Thursday, January 24, 2013

Union Signs Harrisburg Native Mendoza

Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union announced the signing Thursday of midfielder Alex Mendoza, a native of Harrisburg, PA and a former member of USL PRO franchise Harrisburg City Islanders' youth academy.

Holding dual citizenship in the US and Mexico, Mendoza spent the last three seasons in Mexico with UNAM Pumas.

He played prep soccer in Harrisburg for Red Land High School and club soccer at Red Land Soccer Club.

Mendoza also played for the LDC United U-16 and U-18 teams and the Central Pennsylvania Youth Soccer League's U-10 and U-15 Select and Alliance teams, and was named to the state's U-13 and U-17 Olympic Development Program player pools.

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