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FEATURE: Quakes Academy | Ivan Valencia, U-18

The San Jose Earthquakes U-18 Academy member Ivan Valencia has been a fan of soccer since his childhood, playing in his native Guadalajara, Mexico. After impressing the Earthquakes Academy coaches at a tournament in Portland, Valencia joined the squad, a decision that has lead to many opportunities for the aspiring soccer star both on the pitch and academically.
Telemundo 48 spoke to Valencia and his family about his football journey and learned about some the best moments thus far, including training with Lionel Messi.
Watch the video to learn more about Valencia and the next steps in his soccer journey.