Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
And with the No. 2 pick, El Chelis will select ...
January 14th, 2013 11:59PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  chivas usa, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS SUPERDRAFT COUNTDOWN] By the time he got to Florida for his first adidas MLS Player Combine, new Chivas USA coach Jose Luis Sanchez stated it was his intention to pick a Mexican-American with the No. 2 pick in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft. And after two days of play at the combine, El Chelis now knows who he wants to take ...

El Chelis said he likes Carlos Alvarez, the playmaker out of the University of Connecticut who grew up in Los Angeles and whose father played for Chivas de Guadalajara, so the move is a natural.

He told mlssoccer.com in an interview about his preference for Alvarez over Mikey Lopez, another highly rated Mexican-American from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas via the University of North Carolina, but he made it with the condition that the decision to keep or trade the No. 2 pick is not his alone.

The Mexican coach also said there is a gap between college and the pros.

"Has his head up," El Chelis said of Alvarez, the 2012 Big East Midfielder of the Year with 42 assists in four seasons (third all-time) with the Huskies. "And before he receives the ball, he knows what he's going to do with it. He goes forward. He's young. He's Mexican-American. From Los Angeles. His dad played for Chivas. But hopefully, even with all this, he can compete with the other 29 because Major League Soccer is totally different from college. Totally different."

El Chelis interview:



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Bradley Wright-Phillips    
"I thought Jermaine Jones reffed a good game today." -- New York Red Bull Bradley Wright-Phillips ...
The Good, the Bad and -- Messi conquers Spain     
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A Liverpool player falls asleep watching his team lose, a French golazo ...
Wright-Phillips befuddled, Donovan confident    
[MLS PLAYOFFS: Reaction] In a match that produced 10 yellow cards -- the most for an ...
A cavalcade of Bundesliga own goals     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] World Cup champion Christoph Kramer scoring a 40-yard own goal earlier ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"If we weren't creating chances, I'd be concerned. But we're creating chances and we had some ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] Top-ranked UCLA needed a goal from Sam Mewis in the 88th minute to beat ...
U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Cold) List    
Aron Johannsson scored his first goal in more than seven months for AZ in its 1-0 ...
WFC2 to set up shop on UBC campus    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Vancouver Whitecaps became the seventh MLS club to launch a second team in ...
Youth Boys Report: U.S. U-17s take third in Chile    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
Youth Boys Report: Brazil edges U.S. U-17s in thriller    
The U.S. under-17 national team fell to Brazil, 4-3, in its second game at the Copa ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives