- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 08/16/1992
- Pro Team: Club America
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 180
- Caps: 13
USMNT player Ventura Alvarado plays for one of the biggest clubs in North American soccer, Liga MX's Club America. Playing his club home games at Estadio Azteca, a stadium steeped with lore for the USMNT, Alvarado is used to the big crowds and media pressure that come with being a member of America. Alvarado is already a two-time Liga MX winner, taking the 2013 Clausura and the 2014 Apertura with America along with the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League.
The Phoenix native chose the USMNT for his international allegiance, making his debut against Denmark on March 25, 2015.
Ventura Alvarado USMNT Experience
2015: Debuted against Denmark on Mar 25 and quickly added to his caps numbers through two European swings. Played against the Netherlands on Jun 5 and Germany on Jun 10. Started for the USMNT in their 2015 Gold Cup opener against Honduras on Jul 7 and against Panama on Jul 13. Started the Gold Cup quarterfinal against Cuba on Jul 18. Started the Gold Cup semifinal against Jamaica on Jul 22. Subbed on against Peru on Sep 4 and started the Sep 8 friendly against Brazil. Subbed on against Costa Rica on Oct 13.
Ventura Alvarado Professional Experience
2014-15: Club America dominated the Apertura, winning the regular season title and the championship. Finished in 2nd-place in the Clausura, exiting the playoffs in the first round. Won the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League, beating the Montreal Impact over two legs in the final.
2013-14: Loaned to Necaxa in Mexico's second division. Made 21 appearances for the team, finishing in 2nd-place in the Apertura and losing in the final. Finished in 3rd-place in the Clausura, exiting the playoffs in the semifinals.
2012-13: After spending five years in Club America's youth program, Alvarado made his debut for the first team during the 2013 Clausura. Club America finished the regular season in 2nd-place, winning the championship with a playoff final victory over Monterrey.