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.
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
is a goalkeeper for LAFC's U-15 team that is 14-0-1 in the Development Academy.