Necaxa (Primera Division)
#4 | Defender
August 16, 1992 (Age: 26)
5' 11", 157 lbs (1.8 m, 71 kg)
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Ventura Alvarado ventured south to sign with Mexico's prestigious Club America in 2008 as a youth player.
He worked his way up the ranks in America'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 America U-20 in the U-20 Copa Libertadores, where the team finished third.
Alvarado became in involved with the first team in the 2012-13 season and made his debut in a Copa Mexico match in July.
America decided to let go of Alvardo and the player signed with Santos Laguna. Finding it hard to break into the starting lineup, he was then sent to Necaxa ahead of the 2018 Clausura season.
Eligible to play for both the United States and Mexico, Alvarado would go on to make his debut for the US in March 2015 in a 3-2 loss to Denmark. He would then be called up to the team to participate in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, playing in the opening game against Honduras.