Hot Time: Favorite Chicago neighborhood?
Benji Joya: My Neighborhood, in Lakeview. Melrose Street.
HT: Favorite Chicago cultural institution?
BJ: I went to the Shedd Aquarium recently. I always go to see sharks.
HT: Favorite Chicago restaurant?
BJ: Los Comales on Archer
HT: Favorite Chicago sports team besides the Fire?
BJ: The Bulls.
HT: Favorite vacation spot?
HT: Top 3 bands on your IPod?
BJ: El Caston Loco, La Sonora Loco and La Arrolladora
HT: Favorite movie?
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HT: If you had to have dinner with 3 people past or present who would it be?
BJ: My mom, my dad and my brothers. My family.
HT: Favorite sport besides soccer?
BJ: I like to play volleyball.
HT: If you play FIFA, favorite team to play with?
BJ: I don't play FIFA.
HT: If you weren't playing for the Fire, is there another team that you would love to play for?
BJ: I'm happy here with the Fire.
HT: In your soccer career, what has been the best on field moment for you?
BJ: Scoring against Mexico, in Mexico, in the final of U-20 World Cup Qualifying in front of 16,000 people.
HT: Most embarrassing moment on the field?
BJ: I don't think I have one. I'm young, I haven't gotten to that point yet.
HT: Biggest joker on the team?
BJ: Mike Magee
HT: Who is your roommate for away games?
BJ: Lovel Palmer
HT: Teammate with the best fashion sense?
BJ: Logan Pause
HT: Teammate with the worst fashion sense?
BJ: Grant Ward
HT: Teammate with the worst taste in music?
BJ: I don't know, I like everything that's played in the locker room.
HT: Hardest working teammate?
BJ: Jeff Larentowicz
HT: Best city to play in other than Chicago?
BJ: San Jose. It's home.
HT: Worst city to play in?
BJ: So far, none of them have been bad. All the road games have been good.
HT: What do you do to unwind after training or after a game?
BJ: I like to watch movies at home, watch Netflix.
HT: Favorite former Fire player?
BJ: Cuauhtémoc Blanco.
HT: What goes on your hotdog?
BJ: Ketchup and relish.