Varzim B (AF Porto Divisão Elite)
#9 | Forward
July 17, 1997 (Age: 19)
5' 10", 165 lbs (1.78 m, 75 kg)
Armando started playing soccer at a very young age following the roots of his grandfather (Perú) as well as his father (Venezuela) who were professional soccer players. Armando began his select soccer career at Club Classic in the Plano TX, area. Then the team joined Texas Football Club and after that they moved to Liverpool FC International Academy America. Armando was trained by his father all his youth career.
Armando was part of the Olympic Development Program of the United States representing the State of North Texas Under Gary Williamson. He was called several times by Dr. David Santesteban to the National Team Training Center at SMU in Dallas Texas.
Armando went to Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, played 3 years school soccer and graduated early in January. He received several college offers which he declined because of his desire to pursue a professional soccer career.
Right after school, Armando traveled to Portugal to train with different clubs to gain the priceless European experience. Varzim SC, CD Feirense, Guimaraes, Braga, S.L.Benfica, Sporting of Lisbon and Gil Vicente are among the teams that he trained with, all of this guided by his agent Henrique Sousa. Armando also joined the NPSL Liverpool Warriors in Dallas Texas at the age of 17 gaining excellent experience.
The NPSL Liverpool Warriors traveled to Portugal and had several friendly games where Armando kept the attention of some local teams and later received an offer to stay and play in Portugal.
Armando signed with Varzim SC in 2015, he played with the under-19 squad, scoring 19 goals and 5 assists in 16 games.
Armando is trilingual in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Armando has not yet represented the United States at any level.