Ventura Alvarado in action against Mexico (April 15, 2015)

Ventura Alvarado could be headed to MLS, according to Club America president Ricardo Pelaez. 

The 23-year-old US national team and Club America center back appeared set to be loaned to Tigres, but he reportedly turned that down in order to pursue an MLS move.

Alvarado was named to the USMNT’s 40-man preliminary roster for the Copa America Centenario, but left off the final 23-man squad. He fell out of favor at Club America this year, making just 14 Liga MX appearances in the Apertura and Clausura campaigns after making 23 in the previous season.

Pelaez told reporters that the club will either keep Alvarado or send him to the US.

"We're going to try to keep him or try to send him to the US. He's a US national team player,” Peleaz said. “We're going to wait, I'm going to talk to him. I like to help players out, [because] I was a player, and those who stay I want them to be happy, same with those who come. And for those who leave, I want them satisfied and thankful.”

A native of Phoenix, Alvarado has made 13 appearances with the USMNT since debuting for the team last year.

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