When you play against AS Monaco, one of the top European clubs, and perform very well, it does not go unnoticed. In fact, the coaches at the Le Cellier International Tournament in France voted Alejandro Lopez as MVP of the tournament. Fans and coaches loved his creativity, his flair and understanding of the game. Despite his small size, Alejandro stood out thanks to his natural soccer talent.
When Alejandro came back from France with his Breakers 97B White team, he did not know that he was potentially going to be selected for the U.S. Under-14 Boys’ National Team.
Two days after Alejandro’s return from France, US National U14 Boys’ National Team Head Coach Hugo Perez, called Breakers Club Director of Coaching Paolo Carbone to let him know that Alejandro was invited to the upcoming training camp on May 13-20, 2012 in Carson, California at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center.
Only a few elite players can say they have represented the United States at the National Team level and Alejandro got that opportunity at this camp with the youngest competing Youth National Team.
It was a very successful camp for Alejandro. While there is no guarantee that any of the players will be invited into the next camp, if Alejandro is called in he will need to be in Carson, California, again from July 29th to August 5.
Alejandro has been playing with the Breakers since the age of 9. His current coach is Mike Rivas. Despite his young age (born in 1998), Alejandro will travel to Dallas at the end of June to participate with the U16 Breakers Academy team at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcase. Alejandro will be only one of the few players born in 1998 who will participate in this showcase organized by the U.S. Soccer Federation.