Jorge Ruvalcaba at Pumas UNAM

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  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    @ChuckMe92 spotted tweets about (and also by) him playing with Pumas and posted about it in the YNT forum. His name sounded familiar but I couldn't find a thread.



    https://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/youth-yanks-abroad-‘01-‘04-yobs-and-younger-2020-21-thread.2113572/page-45#post-40116887

    The LigaMX site has him as an American-born '01 listed with their U20s.

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:QjK-QBl0ypMJ:https://www.ligamx.net/cancha/jugador/150467/eyJpZENsdWIiOiA1MX0=/jorge-antonio-ruvalcaba-castro+&cd=19&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

    He seems to have an interesting history. At the end of the 2018/19 school year he was apparently headed to Leganes in Spain. He may have made it there but I haven't looked into it closely.

    http://iecn.com/colton-high-soccer-star-jorge-ruvalcaba-to-play-for-leganes-fc/

    https://pepperbough.com/featured-athlete/2019/05/08/athlete-of-the-week-jorge-ruvalcaba/

    And he was supposed to be a freshman at NCAA D2 Cal-Bernardino in fall 2020. He was even on the roster, as "Ruvalcava." The team didn't play games in 2020/21 from what I can see.



    https://www.csusbathletics.com/news/2020/3/17/mens-soccer-jorge-ruvalcaba-signs-nli-with-yotes.aspx
     
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  2. teamitup76

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    Mar 25, 2003
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    Don’t know if there is a small thread buried somewhere on this guy but he subbed in for fellow “Murican” Saucedo last night in the ‘68 and promptly scored a minute later. He’s 20!!! Any more info, BigSoccer Land?!!!
     
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  3. teamitup76

    teamitup76 Member

    Mar 25, 2003
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    Here’s the goal:
     
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  4. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    From Liga MX:

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    Jorge Antonio Ruvalcaba Castro
    #198 - FM
    Fecha de nacimiento: 23/07/2001
    Lugar de nacimiento: California, Estados Unidos de América
    Nacionalidad: Mexicano
    Edad: 20 Años, 2 Mes(es), 28 Día(s)
    Estatura: 1.8
    Peso: 63 kg

    The opportunities did not stop and it was time for Jorge Ruvalcaba to be present on the scoreboard. At 69 ', with just one minute on the pitch in which it was his debut in Liga MX, the midfielder received a filtered ball in three quarters of the court and scored with a cross shot.

    Pumas: 1-Alfredo Talavera; 2-Alan Mozo, 25-Arturo Ortiz, 47-Ricardo Galindo, 18-Efraín Velarde, 17-Leonel López, 48-Marco García (8-Higor Meritão 75 '), 10-Favio Álvarez (16-Jerónimo Rodríguez 82') , 7-Sebastián Saucedo (198-Jorge Ruvalcaba 68 '), 21-José Rogério (31-Washington Corozo 67'), 33-Diogo de Oliveira (27-Emanuel Montejano 82 '). DT Andrés Lillini.
     
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  5. BostonRed

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  6. teamitup76

    teamitup76 Member

    Mar 25, 2003
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    Scores a minute into his debut!! Incredible. Cap him?!!!!
     
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  7. EXALIFTIN

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    Nov 23, 2010
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    Made his debut last night for Pumas and scored as soon as he came on. Has started a discussion online on how talent slips through the cracks in the USA




    @dark knight @bungadiri hes ready for a promotion and title change
    Jorge Ruvacalba at Pumas UNAM
     
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  8. BostonRed

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  9. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
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    Yes, there was. DMN has had a thread about him since December.

    We need a thread merge with DMN's just moved to YA:
    @TheFalseNine Nine
    @bungadiri
    @dark knight
     
  10. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
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    Kid pulled away from those defenders like they were running in sand. Nice composed finish to boot.
     
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  11. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
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    One wonders what kind of connections he or his family had with Pumas. To go from high school soccer to full pro in that time is pretty special. Hopefully the kid feels his American roots!
     
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  12. BostonRed

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    https://www.socceramerica.com/publi...nd-in-the-rough-jorge-ruvalca.html?verified=1

    Ruvalcaba, who hails for Rialto, near San Bernardino, joined UNAM in July 2021 but played only 565 minutes last fall for its Fuerzas Básicas team in the U-20 national league for Liga MX teams.

    But Argentine Andres Lilini, who took over as UNAM coach in 2020, liked what he saw when Ruvalcaba played at the Copa Internacional del Caribe last fall in Colombia. It helped that Lilini has a record for promoting young players -- 10 have made their Liga MX debuts since he took charge of UNAM -- and the departure of three players after the fall season created some openings on the first team, which is preparing for the 2022 Concacaf Champions League and looking to expand its roster.
     
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  13. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Always fun to map California cities when a player pops up. Rialto is about 50 miles' drive straight east from LA in the San Bernardino area.
     
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  14. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    San Berdoo. That's Harry S. Truman's territory. (His parents were big fans of the former president.)

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  15. BostonRed

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  18. Gacm32

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    I own a house in Rialto. My father was born in Geneva, but raised in San Bernardino from the age of 5. My parents moved back to Switzerland before I was born, but before they did, they bought a house in Rialto. When I used to visit the States as a kid, we would stay in that house and swim in the 100 degree heat, and it felt like a different world. With both my parents gone, visiting that house always brings those memories to the forefront. Sorry for the off-topic, personal post, but I couldn’t help myself.
     
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  19. Rahbiefowlah

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    I always feel like IE has to have tons of talent.
     
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  23. gnk

    gnk Member+

    Nov 1, 2000
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    What if any chance is there of him wanting to play for the US? Has he made any comments?
     
  24. BostonRed

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