Player Details


Jhegson Sebastian Méndez


5' 9"


159 lbs

Date of Birth

4.26.1997 (25)


Mira, Ecuador



Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side




Roster Category

Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from Independiente del Valle on Dec. 28, 2018.

Mendez is a young, athletic defensive midfielder who has already made a name for himself in his native Ecuador. The Independiente del Valle product has experience at Copa Libertadores level and is coming off a pair of solid seasons with the Lions.

INTERNATIONAL: Mendez has 16 senior caps for Ecuador, and played for Ecuador's U-20 squad at the 2017 South American U-20 Championship, one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the world.

OUTSIDE MLS: Mendez joined Independiente del Valle of Ecuador's top flight of soccer in 2015. In his time with Valle, Méndez appeared in 81 total competitions for the club, including two starts at defensive midfield in both legs of the 2018 Copa Libertadores. He also had a loan stint with Cultural Leonesa from August 2015 to January 2016.

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Stars to face the LIGA MX All-Stars in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on August 10