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United academy defender Saravia named a player to watch in CONCACAF championship

Allexon Saravia, a defender in the Black-and-Red's academy, has been named a player to watch during the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship taking place in Panama from April 21 to May 7. Saravia, who was one of two academy players named to the El Salvador roster and one of three from United (Chris Durkin was named to the U.S. squad), plays as either a center back or a defensive midfielder.

Saravia and his club and country teammate Alexis Cerritos face Durkin in the group stage on April 29.

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