Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez

Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (born March 25, 2002) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer (MLS).

Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez
Personal information
Date of birth (2002-03-25) March 25, 2002
Place of birth Merced, California, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC
Number 87
Youth career
2013–2016 Merced Atlas Soccer Academy
2016–2019 Seattle Sounders FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 Tacoma Defiance 12 (2)
2019– Seattle Sounders FC 3 (0)
2019–Tacoma Defiance (loan) 9 (4)
National team
2017– United States U17 24 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:03, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 02:04, 13 October 2019 (UTC)


Ocampo-Chavez was raised in Merced, California, playing in the Merced Atlas Soccer Academy program. He signed a contract in 2016 to join the Seattle Sounders FC Academy at the age of 14, shortly after entering the U.S. youth national team system and training with the national under-14 team.[1][2] He is of Mexican American descent.

He was transferred to the Sounders' under-17 team and played in the Generation Adidas Cup, scoring four goals against other MLS academy teams.[3] Ocampo-Chavez made his professional debut on July 8, 2017, playing for USL club Seattle Sounders FC 2 on July 8, 2017 in a 4–1 defeat to Real Monarchs.[4] He was signed to a full-time USL contract with the team in August 2018.[3] In the 2019 Generation Adidas Cup, he led the Sounders team to the final by scoring six goals in five matches, including a hat-trick against the West Ham United Academy in the semifinal.[5]

Ocampo-Chavez signed a first-team MLS contract with the Sounders on May 1, 2019, after making three appearances for the Tacoma Defiance.[6]

In October 2019, he was named to the United States squad for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.[7]


  1. Lynch, Sean (July 30, 2016). "Merced pair officially sign with MLS' Seattle Sounders". Merced Sun-Star. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. Lynch, Sean (July 8, 2016). "Merced Atlas duo chasing Major League Soccer dreams". Merced Sun-Star. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. Mondello, Joseph (August 8, 2018). "Pipeline Dream: Sixteen-year-old Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez is latest Seattle Sounders Academy star shining". Sounders Monthly. Seattle Sounders FC. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. "Seattle Sounders FC 2 falls 4-1 to Real Monarchs SLC". Seattle Sounders FC. July 8, 2017. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  5. Mondello, Joseph (April 18, 2019). "Seattle Sounders U-17s dismantle England's West Ham United, advance to Generation adidas Cup Champions Division Final". Seattle Sounders FC. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  6. Evans, Jayda (May 1, 2019). "Sounders sign 17-year-old forward Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez to homegrown player contract". The Seattle Times. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  7. "Head Coach Raphael Wicky Names USA Roster for 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil". Retrieved 2019-10-10.

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