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VENTURA ALVARADO
Mexico Necaxa (Liga de Ascenso)
#21 | Defender
Birth Date
Birth Place
Height/Weight
US Caps/Goals
August 16, 1992 (Age: 21)
Phoenix, Arizona
5' 11", 157 lbs (1.8 m, 71 kg)
0/0
GP
20
S
20
M
1,723
G
0
A
0
YC
5
RC
0
OG
0
Club Career

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Ventura Alvarado ventured south to sign with Mexico's prestigious Club America in 2008 as a youth player.

He worked his way up the ranks in the America's academy, starting with the Tercera Division team, moving to the U-17 team in 2009-10, to the Segunda Division team in 2010-11, and to the U-20 team in the 2011-12 season. With the U-20 team, he was a regular in the squad that won the 2012 U-20 Clausura championship.

In June 2012, he played every minute for Club America U-20 in the U-20 Copa Libertadores, where the team finished third.

Alvarado became in involved with the first team in the 2012-13 season and made his debut in a Copa Mexico match in July.

A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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