A great year for Alianza de Futbol

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Alianza de Futbol has had a great year across its portfolio: Allstate Sueño Alianza, Verizon Copa Alianza, Ford Copita Alianza, TUDN Alianza Femenil and 5v5 Alianza, as well as Alianza Coaching Clinics.

The Alianza de Futbol tour had an outstanding comeback in 2022, overcoming the pause caused by the Covid 19 pandemic which kept thousands of soccer fans in the U.S. Hispanic community away from the fields for over a year.

Thanks to the large flow of people during the summer tour , Alianza de Futbol was able to get closer to several communities.

This year, the tour visited ten different cities prior to the National Finals: Phoenix, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San José, El Paso and Austin.

One of the 2022 tour record figures was accomplished in Houston, where all tournaments were sold out and at capacity, with more than 34,000 fans and upwards of 2,000 participating players in attendance. Houston also boasted a record number in its 5v5 tournament, where 58 teams registered, giving everything on the field to secure the championship.

In addition, there were players who stood out in Allstate Sueño Alianza and made national news. Eliana Ramírez debuted in the Pachuca first team; Mauricio Isais became a Liga MX Champion with Pachuca, winning the 2022 Apertura Tournament and also was called up as a “sparring player” for Gerardo Martino's Mexican National Team in preparation for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.Julie López, who also came from Allstate Sueño Alianza, played with the Mexican National Team in the U17 World Cup India 2022, where unfortunately they did not qualify for the Second Phase, as they were eliminated in the Group Stage, after defeating Spain but losing against China and Colombia.

The great dream of becoming professional players was sought after by more than 4,800 players, 10% identifying as female, who attended to local scouting sessions, under the watchful eye of scouts from teams such as Chivas, Cimarrones, Pachuca, Mazatlan FC, America , FC Juarez, Tigres, FC Dallas, Austin FC, Houston Dynamo, Chicago Fire, FC Cincinnati, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake.

Only 64 players were called up to the National Showcase, which was attended by more than 30 scouts from: Liga MX, MLS, USL, Liga MX Femenil, FMF, US Soccer, along with several scouts representing various universities.

60 of the 64 contestants were recruited by the scouts, including one participant who received up to nine invitations by teams from Liga MX, MLS, Expansion League, MLS Next and the Barcelona Academy.

Diego Buenrostro, selected in the Dallas Tryout, was the most decorated young player, his nine invitations came from Houston Dynamo, Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes, NCFC, Pachuca, Santos, America, Mazatlan and Chivas.

Young people like Kelvin Marroquín from Los Angeles and Brandon from Leon received up to six invitations. While Kelvin was recruited by the Houston Dynamo, Columbus Crew, North Carolina, San Jose, Pachuca and America; Brandon was invited by Barca Academy, Cimarrones, Columbus Crew, North Carolina, San Jose Earthquakes and FC Dallas.

This is how Alianza de Futbol continues to facilitate the fulfillment of dreams on the road, with the goal that each young player have the chance to emulate the steps of: Santiago Muñoz from El Paso, Texas, who currently plays for Newcastle United in England; Nico Carrera, from Frisco, Texas, who currently plays for Holstein Kiel in Germany; Jonathan Gonzalez, from Santa Rosa, California, who currently plays for MLS's Minnesota United; Mauricio Isais, who currently plays for Pachuca; Jasmy Guerrero, Amalia López, Julie López, Jaida Arizmendi and Elliana Ramírez, all Pachuca players of the Liga MX Femenil.

November 23, 2022

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