Hector Jimenez

Hector Jimenez
12
Midfielder
  • Columbus Crew
  • 5' 9"
  • 140 lbs.
  • 11-03-1988
  • Huntington Park, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
 
2014 (Crew) - through matches played on September 13: Has made 19 appearances (15 starts), including 12 starts at right midfield, one start at left midfield and two starts at rightback ... has recorded one goal and four assists ... made his Crew debut in the team’s 2014 Season Opener against D.C. United (March 8) and earned a game- winning assist on Jairo Arrieta’s opening goal in the 3-0 win ... recorded his second assist of the season on the Crew’s goal by Federico Higuain in the 1-1 tie at San Jose (April 13) ... scored his first goal of the season -- nominated for MLS AT&T Goal of the Week honors -- in the 90th minute against D.C. United (April 19), securing a 1-1 draw for the Crew with his fifth career tally... was listed as “questionable” with a right calf strain for the road match against Houston (May 7) but did not dress ... returned with a start in the match against Vancouver (May 10) ... recorded his third assist of the season on Federico Higuain’s first goal at Portland (May 17) ... made his first start of the season at rightback in the 2-0 win over Chicago (May 24) ... returned to the right wing in a start against Real Salt Lake (June 4) ... made his first start of the season at left midfield in the match at D.C. (June 7) ... once again returned to right midfield against FC Dallas (June 29) ... shifted to rightback at Colorado (July 4) and played 80 minutes before departing with an injury ... missed the club’s next seven League matches with a right MCL sprain ... returned to action with a second-half substitution at right midfield against Houston (August 23) ... came on at rightback in the second half at Montreal (August 30) and at right midfield vs. Chivas USA (September 7), where he recorded his fourth assist of the season ... again made a substitute appearance at rightback at Houston (September 13) ... Jimenez made two starts in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament ... started at right midfield in the 2-1 win against Indy Eleven in the Fourth Round (June 17) before starting at rightback in the Fifth Round match at Chicago (June 25). 

2013 (LA Galaxy): Jimenez’s third and final season in LA set early career highs in appearances (26), starts (14), goals (three) and assists (four) in regular-season action. He added an assist at Real Salt Lake (April 27) and scored his first goal of the season at Philadelphia (May 15). He scored his second goal of the season in the match against San Jose at Stanford Stadium (June 29) and later added an insurance goal – his third tally of the year – in the 2-0 win against FC Dallas (July 7). When the Galaxy and the Hoops would meet again the next month (August 11), Jimenez added an 82nd-minute assist on Landon Donovan’s goal in the 3-3 draw. His fourth and final assist of 2013 came on Robbie Keane’s equalizer in the 1-1 draw at Seattle Sounders FC (October 27). In Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action, he started in the club’s lone match, a 2-0 Third Round loss to the Carolina RailHawks (May 30). During the club’s 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League run, he made two appearances, including one start: earning a late-match appearance in the 2-0 win over Cartaginés (August 21) and the starting nod and a full 90 minutes against Isidro Metapán (October 25). Jimenez made his second career MLS Cup Playoffs appearance in a substitute role in the First Leg of the 2013 Western Conference Final in which Real Salt Lake would ultimately advance (November 3)

2012 (LA Galaxy): In his sophomore season with the Galaxy – en route to his second consecutive MLS Cup title – Jimenez saw his playing time increase drastically. He earned 15 appearances and 13 starts after making just two appearances and a single start in his rookie campaign. In his first action of 2012, he started and scored a third-minute goal against San Jose (May 23) and later added his first career assist at San Jose (June 30). His second assist of the season – the game-winner – was on a second half goal in the 2-0 win over Vancouver (September 1). In Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action, he started in the team’s lone match, a 2-1 loss to the Carolina RailHawks (May 29). During the Galaxy’s 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League run, he made five appearances – including four starts – and logged 358 minutes of action. In the same tournament, Jimenez also faced now-Crew defender Waylon Francis (previously with CS Herediano) in a 0-0 draw (March 3, 2013). He made his MLS Cup Playoffs debut in the Knockout Round, come-from-behind, 2-1 win over Vancouver (November 1). 
 
2011 (LA Galaxy): Drafted by the Galaxy in the Second Round (34th overall) in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Jimenez helped the Galaxy to the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup in his rookie season. He made two appearances, including one start. His Galaxy – and MLS debuts – came in a substitute appearance at the New York Red Bulls (October 4) before making his first start in a 90-minute performance at Houston (October 23). He made one appearance – a substitute appearance – in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play in the 3-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders (July 14). Jimenez also made one appearance – a substitute appearance – in the Galaxy’s 2011-2012 CONCACAF Champions League run, appearing the LA’s 2-1 win over Morelia (September 29). 
 
COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 
 
At Cal from 2006-2010, the former Golden Bear was a three-time First Team All-Pac 10 (2008-2010) and finished second on Cal’s all-time assist list in program history (28). He scored five goals and 22 assists after being forced to miss the 2007 season with an injury. Jimenez led his team to the NCAA Tournament four times in his five years on campus, including a quarterfinal berth as a senior in 2010, matching the school’s best-ever finish in the Tournament. The Bears also won the Pac-10 that season, going 8-1-1 in the conference. His nine assists as a junior were the most in the conference. 
 
INTERNATIONAL 
 
The midfielder was also a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla. in 2004 and 2005. 
 
ACQUIRED 
 
Jimenez was acquired along with a First Round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection (14thoverall) from the LA Galaxy in exchange for the Crew’s Second Round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection (42nd overall) and allocation money. 
 
