Philadelphia Union today announced that the club has acquired Harrisburg native and Harrisburg City Islanders Academy product Alex Mendoza. A dual United States and Mexican citizen, Mendoza spent the last three seasons with Mexico’s Pumas, one of the country’s most popular teams, competing for all levels of the club’s system. The midfielder will be eligible to play for the Union upon receipt of his ITC. Per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Mendoza, 22, joined Pumas in February of 2009, participating in the club’s first and second division teams, as well as the U-20 squad, for the ’09-’10 seasons. In the 2011 season, Mendoza added the Morelos Liga de Acenso squad to his resume.
A graduate of Red Land High School, Mendoza played his club soccer for Red Land Soccer Club and was also a member of the LDC United U-16 and U-18 teams, as well as the Central Pennsylvania Youth Soccer League U-10 and U-15 Select and Alliance teams. He also was part of the U-13 and U-17 ODP player pools.