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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Former Campbell Star Called Up to Mexico U20s

Former Campbell Camel Sonny Guadarrama, who signed a pro contract over the summer with Santos (Mexico), was included in the United States Under-20 Men’s National Team roster for the Busan International Four Nations Tournament, Aug. 29-Sept. 2 in Busan, South Korea. The Cedar Park, Texas native with Mexican heritage,played in all 3 matches and started two, including the USA’s 3-1 victory over Argentina at Busan Asiad Main Stadium, a 2002 World Cup venue.

This week, Sonny was called up by the Mexican U-20 team for two matches vs. Ecuador on Oct. 19 and 21. In 2005, Guadarrama rated second among the nation’s freshmen and ranked 16th nationally in points per game (1.68). He finished 18th in goals per game (0.68) among all Division I players. He was a unanimous choice as Atlantic Sun Conference Freshman of the Year and also gained second-team Freshman All-America recognition from College Soccer News after tallying 32 points on 13 goals and six assists in 19 matches.

Based on some nuances of recent FIFA rulings, it appears that Guadarrama will have his choice of whether to represent El Tri or the Yanks as he reaches the senior national team level.

Originally published at Triangle Soccer Fanatics. Photo:


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