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And with the No. 2 pick, El Chelis will select ...
January 14th, 2013 11:59PM

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[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."

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