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Edson Alvarado gives up high school soccer to turn pro

Edson Alvarado of Whittier's California High has ended his high school soccer career a year early, according to former California Coach Ivan Todorovic.

Alvarado has signed a professional contract with Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuinteles in Mexico's premier league.

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Alvarado would have been a senior this fall at California. He helped California go 22-1 as a junior playing center midfielder.

He has been a member of the Chivas USA Academy team.

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