Chris Cortez in Mexico?

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  2. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    A 6'4" forward who played for Pateadores. Sounds talented but who knows?
     
  3. SoccerNation

    SoccerNation New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    He's a really good player. Got his scholarship from Cal pulled after it was discovered that he was playing with Chivas U19 team. He featured a couple of times for Chivas USA's reserves but nothing came of it.
     
  4. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Just curious: Why would they pull his scholarship for playing for CDUSA U-19? The Farfans and (I believe) Eric Avila played for them also.
     
  5. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good question...I would like to know as well....unless of course he played with the reserves as well (being the reserves is a "pro team" so to speak)
     
  6. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Yeah, but then he wouldnt have been able to play college soccer at all right?
     
  7. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well that's what I meant...if he played with the reserves before he lost his scholarship that would cause him to lose it.
     
  8. SoccerNation

    SoccerNation New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
  9. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    So did he get kicked out because its illegal for a college kid to play on a youth MLS(pro) team or was it because the coach didn't like that he didn't tell him?
     
  10. SoccerNation

    SoccerNation New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    If I understand it correctly, he was playing coming down south from Cal to play for Chivas USA while Cal was in season.
    According to the second post on the thread I directed you to, it is illegal for a player to player on his college team and an outside team at the same time (kind of like HS).
    I'm sure Grimes didnt appreciate Chris putting the team in jeopardy so his scholarship was consequently pulled.

    This is how I inturpretted the situation. Could be way off though.
     
  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    The Mexican fed now lists Cortez as being with Altamira FC/Estudiantes de Altamira in the second division. Haven't been able to confirm on the club site.

    http://www.altamirafc.com.mx/
     
  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Now listed with Club Deportivo Lozaro.
     
  13. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Still surprised this kid isn't playing in MLS.
     
  14. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  15. iamalfred

    iamalfred Member+

    Aug 15, 2010
    Cortez is one of three forwards who will be trialing with swedish second tier Superettan club GAIS later this week. The club is coached by maybe-american-to-some-extent Benjamin Westman and will begin their preseason on thursday. A bit surprising that they are looking at more forwards as they already signed two quite well established Superettan strikers this winter, but without knowing anything else about him Cortez certainly seem to fit in the same mold as those other two signings sizewise at least.
     
  16. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
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    United States
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  17. BostonRed

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  18. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
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    I was wondering why he wasn't showing up in Chonburi rosters, but it looks like he is out on loan:

     
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