Carlos Borja, a 25-year-old Mexican-American and Southern California product, begins 2013 with Chivas USA for his third stint at the club. Borja played locally during the 2012 season with USL side L.A. Blues. Borja was a member of the Red-and-White in 2006, and again in 2010.
Borja was part of Chivas USA’s youth academy and also played for Chivas Guadalajara’s second division squad. The defender collected 25 caps with the United States U17 team, and also appeared for the USA U20 team.
Carlos Borja re-signed with Chivas USA on March 25, 2010, having formerly spent time with the Red-and-White in the 2006 season.
Born on January 18, 1988 in Orange, California, Carlos Borja currently resides in nearby Anaheim. After participating with club side Cruz Azul Los Angeles in the annual Copa Chivas youth tournament in Guadalajara in 2002, Borja was invited to join the youth ranks of Mexican first division club Cruz Azul, where he played from 2002-2003.
MLS Experience 2006: Was on the Chivas USA roster but did not make a first-team appearance in an official match.
After spending time with the U.S. U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Florida, Borja joined the U.S. U-20 National Team on a three-match tour of Argentina in April 2006.
A Chivas USA U-19 Team member in 2005, Borja is a former standout at Anaheim's Loara High School. He also spent time with Cruz Azul of Mexico's first division, as well as club side Irvine Strikers (Coast Soccer League).
Borja currently lives with his mother María (a native of Sonora, Mexico), father Manuel (a native of Chihuahua, Mexico), elder brother Luís, and elder sister Lilibeth.
Signed by Chivas USA to a Developmental Contract on March 25, 2010