Alvarado and Castillo start in road wins

Young Mexican-American Ventura Alvarado, who started for Club America in Wednesday's 3-0 win at Saprissa in the first leg of their Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal series, looks more and more like he's headed to play for the U.S national team.

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera said in a radio interview he has enough cover for the time being on the right side of defense for El Tri's Copa America and Gold Cup campaigns.

Herrera told the Raza Deportiva de ESPN he has Paul Aguilar, Alvarado's America teammate, Jesus Duenas of Tijuana and Gerardo Flores of Cruz Azul to play on the right side of the backline.

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann's staff has been scouting the 22-year-old Alvarado, who was born in Phoenix but moved to Mexico when he was 15. Alvarado has been starting for America as the right-sided defender in a three-man backline.

-- Edgar Castillo started for Atlas in its 1-0 win at Atletico Mineiro of Brazil in the Copa Libertadores. Both teams had lost their Group 1 openers. Christian Suarez scored the winner for Atlas in the 86th minute.

-- Herculez Gomez scored twice for Puebla in its 4-3 loss to Toluca in the Copa MX. He now four goals in four cup matches since rejoining La Franja. U.S. U-20s Paul Arriola and Amando Moreno came off the bench for Tijuana in its 1-1 tie at Leones Negros.

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