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Ventura Alvarado turns down loan move to Tigres, is he coming to MLS?

Should Atlanta United be interested?

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Recent USMNT central defender Ventura Alvarado recently turned down a loan move from Club América to Tigres and is said to be pursuing a move to Major League Soccer.

Alvarado was part of the initial 40 man preliminary roster for this summer’s Copa América Centenario, but he was left off the final list submitted prior to the tournament’s kickoff. He was part of the squad for the two World Cup Qualifiers in March against Guatemala, but did not see any action.

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Alvarado on the bench prior to US vs. Guatemala in Columbus, OH on 3/29/16
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He has been in and out of the squad in Mexico City with Las Águilas in the past Apertura and Clausura seasons. In the fall, he started six of the first seven matches he was available for, but then lost his starting position. He started the first three games of the Clausura in January, which saw América get off to a 0-2-1 start. He earned some time in later in the spring, but not much.

Club América president Ricardo Paleaz told reporters:

“We are going to wait. I’m going to talk with the player. I like to help players. I was a player, and the ones who stay I want to be happy, the ones who arrive even happier, and the ones who leave should leave happy.”

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