Daniel Alvarez (soccer)

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Daniel Alvarez
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-01-18) January 18, 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1995–1998 Furman Paladins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 MetroStars 0 (0)
2000 Atlanta Silverbacks (loan) 3 (0)
2000 Charleston Battery 6 (0)
2002 Cincinnati Riverhawks 14 (2)
2002–2004 Virginia Beach Mariners 57 (3)
2009 Hampton Roads Piranhas 2 (0)
Teams managed
2002 Furman University (assistant)
2005 Old Dominion University (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Daniel Alvarez is a retired American soccer midfielder.

Alvarez graduated from Pine Forest High School. He attended Furman University where he was a 1999 First Team All American.[1] He graduated with a bachelor's degree in health and exercise science. He was inducted into the Furman Paladins Hall of Fame in 2005.[2]

In January 2000, the MetroStars selected Alvarez in the fourth round (thirty-seventh overall) of the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. The MetroStars sent him on loan to the Atlanta Silverbacks for three games at the start of the USL A-League season. On April 19, 2000, the MetroStars traded Alvarez to the Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for Daniel Hernández.[3] Alvarez chose to pursue a contract in Germany. After unsuccessful trials with Borussia Dortmund, FC Cloppenburg, and FC Nuremberg, he returned to the United States and signed with the Charleston Battery of the USL A-League. In the spring of 2001, Alvarez was training with the Mutiny when he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament. He returned home to Fayetteville to recuperate. While there, he coached with the Fayetteville Force Soccer Club.[4] In February 2002, the Colorado Rapids selected Alvarez in the third round (twenty-ninth overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. The Rapids did not sign him and he began the 2002 season with the Cincinnati Riverhawks before finishing it with the Virginia Beach Mariners of the USL First Division. He played for the Mariners through the 2004 season.

In 2005, he became an assistant with the Old Dominion University men's soccer team.


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