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Alvarez Out for ES, Maund In for USA

FIFA ruled today that San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Arturo Alvarez is not eligible to play for El Salvador's national team. The U.S.-born Alvarez, 23, is of Salvadoran descent. He has represented the USA at several levels and tried to switch soccer allegiances after his 21st birthday -- FIFA's deadline for such a move.

The governing body also approved defender Aaron Maund's jump from Trinidad and Tobago to the USA under-20 team. Maund, 18, has dual citizenship, and after representing T&T in the U-17 World Cup, needed FIFA permission to switch allegiances. He is on the USA squad for U-20 World Cup qualifying.

By Steve Goff  |  February 27, 2009; 7:10 PM ET
Categories:  CONCACAF , U.S. men's national team  
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This is to make up for that Bernardo news earlier...

Posted by: Reignking | February 27, 2009 9:11 PM | Report abuse

ALvarez is way better than bernardo, he just needs to fix his attitude

Posted by: Norteno4life | February 27, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

I suppose Maund could switch back before he turns 21, if it suits him.

Posted by: universityandpark | February 28, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

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