OFFICIAL: Efrain Alvarez leaves LA Galaxy and signs for Club Tijuana

After four years in the first team, Efrain Alvarez leaves the LA Galaxy and heads towards Mexican soccer.
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After several days of speculation, it is now official. Efrain Alvarez leaves the LA Galaxy to join Club Tijuana in Liga MX.

Rumors had been circulating for a few days regarding Alvarez's move to Tijuana, but they were still finalizing the details of the deal. Finally, on Friday, September 8, it was officially confirmed.

Both the Mexican team and the Galaxy made an official announcement on social media, confirming the transfer of the 21-year-old midfielder to Xolos. In the current MLS season, Alvarez had not been getting the expected playing time.

According to information from Brenda Alvarado, a FOX Sports reporter, it was revealed a few days ago that this transfer is permanent, meaning it's not a loan deal, and Alvarez's contract with Xolos will be for 2 years.

The exact transfer fee paid by Tijuana for Efrain Alvarez is not known at this time, but it is described as a substantial amount that satisfies both parties involved. This marks the beginning of a new chapter in Alvarez's career, now in the Liga MX.

Efrain Alvarez, a young Mexican talent, started his career in the LA Galaxy Academy, progressing through the ranks to the first team. He was considered one of the promising talents in the league and Mexican soccer in general. During his time in the top division, he played a total of 104 games, scoring 8 goals and providing 16 assists to his teammates.