U-17/18 academy standout Julio Chavez dies

[CHIVAS USA] Julio Chavez, a standout on the Chivas USA U-17/18 academy team that is hoping to return to the Development Academy's Finals Week, died Monday night, according to Chivas USA academy. Details of his death were not immediately available.

Chavez, a forward, played on on Chivas USA's U-17/18 team in 2011-12 and 2012-13 and was called up to play for Chivas USA in the MLS Reserve League in 2012.

His USSDA profile listed him as a member of the class of 2012 at Birmingham High School.

Chivas USA academy tweeted the news Monday night, and the 19-year-old Chavez's teammates tweeted expressions of support for his family and dedicated the upcoming Development Academy playoffs in Frisco, Texas, to his memory.
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