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Youth Boys May 16, 2016

Charlton Alonso wins El Portero Allstate top goalkeeper award

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HARRISON, N.J. (Via New York Red Bulls) – Charlton Alonso, a 13 year-old goalkeeper from Paramus, N.J., has won the Allstate “Good Hands” top goalkeeper – El Portero Allstate award.

Alonso has been invited to join one of the New York Red Bulls Academy teams. Alonso was initially discovered at the Red Bulls tryouts.

The announcement was made on Univision Deportes’ “República Deportiva,” which has chronicled the competition in a “reality show within a show” format.

In addition, the top three Sueño MLS 2016 finalists were named: Carlos Amaya (LA Galaxy), Arturo Ernand (New York Red Bulls) and Alan Gaytan (Portland Timbers) were chosen from the national final that took place in Carson, Calif. The ultimate winner of the Sueño MLS 2016 will be announced live on Univision Deportes’ “Republica Deportiva” on May 22 at 3 p.m. ET.

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“It feels amazing, I am very grateful for it,” said Charlton Alonso, the Allstate “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper – El Portero Allstate. “This means everything to me. It shows me that if I keep putting in the work, I’ll be getting results like this. Now I’ll continue to be aggressive, continue talking and continue to be a leader on the field, which I think that set me apart from the other goalkeepers.”

The Allstate “Good Hands” top goalkeeper – El Portero Allstate winner was chosen from the three goalkeeper finalists who were in Southern California earlier in the month for four days of competition and mentoring by top soccer goalkeeping legend Adolfo Rios.

“Alonso possess great speed, strength and his reaction to the ball was outstanding. We also took his age into consideration, we think when he is in a formal team setting he will develop a higher skill level. He will have a great future in the MLS Academy,” said Rios.

Celebrating its historic 10th year, Sueño MLS was staged by three Major League Soccer teams, including first-time host Portland Timbers, as well as returning hosts LA Galaxy and the New York Red Bulls. Up to 400 tryout spots were made available in each city.


Charlton Alonso (Goalkeeper – 13 years old – Paramus, N.J.)
Alonso, the national winner of the Allstate “Good Hands” top goalkeeper award – El Portero Allstate, won his local tryouts at RBNY, where scouts mentioned that despite his young age, he can organize and take command of the team. He grew up in a family of six brothers and currently lives in New Jersey. Alonso started to play soccer as a striker, but eventually switched to goalkeeper at the age of seven. His favorite MLS team is the New York Red Bulls.

Allstate “Good Hands®” top goalkeeper award – El Portero Allstate ALL-TIME WINNERS:

Host Team
Charlton Alonso
Paramus, N.J.
New York Red Bulls
Eduardo Muñoz Díaz  
Lafayette, Ind.
Chicago Fire
Steven Manuel Ortiz
Linden, N.J.
New York Red Bulls
Luis Aranzazu
Pembroke Pines, Fla.
D.C. United
Jimmy Camacho
Riverside, Calif.
Chivas USA
Anthony Hall                          
Dallas, TX
FC Dallas

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