Merced Soccer Star Alfonso Ocampo Chavez Helps U.S. National Team Tie Brazil 1-1

Merced’s Alfonso Ocampo Chavez, a former player for the Merced Soccer Academy and current player with the Major League Soccer Seattle Sounders system, helped the (Under 17) U.S. National Soccer Team to a 1-1 draw with Brazil on Monday at the 2017 Nike International Friendly Tournament in Florida.

Ocampo Chavez is 15 years old.

Here is the description of how his run and effort directly led to the tying goal for Team USA.

“Off a long ball from Adam Saldana, Alfonso Ocampo Chavez made a dangerous run into Brazilian territory. The defense cleared it, but granted the USA a corner kick. Gilbert Fuentes Perez lined up to take it, and he hit a long ball that found a group of USA players behind the crowd. Axel Alejandre got his head on it and Diego Lopez, posted near the goal line, drove it home to tie things up. USA 1, BRA 1.”

In July of last year, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez of the Merced Soccer Academy (previously known as Merced Atlas) was signed by Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders at the age of 15.





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