U.S. Soccer
John Requejo
U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team

John Requejo

Defender Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-8 / 146

  • Hometown

    Carpinteria, Calif.

  • Club

    Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Soccer:

  • Joined the U.S. Residency Program in fall 2011. Had also previously played with the U-14s and U-15s.
  • Along with Shaq Moore, saw the most international action with the U-17 MNT during the 2011-13 stretch, earning 40 caps.
  • One of five players on the 2015 U-20 World Cup roster that was on the USA’s 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship team (Moore, Rubin, Sonora, Caldwell). Requejo started and played every minute of the USA’s three games in Panama.
  • Requejo and Cameron Carter-Vickers were the only two players to start and play every minute of all six matches for the U.S. at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship in Jamaica.
  • Played for Santa Barbara FC before joining Development Academy side Real So Cal, where he was named to the U-18 West Conference Starting XI for the 2013-14 Academy season.
  • Had committed to play at UCLA before signing with Club Tijuana in late May of 2014.
  • He made his debut for Xolos on Aug. 20, starting during Tijuana’s scoreless draw against Coras de Tepic in the Copa MX.

Misc:

  • Son of Leticia and John. His sister is Tatiana.
  • Born in Santa Barbara, California but grew up in nearby Carpinteria.
  • Grandparents from his dad’s side are from Mexico.
  • Played basketball growing up, and also played football in eighth and ninth grade as a wide receiver, kicker, and punter.

Under-20s: Requejo tied for third on the team with Tommy Thompson with seven appearances in 2014, earning four starts and logging 451 minutes. Requejo was a part of the U-20 MNT squad that won the 2014 National Training Center Invitational, capped off by a scoreless draw against Australia on July 18. … Under-17s: Requejo joined the U-17 Residency Program in the Fall of 2011. He, along with teammate Shaquell Moore, saw the most international action with the U-17 MNT during the 2011-13 stretch with 40 games. The outside back scored his lone goal with the U-17s on June 25, 2012, during a 3-2 win against Costa Rica at the Copa Saprissa International Tournament. At the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, Requejo started and played every minute of the USA’s three games in Panama. Requejo also has previously represented the USA at the U-15 and U-14 levels.

Requejo signed with Club Tijuana in late May of 2014. He made his debut for Xolos on Aug. 20, starting during Tijuana’s scoreless draw against Coras de Tepic in the Copa MX.

Requejo formerly played for Development Academy side Real So Cal, where he was named to the U-18 West Conference Starting XI for the 2013-14 Academy season.

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