|DATE OF BIRTH||Aug. 9, 1999|
|HOMETOWN||Canoga Park, CA|
|FIRST JOINED CFC||2023|
|PREVIOUS TEAM||Cal United|
|COLLEGE TEAM||UC Irvine|
|NATIONAL TEAM||U.S. U16, U18, U20|
|RECENT BOOK||All Quiet on the Western Front|
|FAVORITE TEAM||FC Barcelona|
|SPORT BESIDES SOCCER||Basketball|
|MUSIC||Metro Boomin, Morgan Wallen,Grupo Frontera|
Chattanooga Football Club has announced the signing of Leonel "Beto" Alvarenga for the 2023 season.
Alvarenga comes to CFC from 2023 table leader Cal United Strikers, where we played in 14 games. The midfielder performed with an 88% passing accuracy.
Before turning pro he had a standout career at UC-Irvine where he started in 17 of 20 matches and played 1,348 minutes as a senior. Played 614 minutes as a sophomore and 202 minutes as a freshman.
As a youth, he trained with the U.S. Men's National Team U16, U18, and U20 squads. He also played two seasons with the LA Galaxy Academy.
Alvarenga played against CFC twice for his previous club in 2022 so he's familiar with the support he will receive this year.
"It’s an honor to be able to put on the CFC jersey knowing that the community and its fans are behind us," said Alvarenga. "I’m excited and hope to make history and win titles, which is what this club and its culture deserves."
"I love being involved in my community," he added. "So being able to come to CFC and join what it already has built is exciting.
Season tickets for the 2023 season Chattanooga FC Men’s team and Chattanooga FC Women’s team are on sale at ChattanoogaFC.com/tickets.