[SUENO MLS 2012] Six players -- five field players and a goalie -- were named finalists to represent FC Dallas at the Sueno MLS 2012, the nationally televised
player search showcased on Univision's Republica Deportiva.
Now celebrating its sixth year, Sueno MLS 2012 is being staged by three MLS clubs: first-time host Seattle, Chivas USA and FC Dallas. Up to 400 tryout spots were made available at each city on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The four-day “Final Event" will be staged in the greater Los Angeles area and hosted by former MLS star Guillermo Barros Schelotto. The finals will include training sessions, scrimmages, guest celebrity scouts, and an opportunity to meet some of the League’s biggest stars. The champion will be crowned on May 13, live on Republica Deportiva.
FC Dallas Finalists
Livan Aguirre (Goalkeeper – 14 years old – Brownsville, TX). The winner of the Allstate “Good Hands” top goalkeeper award is the youngest of the Dallas 2012 finalists at only 14 years old.
Jose Hernandez (Forward – 16 years-old – Dallas, TX). Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Hernandez is making his second consecutive appearance at the Sueno MLS finals. He currently attends Thomas Jefferson High School.
Pedro Ocampo (Midfielder – 17 years old – Rockford, IL). Ocampo is the Dallas finalist who traveled the farthest to participate in the program, driving down with nine other teammates and their youth soccer coach.
Jose Romero (Forward – 17 years old – Athens, TX) He recently completed his soccer career at Athens High School as the team’s third best all-time scorer with 44 goals.
Tony Santibanez (Forward - 17 years-old – Plano, TX). The tall and skillful attacker captained Plano High School.
Alfredo Vasquez (Midfielder – 17 years old – Athens, TX). He is a teammates of Dallas Sueno MLS finalist Jose Romero at Athens High School.