Alan Sonora is on his way to the United States for his first call-up to the national team. ASN’s Arch Bell told Alan Sonora about his first phone call and his emotional reaction.
January 19, 2023
first united states There are many new names in the 2023 national team camp, but perhaps the one that stands out the most among the others is Alan Sonora’s.
Players trading in South America are rarely called up to the USMNT, but Sonora has done just that, earning a spot on interim coach Anthony Hudson’s roster in friendly games against Colombia and Serbia in January.
The 24-year-old midfielder, who has spent most of his life in Argentina, is the son of former MLS player Diego ‘Chiche’ Soñora and brother of former US U20 player Joel Soñora. Allan was born in New Jersey and qualified for the USMNT during the time Diego was playing for the New York/New Jersey his MetroStars.
Article from today’s new interview coming tomorrow #USMNT Calling out Alan Sonora, this is that fragment where Alan talks about his feelings that he can finally represent the United States “Es algo muy lindo”. pic.twitter.com/EBpL3itwu6
— Archbell (@ArchBell) January 19, 2023
A year ago, Greg Berhalter invited Sonora to the January 2022 camp, but was unable to attend due to the club’s duties in Argentina at Independiente. Fast forward he’s been 12 months and it’s finally time for Sonora to be with Stars and Stripes.
“I’m very happy. It’s very difficult what I have to do to be called up to the national team, so when they called me and told me I was called up, I felt many emotions.
00:51. El gol el 90% del movimiento PERFECTO de Soñora, no lo puedo dejar de ver pic.twitter.com/BEDtf2rm6Q
— Moncho (@monchoifc) April 18, 2022
“It’s a great honor. I would say that being in the national team is very important and actually an honor for the whole family in my family with my brother and my father,” Sonora added. .
After working his way through the youth ranks with Argentine giants Boca Juniors, Sonora moved to Independiente in 2018 before making his first team debut with El Rojo in the 2019 Copa Argentina match. By 2022, Sonora was the team’s prestigious number 10 jersey, with four goals in 34 league appearances and two in six Copa Sudamericana appearances.
However, his contract with Independiente expired on December 31st, meaning Sonora is looking for a new team. With his desire to play abroad, especially in MLS (Montreal was a rumored destination), this month’s camp should provide the perfect platform for Sonora to showcase his skills to his suitors. am.
“The idea was to go abroad, but now I’m looking to see where I can go. There are some teams I’m interested in, but no decision has been made yet. When news comes in about the national team , things were put on hold because of the idea that at the end of the camp you could decide where you wanted to go.
Sonora will leave Buenos Aires early Friday morning and will arrive at the camp on Friday evening to join two international teammates who are familiar to the Sonora family. Both Kerrin Acosta and Paul Ariola were in the 2015 U-20 World Cup squad alongside Joel in New Zealand under Tab Ramos.
Shortly after a phone call with former MLS players Diego ‘Chiche’ Sonora and father of Alan Sonora. They are ecstatic at Alan’s USMNT call. “Estamos le contentos!” A proud moment for him.
— Archbell (@ArchBell) January 18, 2023
“I was talking to my brother and he told me what it was like to be on the USA national team team. was an immense honor and told me that going from the U20s to the senior team is so much more and just to have fun because it doesn’t happen every day.. I want to do my best to have fun and I’m really happy,” Sonora said.
As far as style of play is concerned, USMNT fans will appreciate the silky-smooth combination of smart moves and precise passing around the final third, combined with a deadly left foot that can sword the opposing goalkeeper on a set piece. You can expect a smooth midfielder in .
The 23-year-old American wears the number 10 for one of Argentina’s biggest clubs and has scored in three of his last five games.
Alan Sognola scored another goal just before the free-kick. pic.twitter.com/QG9ZZCfwuA
— MLS Buzz (@MLS_Buzz) May 7, 2022
“I am a midfielder who likes to have the ball. I like to create plays and chances for the team. I like good football and I hope my grain of sand can contribute to the national team. said Sonora.
The USMNT camp will be warmly welcomed by Sonora, who has been inactive since Independiente’s season ended last October. And should he suit up and get a chance to face Serbia next Wednesday or Colombia on the 28th.thwearing the United States jersey and listening to the national anthem is an emotional evening.
“Representing your country is such a beautiful thing. Being on the national team is every player’s dream when they start playing. The fact that you get the chance is great. I’m very satisfied because I’m thinking about all the things and the efforts I made,” concluded Sonora.