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mbernstein07
Post #1
Saturday June 29, 2013 1:09am

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 37
With all the hectic transfers & ownership changes surrounding the Liga MX draft, i was wonderimg if anyone knew the club status of a couple players

Adrian Ruelas- is he now with Liga MX Veracruz or just unattached, or returned to Santos?
Jesus Padilla- La Piedad folded
Ventura Alvarado- still with America? Listed on Veracruzs' wikipedia
William Yarbrough- still with Leon or retuned to Pachua?
Alexandre Gonzalez- still with Necaxa? Not listed on roster

If anyone knows any answers that would be great! Thanks!

Jzaval01
Post #2
Sunday June 30, 2013 6:26pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 840
who out of these group are really talented? Not familiar with any. By really talented I mean can make some noise in USMNT

chillguy1992
Post #3
Sunday June 30, 2013 9:16pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 275
Adrian Ruelas, William Yarbough, and Ventura Alvarado could all one day have a future with the United States National team. Adrian Ruelas it looks like willl stay with Vercacruz on loan for next season unless Santos suddenly changes their mind and needs him back. Ventura is with Nexaca along with Sonny Guadarrama now where he should become a starter for a team looking to get promoted back into the mexico first division. Yarbough is staying with pachcua however might go out on loan again if he is unable to win the starting job. Ventura Alvarado has the highest potential for all of these players could one day be a pretty good centerback. Ruelas is not getting enough games due to injuries or coaching decisions he really needs to get some serious games if he ever has a future with the mens national team. William Yarbough could be called up as a goalkeeper and deffinetly get some time with the national team if he continues playing well. Ventura Alvarado is probably the most likely to make noise with the mens national team.

Alexandre Gonzalez now plays with the San Jose Earthquakes and might get some playing time when wondo goes to the gold cup. Jesus Padilla is without a club and looking for a club. If you guys have anymore quesitons about liga mx or young americans in liga mx feel free to ask. Have a good day amigos.

MSantoine
Post #4
Tuesday July 23, 2013 3:58pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,608
With the start of the new MX league upon it I thought a good time to seek opinions. The following are some U23 yanks with potential (somemuch greater than others) to break into the USNT picture by 2015, some may have an outside shot at being in the conversation for Brazil. The players seem to be:
Garza - has to be the year he breaks in to Xolos lineup or he'll need to move on. Some good potential as a LB, possibly Fabs backup through next cycle
Hernandez- Came on strong at the end of last season for Monterray earning substitute minutes but looked lost in Turkey. If he earns some 1st team minutes you'd have to think he'll get some looks in friendlies before Brazil
Joya- Possible future star midfielder. Seems to play better as the games get bigger. Got scattered minutes for Santos last year. If he becomes a semi regular has huge potential
Cuevas- Seemed to hit a wall after breakout the U20 WCQ in mexico. Doesnt seem like he's in play for first team minutes this year. May be more of a 2016 breakout guy. Has skills on the wing that not many in our pool have
Alvardo - Seems to have really stalled since moving to Club America. Currently with Necaxa in 2nd division. May be another guy we wont hear about until 2016 at the earliest. Had high hopes for him
Arriola- Got an assist in his first match as a substitute for Xolos. Got the chance due to the Gold Cup guys being away. Will be interesting to see if he can stay on the gameday roster once Castillo, Corona, et al return. If he can he should be brought into some camps for the next domestic friendly.

Overall a huge opportunity for some of USA's young yanks abroad. With the MLS youth program starting to flourish it will be big for those players to show some success or they risk falling behind their fellow countrymen back home

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Tuesday January 14, 2014 8:52pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,095
Well just read an interview done by Owhentheyanks.com with Fernando Arce Jr.

OWTY: Would you be interested in playing for the US?

Arce Jr.: Yes!, yes I would play for the US team

OWTY: Your father is a Mexican international, what does he think about the prospect of you playing for the US?

Arce Jr.: We've talked about it a lot, and he said it's my decision. I said yes; I would like to go play for the US team if possible.

Sounds like Arce Jr. isn't using his American heritage to get called up to Mexico. Sounds like he is pretty adamant about playing for the US.

Paul Arriola has been influential in recruiting Arce jr to play for the US from the interview.

Ramos and USSF have been in contact with him. Kid is a talented DM.

Chrisou101
Post #6
Tuesday January 14, 2014 8:56pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 468
Original post from 2tone

Well just read an interview done by Owhentheyanks.com with Fernando Arce Jr.

OWTY: Would you be interested in playing for the US?

Arce Jr.: Yes!, yes I would play for the US team

OWTY: Your father is a Mexican international, what does he think about the prospect of you playing for the US?

Arce Jr.: We've talked about it a lot, and he said it's my decision. I said yes; I would like to go play for the US team if possible.

Sounds like Arce Jr. isn't using his American heritage to get called up to Mexico. Sounds like he is pretty adamant about playing for the US.

Paul Arriola has been influential in recruiting Arce jr to play for the US from the interview.

Ramos and USSF have been in contact with him. Kid is a talented DM.


Chrisou101
Post #7
Tuesday January 14, 2014 8:58pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 468
Original post from Chrisou101


That's good news, would love to see him in stars and stripes. Funny that his dad is the Mexican international. Another good news is that since he plays in Mexico, he would be available for the us during qualification to the u-20 world cup.

Jzaval01
Post #8
Tuesday January 14, 2014 10:14pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 840
Love to see that! If the kid wants to play for us than he is welcomed with open arms. It would be amazing if he met face to face with his dad in international play. Doubt that will ever happen because he is so young. How old is he again?

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #9
Tuesday January 14, 2014 10:19pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,095
Original post from Jzaval01

Love to see that! If the kid wants to play for us than he is welcomed with open arms. It would be amazing if he met face to face with his dad in international play. Doubt that will ever happen because he is so young. How old is he again?


He turns 18 this year. His dad turns 34 this year.

Chrisou101
Post #10
Tuesday January 14, 2014 10:29pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 468
Wow, his dad was only 16 when Arce Jr was born.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #11
Tuesday January 14, 2014 10:47pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,095
Yeah and Arce Jr. stands about 5 inches taller than his dad. His dad is 5'7" and Arce Jr. looks to be around 6'0".

TheTruth
Post #12
Tuesday January 14, 2014 11:13pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 85
Clearly the milkman's son.

dfw_fan
DfW
Post #13
Wednesday January 15, 2014 6:44am

Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts: 357
Original post from TheTruth

Clearly the milkman's son.
lol

Chrisou101
Post #14
Wednesday January 15, 2014 6:49am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 468
Arriola with a goal for Club tijauna's farm team dorados.


A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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