Jesus Sanchez

Jesus Sanchez
Jesus Sanchez
Jesus Sanchez
Real Name: Jesus Sanchez
HT: 5' 6" WT: 130
Age: 26 (12/25/1990)
Birthplace: Mazatlan, Sinaloa
Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.

Mexican-born attacking midfielder is the leading assistman and No. 10 for Cal State Bakersfield.

What Scouts Say: "Fantastic on the ball and he's got good feet ... Pretty cheeky ... He's small and slight, but sneaky. A clever kid and a good passer ... Dangerous going to goal ... Really busy side to side. Buzzes for 90 minutes with good energy and moves the ball well ... Great work rate and great intangibles ... Can also create space on his own or via combination play and he can slip guys in ... If he doesn't get the ball he tends to go back to get it and becomes less effective ... Where do you play him? Will they give him a No. 10 role in MLS? He can't play wide ... He's a straight-up attacking midfielder and doesn't contribute much defensively. He didn't have to defend at Bakersfield ... Can he make up the physical demands of the game in MLS? The physical part of the game is a question. Has size limitations ... Can he play fast enough at the MLS level? ... Similar to San Jose's Rafael Baca, he could get a bit stronger and learn to play defense ... Has to be on the right team in MLS, one that keeps things flat."

College (Cal State Bakersfield): Led team in assists (7) as a freshman in 2009 ... Conference Player of the Year (MPSF) as a sophomore in 2010 with team-leading eight goals ... First-team all-MPSF in 2011 starting every match and notching 13 assists on the season, the second most in school history ... Notched another five helpers in 2012, playing on a team which featured LA Galaxy Home Grown signing and 15-goal scorer Gyasi Zardes.

Club: Played for Nomads SC in US Soccer Development Academy.

High School: A first team All-South Bay League selection while prepping at Castle Park High School in San Diego.

Personal: Son of Armando and Norma Sanchez ... Psychology major ... Nickname is “Chuy.”


WATCH: Sanchez and company punish Sacramento State (Sept. 2012)

WATCH: CSUB beat UNLV (Sept. 2012)

WATCH: CSUB take down Denver (Oct. 2012)

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