Sounders FC 2 Signs Academy Forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC 2 today announced that it has signed Academy forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez. The addition of the U.S. and Sounders FC U-17 standout brings S2 up to 14 contracted players ahead of this week’s pair of home matches against Real Monarchs SLC on Wednesday and Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on Saturday. Prior this week’s home matches at Cheney Stadium, MLS has also entered into a 2018 Standard USL Loan Agreement with Sounders FC midfielder Jordy Delem, while Sounders FC Academy player Sakari Carter has been added to S2’s squad as a USL Academy signing, making both players eligible for selection by Head Coach John Hutchinson.
“Alfonso is a talented young player who has had success in our Academy and with various national teams. Signing with S2 gives him the opportunity to train and play at the professional level,” said Sounders FC Director of Player Development Marc Nicholls. “He is still very young and this signing further confirms the club’s commitment to the development of our bright players with potential.”
Ocampo-Chavez, 15, has five goals in eight games for the Sounders FC U-17 squad, as well as two goals and two assists in two games for the U-19 side this season. He also won the golden boot with eight strikes at the 2017 Youdan Tournament, which Sounders FC’s Academy won back in August for the second consecutive year. Ocampo-Chavez also appeared in one match for S2 last season.
“Bringing Alfonso into the fold with S2 gives us another good, young option in the attack,” said Hutchinson. “It’s still early in the season and I’m always happy to add another goal scorer, so now we’ll get to work integrating him with the team.”
In November of 2017, Seattle Sounders FC and the Tacoma Rainiers announced that beginning in 2018, Sounders FC 2’s previously-announced transition to Tacoma is accelerating, allowing S2 to play its home matches at Cheney Stadium while progress continues toward a new soccer-specific facility. The two clubs previously reached a historic agreement to build a 5,000-seat facility in Central Tacoma on the footprint of Cheney Stadium. While that process moves forward, South Sound soccer fans are now able to see their USL side play in Tacoma several seasons ahead of schedule.
Off to a 1-3-0 start, S2’s 2018 campaign continues on Wednesday with a home match against Real Monarchs SLC (7:00 p.m. PT / USL YouTube Channel) before facing Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on Saturday (5:00 p.m. PT / USL YouTube Channel). For ticket information on Sounders FC 2, please contact the We R Tacoma front office at (253) 752-7707 or visit S2Tacoma.com. The most up-to-date news and notes about S2 leading up to the 2018 season can be found by following the club on Twitter (@SoundersFC2) and liking the team on Facebook.
TRANSACTIONS: Seattle Sounders FC 2 signs forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez on April 10, 2018.
Name: Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez
Position: Forward
Height: 5-9
Weight: 140
Born: March 25, 2002 in Merced, California
Hometown: Merced, California
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed to S2’s roster on April 10, 2018.
S2’s current roster is listed below by positional breakdown.
CURRENT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 ROSTER
Defenders (5): Rodrigue Ele, Nick Hinds, Sam Rogers, Denso Ulysse, Ibrahim Usman
Midfielders (4): Azriel Gonzalez, Francisco Narbon, Ray Saari, Ray Serrano
Forwards (5): Felix Chenkam, David Estrada, Shandon Hopeau, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez, David Olsen
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