/The defender nicknamed Sueno breaks through with US

The defender nicknamed Sueno breaks through with US


AP

7:19 p.m. ET May 31, 2017

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — His nickname Sueno means dream in Spanish. Fitting, given the intriguing story of American defender Jorge Villafana .

Born in Southern California, he moved to Mexico and grew up playing soccer in the streets before his family relocated back to Anaheim. He attended a nationally televised Major League Soccer player search — the inaugural Sueno MLS — as a teenager and won the tryout over a talented field. That break launched a career that led to a national team debut in January at age 27 as the…

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