It’s been an odd year for Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez. The 17-year-old has had had a hard time settling in anywhere as he’s bounced between various Sounders Academy teams, United States youth national teams, the Tacoma Defiance and even the Seattle Sounders.
Ocampo-Chavez has earned plenty of accolades and scored quite a few goals, which is why the Sounders made him one of the youngest players they’d ever signed earlier this year.
But for all his achievements, Ocampo-Chavez had yet to score a professional goal. That finally changed on Wednesday during the Defiance’s 4-1 romp over the Las Vegas Lights at Cheney Stadium.
Ocampo-Chavez replaced Justin Dhillon at halftime with the Defiance tied 1-1. It took him less than two minutes to get on the scoreboard when he took advantage of a Lights defender colliding with the goalkeeper and putting Josh Atencio’s pass into an empty net.
Ocampo-Chavez comes into the game to start the second half and scores two minutes later. Atencio is credited with the assist. pic.twitter.com/USzIiHJtXX— Concacaf Nations League Stan (@JordanDunathan) July 25, 2019
About 20 minutes later, Ocampo-Chavez grabbed another, slickly putting away a cross from Nick Hinds at the near post.
Ocampo-Chavez's second goal of the night pic.twitter.com/CQEDCNMeKX— Joseph Mondello (@JoeMondelloFC) July 25, 2019
Just to put a bow on the performance, Ocampo-Chavez added an assist with a clever little pass to set up Shandon Hopeau.
Ray Serrano with the moves, Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez with the assist and Shandon Hopeau with the goal pic.twitter.com/NSzc1onVNl— Joseph Mondello (@JoeMondelloFC) July 25, 2019