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Nation’s Top Amateur Soccer Players From ‘El Sueno De Tu VIDA’ to Battle Club America’s Reserve Pros in Second Annual Verizon Wireless National All-Star Game Presented by Fox Sports En Espanol and Sears  

Legendary Daniel 'El Ruso' Brailovsky Returns to Coach Hispanic Amateurs In their Pursuit of a Professional Soccer CareerDream Match and All-Star Week Training Sessions will be Attended by Scouts from Club America, Chivas de Guadalajara, Tigres, Santos Laguna, Puebla and Chivas USA


Nation’s Top Amateur Soccer Players From ‘El Sueno De Tu VIDA’ to Battle<br /> Club America’s Reserve Pros in Second Annual Verizon

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    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12
/PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Eighteen of the nation’s top amateur soccer
players will participate in the Second Annual Verizon Wireless National
All-Star Game for the chance of a professional contract. “El Sueno de tu
Vida” 2009 national finalists will face Mexico’s famed Club America’s
reserves at California State University’s Titan Stadium in Fullerton on October
24 at 7pm. Produced by Alianza de Futbol Hispano, in partnership with Verizon
Wireless, Fox Sports en Espanol, and Sears, the dream match is the culmination
of a seven month, ten-city talent search.


    “On the heels of
our most successful edition of the ‘El Sueno de tu Vida’ talent search to date,
this year’s star-studded All-Star Game will not only delight fans of the game
but will also bring some of the country’s most promising amateur talent that
much closer to fulfilling their dream of a professional soccer career,”
said Alianza de Futbol Owner Brad Rothenberg. 
“Thanks to the long-standing commitment of our sponsors and partners,
Alianza de Futbol and ‘El Sueno de tu Vida’ will continue to reign as the
nation’s preeminent Hispanic soccer talent competition.”  


    The All-Star Game will
be broadcasted nationally by Fox Sports en Espanol with a half-hour pre-game
special on Sunday, October 25, at 3:30pm EST (12:30pm PST).  Additional Alianza de Futbol sponsors
include The Hispanic College Fund, Monster Energy and Southwest Airlines. 


    Leading up to the
once-in-a-lifetime match, the 18 youth amateurs will be pushed to their limits
during All-Star Week training sessions by the legendary Daniel “El
Ruso” Brailovsky, former Club America standout and one of the sport’s most
respected coaches and analysts.  All
training sessions and the All-Star Game will be attended by top North American
scouts from Club America, Chivas de Guadalajara, Tigres, Santos Laguna, Puebla,
and Chivas USA.  Scouts will be on the
lookout for players that demonstrate the skills, passion and dedication to
become a professional player.


    This year, more than
3,300 amateur soccer players tried out during private scouting sessions held in
Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, San
Francisco, and El Paso.  The 18 “El
Sueno de tu Vida” national finalists represent some of the most promising
participants and each will have one final week during which to impress the
scouts.  Over the past 16 months, seven
Alianza de Futbol players signed with professional teams; 46 additional players
have been extended formal invitations for try outs in Mexico and stateside with


    Following are the 18
“El Sueno de tu Vida” 2009 finalists in the Second Annual Verizon
Wireless All Star Game:


NAME                    POSITION          CITY

1.    Antonio Flores          Goalkeeper        Los Angeles

2.    David Silva             Goalkeeper       
San Francisco

3.    Miguel Sanchez          Defender         
Los Angeles

4.    Aaron Trinidad Barraza  Defender          Denver

5.    Julian Roman            Defender          Chicago

6.    Edgar Marquez           Defender         
El Paso

7.    Ian James Hines         Defender         

8.    Fernando Garza          Midfielder       

9.    Francisco Hernandez     Midfielder        El Paso

10.   Salvador Rosales        Midfielder       

11.   Erick Omar Moran        Midfielder       

12.   Francisco J. Rosales    Midfielder        Houston

13.   Julian Escobar          Midfielder       
New York

14.   Cesar Garcia            Midfielder       

15.   Jose Manuel Romero      Forward           Phoenix

16.   Miqui Tadeo-Smith       Forward          

17.   Victor Sanchez          Forward          
Los Angeles

18.   Juan Rios               Forward          


    About Fox Sports en

    Reaching more than 14
million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 5 million
are U.S. Hispanic Households, Fox Sports en Espanol is the leader in
Spanish-language sports media. We feature premier soccer programming with
exclusive coverage of the top leagues and tournaments in Latin America and
Europe; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game,
American League Championship Series and World Series; championship boxing and
UFC(R) and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. With more
than 1,600 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming
with streaming video and portable content from FSE Movil, we are and will
continue to be the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.


    Fox Sports en Espanol
is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American
Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly
owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA;
ASX: NWS, NWSLV) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox
Sports en Espanol online at


    About Alianza de Futbol

    Founded in 2004,
Alianza de Futbol Hispano is the leading national organization dedicated to the
support and development of amateur Hispanic soccer in the United States.
Through its sponsored local, regional and national tournaments, the organization
brings together and showcases the talents of Hispanic amateur players
nationwide. Alianza and its corporate partners reach out to a growing community
of hundreds of thousands of Hispanic soccer players and their families. The
2009 edition of the Alianza tournaments had a total attendance of more than
200,000.  For more information, please
visit or call 1-866-538-4955.


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Nation’s Top Amateur Soccer Players From ‘El Sueno De Tu VIDA’ to Battle Club America’s Reserve Pros in Second Annual Verizon Wireless National All-Star Game Presented by Fox Sports En Espanol and Sears