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Efrain Alvarez wins USL 2018 Young Player of the Year Honor


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After making history as the youngest player in USL history and scoring highlight-reel golazos all season long, Efrain Alvarez has been voted the 2018 Young Player of the Year for a sensational year with Los Dos, racking up 12 goals and 3 assists in impressive style.

Alvarez received 40 percent of the vote to receive the award, with Hassan Ndam of the New York Red Bulls II finishing second on eight percent and both ATL UTD 2’s Andrew Carleton and the Swope Park Rangers’ Wan Kuzain finishing tied for third on six percent. In total, 22 different players earned votes in the ballot.

“Our club couldn’t be more proud of Efrain and the environment that we have created for all of our young talents to flourish and express themselves,” said Galaxy II Head Coach Mike Muñoz. “The LA Galaxy Academy staff, LA Galaxy II staff, LA Galaxy staff and the Mexican Federation have put everything into Efrain for him to succeed and he has taken full advantage of it.”

“He thoroughly deserves this award based on what he has produced and what he personally has accomplished with his teammates. He knows it is only the beginning and must continue to put in the work to take it to the next level.”

Here’s to seeing Alvarez in a first-team uniform next season.