Feb
28
LA - 0
DCFC - 2
10:00 pm ET
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Feb
29
STP - 2
1904 - 2
7:04 pm ET
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OAK - 1
CFC - 1
8:10 pm ET
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CALUTD - 1
MSFC - 0
10:00 pm ET
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Mar
06
LA - 1
STP - 1
10:30 pm ET
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Mar
07
OAK - 2
MSFC - 1
8:10 pm ET
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Mar
08
1904 - 0
CALUTD - 0
8:00 pm ET
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Mar
14
CFC
MSFC
Cancelled
STP
LA
Cancelled
CALUTD
1904
Cancelled
Mar
21
DCFC
OAK
Cancelled
CFC
CALUTD
Cancelled
MSFC
LA
Cancelled
1904
STP
Cancelled
Mar
28
DCFC
MSFC
Cancelled
STP
CFC
Cancelled
LA
CALUTD
Cancelled
1904
OAK
Cancelled
Apr
04
MSFC
CALUTD
Cancelled
CFC
LA
Cancelled
OAK
DCFC
Cancelled
Apr
10
LA
1904
Cancelled
Apr
11
DCFC
CFC
Cancelled
STP
MSFC
Cancelled
OAK
CALUTD
Cancelled
Apr
18
CFC
STP
Cancelled
1904
MSFC
Cancelled
Apr
19
CALUTD
DCFC
Cancelled
Apr
24
LA
CFC
Cancelled
Apr
25
DCFC
1904
Cancelled
STP
OAK
Cancelled
May
02
MSFC
OAK
Cancelled
CFC
DCFC
Cancelled
CALUTD
STP
Cancelled
1904
LA
Cancelled
May
09
MSFC
STP
Cancelled
OAK
LA
Cancelled
1904
DCFC
Cancelled
May
10
CALUTD
CFC
Cancelled
May
16
STP
CALUTD
Cancelled
CFC
OAK
Cancelled
DCFC
LA
Cancelled
May
17
MSFC
1904
Cancelled
May
23
MSFC
DCFC
Cancelled
CFC
1904
Cancelled
OAK
STP
Cancelled
CALUTD
LA
Cancelled
May
29
MSFC
CFC
Cancelled
May
30
DCFC
CALUTD
Cancelled
OAK
1904
Cancelled
Jun
05
LA
MSFC
Cancelled
Jun
06
STP
DCFC
Cancelled
1904
CFC
Cancelled
Jun
07
CALUTD
OAK
Cancelled
Jun
12
LA
OAK
Cancelled
Jun
13
DCFC
STP
Cancelled
7
Steven  Juncaj 
Midfielder
  • Team:
    Michigan Stars FC
  • Position:
    Midfielder
  • Date of Birth:
    03/08/1998
  • Age:
    22
  • Country:
    American
  • Weight:
    180 lbs
  • Height:
    6.2'
  • Pronounciation:
  • Appearances:
    2
  • Minutes:
    180
  • Goals:
    0
  • Assists:
    0
  • Wins:
    0
  • Ties:
    0
  • Losses:
    2
2
Games
180
Minutes
0
Goals
0
Assists
0
Wins
2
Losses

Steven Juncaj was born and raised in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He began playing soccer at the age of three in the local YMCA where he always played with children who were much older than him. His father who is his mentor and coach always put Steven in with the older groups to further develop his son’s emotional, physical and mental skills. Always being the youngest player on the team was difficult for Steven. Sometimes players would pick on him and make him cry. It was not till the age of fifteen that Steven played with his own age group.

Steven has played for many teams in the Metro Detroit Area. When he was 16 years old, Steven enlisted the help of Peter Langens, a Dutch ex-player/coach. To this day Steven holds Peter in high regard. Steven can be quoted saying, “Peter is one of the best advisors/ coach I ever had. He has taught me both tactical and technical aspects of the game. He has given me the confidence to excel in my game and find my rhythm.” With his father’s guidance and Peter’s coaching, Steven excelled and developed into a very talented and disciplined player.

At the age of 17 years old, Steven got a trial with Vitesse Arnhem o19 Academy. Vitesse is regarded as one of the best academies in Holland. Steven was scouted by Martin Pennings from PSV Eindhoven. He made it for Vitesse Academy and couple months later was offered a contract from second division Den Bosch. After listening to his mother, Steven decided to postpone the contract and return to Michigan to finish high school. During that time in the States Steven was approached by New York Red Bulls, Columbus Crew, IMG Academy, and multiple NCAA Division 1 schools. Still Steven and his father wanted to play in Europe. Kaptiva Sports Academy based outside Barcelona, Spain made an offer to George Juncaj, saying they would train Steven and at the age of 23 he would be an excellent player. Steven, however, decided to go with Grasshopper FC Zurich’s offer due to similarities between his own style and the Germans on discipline and their treatment of their players.

 Playing in Europe was very difficult. According to Steven, “It is hard to adapt in a foreign country where you are all alone. You cannot understand the language and are very homesick.” After being in Europe, Steven decided to come back to the United States and play locally for Oakland University in the NCAA 1. After passing Oakland’s fitness tests with remarkable numbers and performance, he was signed with the university. A couple days later the NCAA investigated Steven on his Amateurism Certification, and because he received a salary and had sponsorships, the NCAA finalized him as “Not Certified”. Steven, however, got an opportunity with the Michigan Stars. With a professional soccer team in his backyard Steven is looking forward to making it in the United States, and showcasing his skills to the public.

FALL SHOWCASE STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SPRING SEASON STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
2020 Michigan Stars FC 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0 0

REGULAR SEASON CAREER STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
2020 Michigan Stars FC 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 2 0 0 180 0 0 0 0 0

POST SEASON CAREER STATS

Year Team GP GS SI SO Min G A Sh Y R
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GAME APPEARANCES

Date Type Match Result Appear Min G A Sh Y R
03/07/2020 Regular Season OAK v MSFC L 2 - 1 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
02/29/2020 Regular Season CALUTD v MSFC L 1 - 0 Start 90 0 0 0 0 0
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