Representatives of Alexis Cerritos, who left D.C. United’s Academy to join Liga MX side Pachuca and their U-20 squad in January, are saying that Cerritos has left the club to return to the area and play for Loudoun United. A recent Salvadoran interview said that Cerritos was given an option to join Leon’s U-20 side, but Cerritos declined. Cerritos’ social media would also seem to confirm this:
The 18 year old saw scarce time with los Tuzos and an apparent formation change did not help matters. Training with Loudoun on occasion, this update would appear to advance things. Cerritos and current Loudoun coach Ryan Martin are familiar with one another, as the latter was coaching Cerritos with United’s academy when the former received his first senior team appearance with El Salvador in a 1-0 win over Canada in 2017.
Should Cerritos appear with Loudoun and impress enough to the point where a first team contract were extended and accepted, he would be the second father-son pairing of D.C.’s to feature on the roster; Cerritos’ father Ronald played in 2003 and 2004 for D.C. and appeared in more than 200 MLS games with the San Jose Earthquakes, Houston Dynamo and Dallas Burn (Cerritos went on to become an academy coach for D.C. but subsequently left and of late has formed his own academy). The first father-son pair to appear for D.C. was John and Ian Harkes.