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LA Galaxy's Efrain Alvarez: 'I could still play for the U.S.' or stay with Mexico

LA Galaxy academy player Efrain Alvarez scores a hat trick and celebrates like first-team star Robbie Keane.

LA Galaxy prospect Efrain Alvarez says he could still decide to play for the United States despite his switch to Mexico's youth system.

Alvarez, who only turned 16 last month, was called up to Mexico's under-17 team this summer, but he told that his senior international future is still to be determined.

"I'm not closing the door on anyone," he said ahead of Tuesday's MLS Homegrown Game. "I could still play for the U.S. or I could keep playing for Mexico. But I'm with Mexico...


Efrain Alvarez chose Mexico after U.S. dropped him, LA Galaxy coach says

Top LA Galaxy prospect Efrain Alvarez chose to represent Mexico after he was dropped from a United States camp, his coach Mike Munoz told Soccer America.

Alvarez, who will turn 16 in three weeks, was called up to Mexico's under-17 team this month after turning heads in the USL with six goals in a three-game span for Munoz's LA Galaxy II.

A Los Angeles native, Alvarez played for the U.S. under-15 team in 2016, but Munoz said Mexico jumped at the chance to have him join its U15 team after the...


LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo trolls Man United before preseason friendly

Manchester United began their summer schedule with a friendly against the LA Galaxy and while things were going just fine on the field -- Man United were leading 3-0 by halftime, via two goals from Marcus Rashford and one from Marouane Fellaini -- it's safe to say the MLS side had the edge in the pregame warm-ups.

To wit, LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo having fun with their visitors as they were getting ready for the game ...