Julio Morales selected to Mexico's Under-20 National Team Training Camp
CARSON, Calif. (Monday, April 22, 2013) – Chivas USA announced today that forward Julio Morales has been selected to participate in Mexico’s Under-20 National Team training camp from April 22-29. Morales will report to the week-long camp immediately, which includes two scrimmages programmed for April 26 and 28, ahead of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which takes place June 21-July 13 in Turkey.
Morales joined Chivas USA in February on loan from Chivas Guadalajara. The 19-year-old Mexican-American was born in Glendale, Calif. but grew up in Northern California in the city of San Jose. The left-footed striker made his professional debut as a starter in the season opener in March and has made three starts for the Red-and-White, logging 180 minutes. While in San Jose, Morales played club soccer for Sporting Santa Clara where he attracted attention from NCAA teams as well as professional clubs in Mexico, before ultimately joining the youth setup at Chivas Guadalajara.
Chivas USA returns home to continue its Western Conference play when it faces Northern California rival the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, April 27, at the Home Depot Center for a 7:30 p.m. (PT) kickoff. The match is the first of three meetings between the clubs and can be heard in Spanish on W Radio 690 AM. For more information please visit cdchivasusa.com. Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa.