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Santa Ana native Kevin Huezo plays soccer professionally for the Pachuca Football Club Under 20 side in Mexico. Pachuca in the past decade became a powerhouse and one of the most decorated teams in Mexican soccer, and in all of North America. The club even became the first, and until now, the only Mexican club to win a prestigious South American tournament, the Copa Sudamericana in 2006. The club’s emblem features five blue stars representing five Mexican league championships, and five gold stars representing five international championships (four CONCACAF titles and one CONMEBOL title).

Here is a short interview that The Sentinel had with him:

Where were you born?

I was born and raised in Santa Ana.

What Santa Ana schools did you go to?

I went to Monroe Elementary, Raymond Villa Junior High and Segerstrom High School.

Did you play soccer in Santa Ana growing up? What leagues?

Yes, I started playing in the California league with Madison FC.

How did you arrive at Pachuca Football Club?

Pachuca scouted me when I was playing for the Irvine Strikers.

The graduate of Segerstrom High School was selected to the United States Under 20 National Team that played in Arequipa, Peru in 2010 and is receiving some attention from talent scouts and the Major League Soccer website in consideration of another call up to the U.S. National Team.

Kevin Huezo (far right) with Pachuca team mates in Cancun. Photo by Samuel Mora Palacios.

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