Alvarado playing for the United States in 2015
|Full name||Ventura Alvarado Aispuro|
|Date of birth||August 16, 1992|
|Place of birth||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2013–2014||→ Necaxa (loan)||21||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 5, 2015.
Ventura Alvarado Aispuro (born August 16, 1992) is an American soccer player who plays for América in Liga MX. Born in the U.S. to Mexican parents, Alvarado was eligible to represent United States and Mexico, but ultimately chose to play for the U.S. national team.
Alvarado signed with Club América in 2008 as a teenager. He worked his way up the ranks in the América's academy, starting with the Tercera Division team, moving to the U-17 team in 2009-10, to the Segunda Division team in 2010-11, and to the U-20 team in the 2011-12 season. With the U-20 team, he was a regular in the squad that won the 2012 U-20 Clausura championship. In June 2012, he played every minute for Club América U-20 in the U-20 Copa Libertadores, where the team finished third.
Alvarado became involved with the first team in the 2012-13 season and made his debut in a Copa MX match in July. On February 16, 2013, he debuted in Liga MX, replacing Raúl Jiménez at 86 minutes. He was loaned to Nexaca for the 2013-14 season.
Originally eligible for both his native United States and Mexico via his Mexican parents, Alvarado expressed interest in both national teams. Ultimately, he debuted for the United States in a 3-2 loss against Denmark on March 25, 2015. He was cap tied to the United States on July 7, 2015, when he started the opening match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup versus Honduras.
- "USA 2 vs. DEN 3 - FINAL - U.S. Soccer". ussoccer.com. March 25, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
- Ventura Alvarado Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Profile at Club America
- Ventura Alvarado on Twitter