coach said. “We tried to get them to play in the Copa MX, but they were injured, so they couldn’t get the expected minutes in that competition.”
Joya has made two substitute appearances in this season’s Copa MX, but Cuevas is yet to make his full professional debut.
On a more positive note, both have started the last two games for Santos’ U-20s.
Está demostrado que la globalización en el mundo no sólo es de la economía, sino que, cada día más, también en el mundo del fútbol. Así, se pueden producir casos como el que hoy presentamos en MARCA.com. Daniel Cuevas (29-07-1993) y Benjamín Joya (22-09-1993), ambos de padres mexicanos, tomaron caminos inversos al de muchos Read more at: http://www.marca.com/2013/05/11/futbol/futbol_internacional/mexico/1368302419.html
BENJAMIN JOYA, DANIEL CUEVAS and U20 US Managed to qualify to the Turkey 2013 World Cup in Great form. Dani’s and Benji’s performances caught the eye of many news sources in the US and Latin America. Both Player showed class, skills, and most importantly character. For the first time ever, the US U20 men Squad reached the Concacaf Championship final, which most would argue, could have won.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team has its share of playing backgrounds, and with the 2013 CONCACAF U-20 Championship on the horizon, several players’ professional ties have been built in Mexico. We wish the best of luck to our boys BENJI JOYA, DANI CUEVAS and the rest of U20 USA squad. – See more at: http://maximilianoroditis.com/index.html#sthash.iFxmtIKs.dpuf