Youth Movement: Efrain Alvarez and Diego Letayf called up by Mexico U-17s for SoCal camp

Efrain Alvarez, who helped the LA Galaxy win its 2019 MLS opener in his debut, and FC Dallas academy star Diego Letayf were among the 22 players called into Mexico's under-17 national team camp being held in Southern California.


Alvarez's U-17 teammates were on hand to watch him come off the bench and play a role in both goals in the Galaxy's 2-1 win over Chicago.

The Mexico U-17s, who are preparing for the Concacaf championship in May, beat Cal State Fullerton, 2-0, in their opening game. It will also play a Galaxy team and UC Irvine.

Like Alvarez, Letayf, a midfielder for the FC Dallas U-18/19 team, was previously with the U.S. U-15s. He joined Mexico's U-17s in January.

Three Californians were called into Mexico's U-15 national team that wrapped up a camp in Mexico City:

-- Alejandro Alcala, who plays for the Stockton Rebels, is only 13 and the youngest player camp by more than eight months;
-- Miguel Angel Avalos hails from Santa Rosa, home of Jonathan Gonzalez, and moved to Mexico to join Pachuca after being seen at the 2018 Allstate Sueño Alianza; and
-- Donovan Palomares is a goalkeeper for LAFC's U-15 team that is 14-0-1 in the Development Academy.
3 comments about "Youth Movement: Efrain Alvarez and Diego Letayf called up by Mexico U-17s for SoCal camp".
  1. Ric Fonseca, March 5, 2019 at 3:55 p.m.

    Just wondering if they will be called up by ANY of the USMN teams????

  2. Wooden Ships replied, March 5, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.

    Will it ever change Ric? Sorry, stupid question. Should be, when will things change?

  3. Craig Cummings, March 5, 2019 at 10:07 p.m.

    This is again sad news for USA soccer, and one just up the 405 freeway from me. Lets hope the top pick in MLS will play for the Usa  as he lives 4 miles from me. 

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