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LA Galaxy Midfielder Efrain Alvarez Named to Mexico's U-17 FIFA World Cup Roster

October 7, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - LA Galaxy News Release

LOS ANGELES - LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Alvarez has been named to the 21-man roster by Mexico's U-17 head coach Marco Antonio Ruiz for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019, Mexico announced today.

Alvarez and Mexico are in Group F in the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 alongside Paraguay, Italy and the Soloman Islands. After opening against Paraguay (Oct. 28), they will face Italy (Oct. 31) and Soloman Islands (Nov. 3) to round out group stage play. Should Mexico advance, Alvarez would remain with Mexico for as long as the team remains in the tournament, with the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019 Final set for Nov. 17.

Alvarez, 17, signed a professional contract with the LA Galaxy ahead of this season after featuring last year for LA Galaxy II. This year in MLS, he has made 14 appearances, including four starts, while tallying three assists on the year, including one game-winning assist.

Alvarez and Mexico will travel on Oct. 8 to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to continue their preparation for the tournament.

The LA Galaxy will travel to Allianz Field for a match against Minnesota United in Round One of the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. PT in a game broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Alvarez will be unavailable for selection until he returns from international duty following the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019

Mexico's U-17 FIFA World Cup Roster

# Name Position Club

1 Delgado Covarrubias Arturo Goalkeeper Tigres

2 García Mendoza Eduardo Goalkeeper Guadalajara

3 Magaña Lira Gerardo Goalkeeper Monarcas Morelia

4 Gómez Molina Jesús Alejandro Defender Atlas

5 Lara Contreras Emilio Defender América

6 Martínez Fregoso Gabriel Defender Guadalajara

7 Martínez Ortega Rafael Defender Atlas

8 Ruiz Espinosa José Antonio Defender Guadalajara

9 Flores Cruz Abraham Defender Tijuana

10 Guzmán Olmedo Víctor Andrés Defender Tijuana

11 El-mesmari Sangochian Bruce Midfielder Pachuca

12 Gómez Bórquez Joel Isaac Midfielder Querétaro

13 González Olivan Bryan Alonso Midfielder Pachuca

14 Martínez Armas Luis Gustavo Midfielder Atlas

15 Martínez Huerta Edgar Josué Midfielder Monterrey

16 Pizzuto Puga Eugenio Midfielder Pachuca

17 Álvarez Efraín Forward LA Galaxy 18

Ávila Vega Ali Forward Monterrey

19 Luna López Israel Forward Pachuca

20 Muñoz Robles Santiago René Forward Santos Laguna

21 Puente Prado Luis Fernando Forward Guadalajara

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