Alan Sanchez (soccer)
|Full name||Alan Cristobal Sanchez|
|Date of birth||July 1, 1988|
|Place of birth||Miami, Florida, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2006–2009||North Carolina State Wolfpack|
|2010||Real Maryland Monarchs||20||(3)|
|2010||Crystal Palace Baltimore||7||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 14, 2014.
College and Amateur
Sanchez attended Felix Varela High School, where he was named his team's MVP and to the All-Dade County first team in his senior year. He played club soccer for West Kendall in the USL Super-Y League, and with them won the State Cup and Disney Showcase in 2005.
Sanchez played four years of college soccer at North Carolina State University. He was named to the All-ACC second-team, the ACC All-Freshmen Team as a freshman in 2006, All-ACC second-team as a junior in 2008, All-ACC first-team and All-ACC Tournament Team as a senior in 2009.
Sanchez turned professional in 2010 when he signed to play for the Real Maryland Monarchs in the USL Second Division. He made his professional on April 17, 2010 in the team's 2010 season opener against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and scored his first professional goal on May 13, 2010, the winner in a 3-2 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders.
In 2011, Sanchez was unsuccessful at landing a contract at trials with clubs San Marcos De Arica and Universidad Catolica in Chile's Primera Division.
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