BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, March 21, 2012
US U-20 midfielder Alejandro Guido signed his first professional contract today after inking a three year deal with Club Tijuana Xolos.

Guido's agent Mike Gartland confirmed signing to YA tonight and the deal comes on the eve of Guido's 18th birthday.

Guido, a native of Chula Vista, California, has recenlty started playing for the US U-20 national team and was a member of the 2011 U-17 World Cup team that advanced out of group play before being stopped by Germany in the round of 16.

Club Tijuana currently has many American players within their organization. Edgar Castillo, Greg Garza, and Joe Corona are all on the club's first team while former US U-17 veteran Stevie Rodriguez and US U-20 left back Bryan De la Fuente are with the club's U20 team.

Tijuana currently sits in 8th place in the 18 team Mexican Primera.
Perez Cardenas
Tuesday March 27, 2012 10:11 pm
Guido is the best of the lot, heŽll be a starter in 2 years time.
He is the next big time US midfielder.
Love America
Thursday March 22, 2012 8:07 pm
Hood Rich; I remember that team too ! Piojo Herrera was playing there as well, El Turco Mohamed has always been a show man. Xolos are going pretty pretty good, love them. So glad that American citizens find a place to show their skills in TJ.
Thursday March 22, 2012 7:32 pm
Very simple , he will get pay overthere 8 times more than MLS whom pay millions of dollars to bring old players but they can not pay a decent salary to the young people groing here
Hood Rich
Thursday March 22, 2012 3:49 pm
LOL I remember Mohamed and his antics from his days with Toros Neza. :-)

He was always unpredictable and entertaining to watch. They were pretty good back then with Pony Ruiz, German Arangio, and Lussenhoff.
Thursday March 22, 2012 1:00 pm
Great news and keep the bright young talent coming to Tijuana. For Xolos news follow up on Twitter @XoloSd
Thursday March 22, 2012 11:05 am
2tone - Why do you assume that MLS didn't try? Maybe MLS tried, but he simply made a decision to go with the Xolos. If he's a HomeGrown, which academy was he in? (BTW, I don't believe he is because he played for the SD Aztecs, not an MLS team.) He grew up in TJ so this might just be where he feels most comfortable.

Good for him. While I want MLS to get everyone, I know they won't. I hope he continues to develop and help out the NT program.
Thursday March 22, 2012 1:56 am
Good news.
I wonder if this could be a trend for other unattached u20 and u23 US players. To play in MLS u23's would have to go through a lottery, correct? Like Lee Nguyen, or was that because he made senior team appearance? and then u20 players would have to sign GA contracts and get drafted (like Omar Salgado)?
Just seems easier to sign a contract with Tijuana.
Thursday March 22, 2012 12:45 am
Tell me why MLS is not trying to get these talented kids. Second talented American midfielder that has decided to sign with a Mexican cllub instead of MLS. MLS better really start doing a better job. They are losing talented Home Grown players.
Wednesday March 21, 2012 11:50 pm
LOL I started to like This Club Xolos and I this club will become my favorite team in the FMF Premier League. I like the coach Turko Monhamed he is a good Coach and I would like him to jump to the MLS soon. anyways I like this club cause they are taking chance with a lots of American player and I hope that Beasley, Ponce, Hercules Gomez, Jose Torres and other American/Mexican can join this team. Now we have Corona, Castillo, Garza and now Guido. Nice I think they will learn a lot from Monhamed.

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