Grilling With The Fire, The Return: Benji Joya

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Our casual getting-to-know-you series returns after a short break; first up is on-loan Fire midfielder Benji Joya. As always, let us know if there is a certain Fire player you would like to answer our questions.

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?

BJ: Disneyland

HT: Top 3 bands on your IPod?

BJ: El Caston Loco, La Sonora Loco and La Arrolladora

HT: Favorite movie?

BJ: Avatar

HT: Favorite word?

BJ: Vamos

HT: Least favorite word?

BJ: No.

HT: Favorite food to cook?

BJ: Pasta.

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.

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