StubHub Center hosts National Finals of Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate

Winners will be crowned May 18 live on Univision’s Republica Deportiva

LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, May 14, 2014) – The stage is set at StubHub Center for America’s premier national search for the best undiscovered young soccer player in the country, as 18 hopefuls from coast to coast, including six finalists from the LA Galaxy try-outs, compete this week in Southern California for the National Finals of Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate.

The 18 national finalists, including 15 field players and three goalkeepers chosen from nearly 3,000 hopefuls from across the country, will be in greater Los Angeles area through Sunday, May 18, for five days of competition and mentoring by top soccer legends, including MLS Colombian World Cup icon Carlos “Pibe” Valderrama, Mexican goalkeeping legend Martin “El Pulpo” Zuñiga and former MLS head coach Alfonso Mondelo, the league’s current technical director. 

The 15 field players are battling for the Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate trophy while the three goalkeepers are vying for the Allstate “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper - El Portero Allstate award. In addition, both winners will be invited to join a youth-level team at the MLS club each represented at the National Finals.

The 18 finalists will battle against the LA Galaxy Academy Under-17 team at StubHub on Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. PT in the last of the five days of competition and mentoring in their search to become the next Sueño MLS 2014 – Presented by Allstate winners. The two winners, a field player and a goalkeeper, will then be announced live on Sunday, May 18 on Univision Network’s República Deportiva, which has chronicled the competition in a “reality show within a show” format.

NATIONAL FINALS SCHEDULE - Sueño MLS 2014 – presented by Allstate (ALL TIMES PT)

Tuesday, May 13

 

Morning

Player arrivals

5:00-6:00 PM

Training at Bell Gardens Sports Center

Wednesday, May 14

 

10:00-11:30 AM

Training at StubHub Center

6:00-7:00 PM

Scrimmage vs. Chivas USA U-16 Academy Team at Bell Gardens Sports Center

Thursday, May 15

 

9:00-10:30 AM

Training at StubHub Center

5:00-6:30 PM

Training at Bell Gardens Sports Center

Friday, May 16

 

10:00-11:30 AM

Training at StubHub Center

Saturday, May 17

 

10:00 AM-Noon

Game vs. LA Galaxy U-17 Academy Team at Stubhub Center

Sunday, May 18

 

8:00-10:00 AM

Winners announced live from StubHub Center on Univision’s nationally-televised weekly sports program, Republica Deportiva

 

The 15 Sueño MLS 2014 – presented by Allstate National Finalists are:

Name

Position

Age

Hometown

Tryout Team

Alejandro Alaniz

Midfielder

16

Gardena, CA

Colorado Rapids

Oscar Aragon

Defender

16

Magnolia, TX

Colorado Rapids

Jesus Arredondo

Midfielder

15

Denver, CO

Colorado Rapids

Luis Loera

Midfielder

15

Albuquerque, NM

Colorado Rapids

Gilberto Tovar

Midfielder

17

Athens, KS

Colorado Rapids

Johnny Chavarria

Defender

16

Las Vegas, NV

LA Galaxy

Jessie Echeverria Gramajo

Defender

16

Los Angeles, CA

LA Galaxy

Luis Garcia Sosa

Midfielder

16

Castaic, CA

LA Galaxy

Anthony Jimenez

Midfielder

14

Los Angeles, CA

LA Galaxy

Jose Pinedo

Midfielder

15

McFarland, CA

LA Galaxy

Joseph DeZart

Midfielder

15

Jackson, NJ

NY Red Bulls

Sergio Duran

Defender

16

Racine, WI

NY Red Bulls

David Lopez

Midfielder

17

Bronson, FL

NY Red Bulls

Joseph Sepulveda

Defender

14

Bayside, NY

NY Red Bulls

Ronald Yepes

Defender

16

North Bergen, NJ

NY Red Bulls

 

The three Allstate “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper award - El Portero Allstate are:

Name

Position

Age

Hometown

Tryout Team

Ernesto Galvan

Goalkeeper

15

Commerce City, CO

Colorado Rapids

Jorge Rizo

Goalkeeper

15

South El Monte, CA

LA Galaxy

Steven Ortiz

Goalkeeper

14

Linden, NY

New York Red Bulls