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Q&A with CD Aguilucho USA's Alex Amaya

We spoke to Alex Amaya, Cousin of CD Aguilucho USA founder Roger Amaya. Here's what he had to say.

CD Aguiluchos USA

Indomitable City Soccer: Can you tell me a little about the history of the team?

Alex Amaya: The team was founded in 2012 by Roger Amaya , with the idea of representing the Salvadoran community in the States.

ICS: Tell me about the name.

AA: The name CD Aguiluchos USA comes from CD Aguila, one of the more successful teams in El Salvador. CD Aguila have won 15 First Division Championships, placing them second behind CD FAS at 17.

ICS: Where does the team play its games?

AA: The team is based out of Oakland, CA. We play our home games at two different locations. Raimondi Park in Oakland and Burrel field in San Leandro.

ICS: This will be your second appearance in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. How did you do the first time?

AA: In 2014 we lost 2-1 in the first round at Ventura County Fusion.

ICS: Where do you recruit your players? Do you get them mostly from tryouts or are you actively recruiting?

AA: We don't do a lot of recruiting, we get all of our players from tryouts.

ICS: Have any of your player moved on to sign professional contracts?

AA: We have signed some well known Salvadoran players, including Luis "manotas " Castro (2013-2015), Julio Castro (2013-2015), Rudis Corrales (2014) and Ricardo "Chino" Orellana (2013 - 2014), and of course you know Octavio Guzman, who played for us in 2013.

DC Aguiluchos USA

ICS: What are the future plans? Any visions of moving up the ladder?

AA: Yes, we're working hard to make it to the next level. USL is a very good option for us.

ICS: What would an upset in Sacramento and advancing to the third round mean for you?

AA: We are focused on this game, It is hard to play a USL team. We are not thinking ahead to the third round, but are very focused on May 18th.