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Union sign midfielder Alex Mendoza

Photo: Earl Gardner

The Philadelphia Union announced on Tuesday morning the signing of Harrisburg native and Harrisburg City Islanders Academy product Alex Mendoza.

A dual US and Mexican citizen, Mendoza spent the last three seasons with Liga MX club UNAM Pumas. According to the press release from the Union, after joining Pumas in 2009, Mendoza played in the team’s first and second division teams, as well as the U-20 team, in 2009-10. From 2011, Mendoza was with the team’s second division side Pumas Morelos, which competes in Mexico’s Ascenso MX league.

A graduate of Red Land High School in Lewisberry, Pa., Mendoza was part of the U-13 and U-17 Olympic Development Program player pools.

The announcement says, “The midfielder will be eligible to play for the Union upon receipt of his ITC.  Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.”

Player: Alex Mendoza
Position: Midfielder

Number: 24
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160 lbs
Date of Birth: August 16, 1990
Age: 22

Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.
Citizenship: USA and Mexico
Last Club: Pumas (Mexico)

11 Comments

  1. Wonder what kind of midfielder he is.

  2. Hmmm…trade bait to Chivas USA for Dan Kennedy? Just kidding, but seriously…..

  3. Seems similar to Garfan. Hope he turns out to be as good.

  4. Alex, un gran medio de contención. Una gran persona tuve la fortuna de comer una hamburguesa de Wendys aqui en México, le envio un abrazo y deseo que haga la diferencia al entrar al equipo y ser titular!!!! y que demuestre las dos “CC”

  5. la dos “CC” significan Chingón y Cabrón!!!!!

  6. Maria Flores says:

    Jack: Armando, just posted that Alex is great as a midfielder, and a great person,he was lucky eating a hamburger with him at Wendys in Mexico.He sends Alex a hug and best wishes to make a difference when joining the team and that he becomes a nominal one.
    Those “cc’ are just typical rude words to define what men are suppose to be in mexican society.. ‘extremely good and successful’
    Questions?

  7. Jack, saludos se que Alex será pronto titular, aquí en México fui testigo de su crecimiento y lo considero Seleccionado y se que pronto representara a E. U. E en próximo mundial sólo puedo decirte que disfrutes su juego Vamos Alex!!!! Con todo!!!

  8. Maria Flores says:

    Jack greetings I know Alex is going to be a nominal soon,here in Mexico I witnessed his improvements and I consider him a selected one and I know soon he will represent the USA in a future world cup.I only can say enjoy his playing, Come on Alec!! Everything on!

    (Am I working for free??) :)

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