Alejandro Guido grew up playing in local youth soccer leagues in the South Bay in South San Diego County and in Tijuana just across the border. His commitment and passion for the game got him signed to the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club as a midfielder in 2020.
Alejandro Eugenio Guido Perez – San Diego Loyal Soccer Club (00:01) Hi my name is Alejandro Eugenio Guido Perez, I play for the San Diego Loyal and I’m a midfielder. Midfielder kind of does a little bit of everything. The tact defense to help organizes the press to win the ball back and then send in the low block and then attack and create opportunities for the force to score and yourself.
AP (00:28) I started at a young age playing soccer. I did it here in Chula Vista, but I also played in Tijuana, Mexico. So that’s a big part of who I was, and I am now as a soccer player that I was able to get both perspectives being a border kid. What really draws me is how a team works together, and all the little details that go into game that is, is sometimes not seen by the average fan, but you need to know in the game and changes the whole dynamic. I did play for Mater Dei high school for one season as my freshman year and it was it was one of the best times of my life.
Jorge Zavala – Soccer Coach – Mater Dei Catholic High School (01:15) He started with the varsity squad and ran the table, I think that was 2009 2010. He won the league title, a CIF title and a state title. He’s probably hands down, after 20 years of coaching soccer at the high school level, the best soccer player complete soccer player I’ve ever seen.
AP (01:35) During high school, I got recruited by the US National Team, and I lived in Florida for preparation for the U 17 World Cup, and I got to participate down in Mexico It was held there, and from there, I had the opportunity to go on loan to Vitesse Arnhem, which is in Holland First Division. I was there for a year. Then afterwards, I came back and I signed for Cholos de Tijuana. So after Tijuana, I got the opportunity to go with LAFC from Major League Soccer, and I was there for two years. It’s definitely been restorative to be back home and be at a club, such a great club, that values the person not just the player. I’ve been able to grow tremendously on and off the field and be taken care of by the family that’s around me and supporting me. When I will move to MLS and all AFC. They have a program where they offer online classes and that’s where I started getting into my bachelor’s and my master’s. My goal here is to go back to MLS or Liga Mex and then I would love to just play in a national team game and then eventually transition and be a good coach.