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Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez scores first professional goal, then scores another

Sounders Homegrown Player led Defiance to a 4-1 romp of Las Vegas.

Charis Wilson / Sounders FC Communications

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.

About 20 minutes later, Ocampo-Chavez grabbed another, slickly putting away a cross from Nick Hinds at the near post.

Just to put a bow on the performance, Ocampo-Chavez added an assist with a clever little pass to set up Shandon Hopeau.

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