PERSONAL 

Jimenez is the son of Mauricio and Dalilia Jimenez and brother to two younger sisters. He enjoys watching television shows on Netflix, including “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead.” In his spare time, he also enjoys hanging out with his niece. A fan of action movies, his go-to flick is “Gladiator” and he is a fan of most every type of music, but prefers hip-hop the most. He enjoys the musical work of Drake and Lil Wayne and looked up to Thierry Henry as a younger soccer player. Outside of MLS, Jimenez supports Arsenal and lists being a part of back-to-back MLS Cups in his first two seasons with the LA Galaxy as one of his favorite soccer memories. He enjoyed traveling with the Galaxy to the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia on a team tour and would like to get to Brazil someday. He speaks English and Spanish fluently and most frequently enjoys spending down moments with his family when he is not traveling for soccer.

 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Columbus Crew 19 15 1 1318 4 21 5 14 5 1 0
2013 LA Galaxy 26 14 3 1178 4 20 7 10 1 0 0
2012 LA Galaxy 15 13 1 920 2 8 3 9 3 0 1
2011 LA Galaxy 2 1 0 115 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Career Totals 62 43 5 3531 10 49 15 34 10 1 1

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Columbus Crew 19 15 1 1318 4 21 5 14 5 1 0

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 1 0 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 26 14 3 1178 4 20 7 10 1 0 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 1 1 0 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 15 13 1 920 2 8 3 9 3 0 1

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 2 1 0 115 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/13/2014 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2014 CHV @ CLB W 0-3 Subbed On 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/30/2014 CLB @ MTL L 0-2 Subbed On 31 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
8/23/2014 HOU @ CLB W 0-3 Subbed On 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/16/2014 LA @ CLB W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/9/2014 TOR @ CLB L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/2/2014 CLB @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/26/2014 CLB @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/19/2014 MTL @ CLB W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2014 KC @ CLB L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/12/2014 CLB @ NY L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 CLB @ COL T 1-1 Started 80 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
6/29/2014 DAL @ CLB T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
6/7/2014 CLB @ DC T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
6/4/2014 RSL @ CLB T 1-1 Started 77 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
5/31/2014 CLB @ TOR L 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/24/2014 CHI @ CLB W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/17/2014 CLB @ POR T 3-3 Started 80 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
5/10/2014 VAN @ CLB L 1-0 Started 63 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2014 CLB @ KC L 0-2 Started 45 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/26/2014 NY @ CLB T 1-1 Started 76 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
4/19/2014 DC @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
4/13/2014 CLB @ SJ T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
4/5/2014 TOR @ CLB L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
3/29/2014 CLB @ SEA W 2-1 Started 73 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0
3/22/2014 PHI @ CLB W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
3/8/2014 CLB @ DC W 3-0 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/27/2013 LA @ SEA T 1-1 Subbed On 25 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2013 SJ @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2013 MTL @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
10/6/2013 CHV @ LA W 0-5 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2013 LA @ POR L 0-1 Started 60 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/21/2013 SEA @ LA T 1-1 Started 76 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
9/14/2013 LA @ DC T 2-2 Started 77 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0
9/7/2013 COL @ LA L 1-0 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/31/2013 SJ @ LA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/24/2013 LA @ VAN W 1-0 Started 68 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/17/2013 RSL @ LA W 2-4 Started 65 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
8/11/2013 LA @ DAL T 3-3 Subbed On 19 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 LA @ COL L 0-2 Started 65 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
7/20/2013 VAN @ LA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
7/13/2013 LA @ POR L 1-2 Started 75 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
7/7/2013 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Started 81 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
7/4/2013 CLB @ LA W 1-2 Started 61 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
6/29/2013 LA @ SJ L 2-3 Subbed On 26 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
6/23/2013 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Subbed On 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/19/2013 POR @ LA T 0-0 Subbed On 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/8/2013 LA @ RSL L 1-3 Subbed On 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/2/2013 LA @ NE L 0-5 Started 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2013 SEA @ LA W 0-4 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2013 LA @ NY L 0-1 Started 83 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/15/2013 LA @ PHI W 4-1 Subbed On 18 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
5/11/2013 LA @ VAN L 1-3 Started 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2013 HOU @ LA L 1-0 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/27/2013 LA @ RSL W 2-0 Started 89 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0
4/20/2013 KC @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2013 LA @ DAL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/30/2013 LA @ TOR T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2013 COL @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 19 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
3/17/2013 CHV @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/3/2013 CHI @ LA W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 RSL @ LA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 TOR @ LA W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA W 0-2 Subbed On 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-2 Started 71 0 1 2 1 1 2 0 0
8/26/2012 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Started 59 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Started 61 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
8/12/2012 LA @ CHV W 4-0 Started 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-4 Subbed On 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Started 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 CHV @ LA W 1-3 Started 68 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Started 71 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/14/2012 LA @ POR W 5-3 Started 63 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI W 2-0 Started 60 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 PHI @ LA L 2-1 Started 60 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ L 3-4 Started 81 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Started 65 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 LA @ RSL W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2012 POR @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA L 3-2 Started 59 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 1
5/19/2012 LA @ CHV L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 LA @ MTL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 DAL @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 POR @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 NE @ LA L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 RSL @ LA L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
10/16/2011 CHV @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/4/2011 LA @ NY L 0-2 Subbed On 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 RSL @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 LA @ CLB W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/9/2011 COL @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/5/2011 LA @ KC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SJ @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 DAL @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2011 LA @ POR L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 LA @ VAN W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/20/2011 CLB @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/9/2011 CHI @ LA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 LA @ SJ T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 LA @ COL W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 TOR @ LA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/3/2011 DC @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 LA @ NE W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 LA @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 KC @ LA W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 NY @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2011 LA @ DAL L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 POR @ LA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 LA @ CHI W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/13/2011 LA @ TOR T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 LA @ DC T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/26/2011 LA @ RSL L 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/20/2011 NE @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves