Alfonso Motagalvan

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Alfonso Motagalvan
Motagalvan with Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Personal information
Full name Felix Alfonso Motagalvan
Date of birth (1987-02-11) February 11, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Santa Rosa, California, United States
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2001–2004 Gilroy High School
2005–2008 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Ventura County Fusion 34 (2)
2010–2011 Rochester Rhinos 49 (2)
2012 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 16 (0)
2013–2014 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 40 (1)
2015–2016 Sacramento Republic FC 22 (0)
National team
2014– United States Beach Soccer 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:18, 30 September 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:18, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Felix Alfonso Motagalvan (born February 11, 1987) is an American soccer player.

Playing career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Motagalvan and the 2006 UCSB Gauchos soccer team honored at the White House.

Motagalvan was born in Santa Rosa, California, grew up in Gilroy, California, and attended Gilroy High School where he was a two-time NSCAA/adidas All-American.[1] He played club soccer for Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus from 2004 to 2005, and was a two-year member of the Region IV Olympic Development Team and Super Y-League Select National Team.

He played four years of college soccer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, featuring in over 50 games during his four seasons, and playing an instrumental part of the Gaucho's run to the 2006 NCAA Division I title.

During his college years he also played for Ventura County Fusion in the USL Premier Development League, scoring the winning goal in the 2009 PDL Championship Game.[2]


While in College Motagalvan played with the Chivas USA reserve team during 2008 and 2009.[3]

In 2009, he was called in to preseason with the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS. Later that year he went on to FC Dallas of the MLS to finish the 2009 season with the reserve team.[3]

Rochester Rhinos[edit]

He signed with Rochester Rhinos on February 16, 2010,[4] and made his professional debut on April 10, 2010 in Rochester's season opening game against Miami FC.[5] Motagalvan played in 28 of the Rhinos' 30 USSF Division 2 matches, in addition to both playoff games.

He scored his first professional goal on April 23, 2011, a 3-2 win over the Dayton Dutch Lions.[6] He played in 21 regular season matches in the 2011 USL Pro season, scoring twice, in addition to playing in both playoff games.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers[edit]

On February 3, 2012 it was announced that Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League had signed Motagalvan.[7]

Pittsburgh Riverhounds[edit]

Motagalvan joined the Riverhounds in 2013.

Sacramento Republic[edit]

Although he had briefly considered retiring, Motagalvan joined Sacramento Republic.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Motagalvan aspires to move full time into coaching after his playing days.[3] While still an active player, he served as an assistant coach for Folsom Lake College's men's soccer program.[3]


Motagalvan was called up to the United States national beach soccer team in August 2014.[8]


Rochester Rhinos[edit]

Ventura County Fusion[edit]


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