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Efrain Alvarez called up to Mexico U-17 squad

Galaxy academy product heading to CONCACAF Championship

Chicago Fire v Los Angeles Galaxy Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

More good news for Efrain Alvarez.

The LA Galaxy academy product has been named by Marco Antonio Ruiz to join the Mexico National Team U-17 setup ahead of the CONCACAF Championship, the tournament that decides which teams from the region will participate in the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

As you may know, Alvarez is a dual-national eligible to play for the U.S. and Mexico. The Los Angeles native has impressed with El Tri and drew rave reviews earlier this season in two brief appearances off the bench, taking over the season opener in a come-from-behind win over the Chicago Fire and turning heads with a sublime nutmeg on FC DallasMatt Hedges the following match.

Of course this means Alvarez will be unavailable for the next few weeks. (As GM Dennis te Kloese explained earlier in the year, he expects Efrain to miss significant time this season with the U-17s)