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Carlos Zavaleta
Carlos Zavaleta is a former professional soccer player who was selected to the U-20 National Team to be the starting sweeper of his native country of El Salvador at age 15. He signed to play 2nd division soccer at age 14 and, after the playing for the U-20 National Team , signed to be a starting defender in First Division in the professional rankings of El Salvador at age 16 where he shined as the eventual starting sweeper and captain for that club from ages 16 through 18. He was selected to play for the National Team at age 18.

After moving to Los Angeles in 1973, he played for top-ranking UCLA where he was an All-Star player and captained his team to the regional playoffs for 3 straight years.

He played professional ball in the American Soccer League for several years in Los Angeles after leaving UCLA. He captained the California Sunshine to the National Championship game and earned an All-Star status in the league.

Carlos also played with the Phoenix Inferno of the Major Indoor Soccer League where they lost in the playoffs to the eventual champions New York Arrows.

His coaching experience extends for a period of over 40 years. He has coached High School in AZ and served as head coach for the Men's program at Cal State University in Northridge, CA.

He acquired his USSF National Coaching B License in 1980 and has been a very successful youth coach in AZ and IN, serving as coach for the AZ Olympic Development Program.

Some of his players have achieved professional status with some of them selected for MLS, Men's US National Team and Men's National Futsal Team. 

Carlos has coached state champions in Arizona as well as in Indiana for many years. He has also coached his teams to become Champions in the Midwest Regional League. Carlos currently coaches the IPSC U17 Men's team.

Many of his youth players have played or are playing in Division I schools.

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