Carlos Alvarez MLS Draft Profile

Carlos Alvarez MLS Draft Profile

Carlos Alvarez, Senior, Forward, Connecticut



Fellow forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf has stolen some of Carlos Alvarez’s thunder over the last couple of seasons, but Alvarez is a different type of striker than his teammate. While Diouf is a pure scorer, Alvarez is a playmaker too.

As a freshman back in 2009, Alvarez led the Big East with 11 assists and added a trio of goals for good measure. Alvarez dished out 14 assists as a sophomore and became more of a goal scoring threat as well. By his junior campaign Alvarez was still setting up the scorers, mostly Diouf, with his eight assists, but he also proved that he was a solid goal scorer in his own right by finish six shots.


Final Projection:

Alvarez is an interesting prospect. His skill set and ability to dribble and pass lends itself to a possible move to the midfield. However, he does a fine job up front too. That versatility and a solid senior year should keep Alvarez in the first round of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.


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