seaside, california – Monterey Bay FC announced on Friday that the club has agreed to a one-year deal with Jesús “Chui” Henriquez for the 2023 USL Championship season. Enriquez will be available Saturday night when Monterey Bay hosts Louisville City FC at Cardinale Stadium (10:00 PM | 10:00 PM ET). ESPN+)
“Chuy already has a bit of experience in the league. I think he has had a good 2021 season at Auckland. Had a great run to reach the conference semifinals and he was a big part of that, I chatted with him for a while through two players who knew him at RGV and Auckland. Now he’s here and he fits in here easily and I think he’ll be a good addition to our strike group.”
A native of Redwood City, California, Enriquez joins Monterey Bay after spending the past two seasons at fellow USL Championship club Oakland Roots SC. The 25-year-old has made 44 appearances in his Roots SC appearance, scoring 4 goals and he has 4 assists. This includes goals in his final two games of the 2021 regular season as Oakland qualified for his USL Championship playoffs.
“First of all, I would like to thank the team and their staff for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to represent this club,” Enriquez said. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been here and the players and everyone around me made me feel at home.The team had a great win last weekend. We started with that and we’re going to keep doing it, step by step, my personal goal is to help the team reach the playoffs and go all out. We have a great group with what it takes to make it happen and we can’t wait to get started.”
Enriquez’s professional career began in 2016 at the youth academy of Mexican club Tijuana. Two years later, he signed his first professional contract with the championship side Rio Grande his Valley FC, and in his two seasons at Toros he made 61 appearances, scoring 10 goals and scoring 10 goals. 9 assists. Enriquez has scored 117 appearances in the regular season and play-offs, scoring 14 goals and 14 assists for him, having previously played for San Antonio FC and Reno 1868 FC.