U.S. vs. El Salvador

American playing for El Salvador in Cup qualifier

September 3, 2009
PROVO, Utah -- El Salvador midfielder Arturo Alvarez will know his opponents well in Saturday's World Cup qualifier against the United States.

Many of them were teammates with Alvarez on U.S. national youth teams. Born and raised in Houston, Alvarez is an American who switched his soccer citizenship when El Salvador -- his parents' native country -- invited him to join the national team.

Although he had played on under-20 U.S. national teams, an invitation to the U.S. senior ...

Read more

ESPN Conversations