Alan Soñora, from the English ‘a lo Tevez’ on his debut as a starter for the United States national team

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September 2021. Villa Domínico, Province of Buenos Aires. Alan Sonora reply ping pong for the official account of Independent (#Las18DelRojo) and he confesses that he would play for the US national team. “Yes of course”says in an English that is more like that of Charles Tevez in 2009 when he immortalized it “It’s very difficult” of someone who has taken the First Certificate, the exam created by the University of Cambridge.

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January 2023. BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Alan Soñora fulfills his “dream” -according to his own words- being able to represent the country where he was born, in a friendly match won 2-1 against Serbia. He plays as a starter, with the number 14, and participates in the only goal of the hosts, starting the match finished with a header from Brandon VasquezMexican-American striker.

“I feel emotion, it’s a great honor. Representing an entire country is something very beautiful. It’s every footballer’s dream starting to play: to represent his team. And he touched me. He makes you think of all you went through and worked to get there. It’s something very beautiful”assured Alan Soñora, before the meeting, in an interview with the American journalist Bow bell.

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The 24-year-old midfielder was born on August 3, 1998 in New York. It’s a family matter, because his brother Joel – who also played for the North American national team and played four games in the 2015 Under-20 World Cup – was born in September 1996, but in Dallas, Texas.

It was a time when his father Diego ‘Chiche’ Soñora – now his representative – was one of the few Argentines in the newly formed MLS.

The peculiarity of Alan Soñora’s debut was that the call came as a loose player. On 31 December he did not renew his contract with Independiente, the club that gave him the chance to make his debut in the First Division, under Sebastián Beccacece. In total, he wore the “Rossa” shirt in 86 games and scored 11 goals.

The landing of the new leadership led by Fabiano Doman He had the renewal of the midfielder as one of his priorities, but the negotiations stalled when his father ‘Chiche’ Soñora made his demands and fell well short of what was offered by the brand new Board of Directors, which set the cap salary to fight the deficit dragging the club.

Soñora’s future remains to be seen. During this week, taking advantage of the fact that the Lega Professionisti booklet has been extended, they ensure that they would be interested Saint Lawrence It’s inside Mouthwhere it was released from rolling slaves when he ran the Reserve in 2019.

For now, he wants to take advantage of his opportunity in a national team that has begun the cycle towards the 2026 World Cup, where he will host together with Canada and Mexico, and which had 13 rookies, in the midst of the delicate departure of the DT Gregg Berhalter who was in Qatar and the internship by Anthony Hudson, who he will also direct against next Saturday Colombia.

Source: Clarin

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