San Jose’s Alvarez may make switch to El Salvador

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Arturo Alvarez is on the verge of being allowed to switch to the El Salvador national team.

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Arturo Alvarez is on the verge of being allowed to switch to the El Salvador national team.

The Houston-born Alvarez has yet to be called up to the US national team and a change in FIFA rules may see him get his chance to represent the nation of his parents descent.

The 24-year old could be a chance to play in El Salvador’s World Cup qualifiers beginning on August 12 and he has been given the nod of approval from national team captain Ramon Sanchez.

"He's a good player," said Sánchez. "He's very close to getting the chance. I think he could help us and I hope to see him in these qualifiers."

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