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Iván Becerra

Ivan Becerra
Personal information
Full name Jorge Ivan Becerra
Date of birth (1984-05-22) May 22, 1984
Place of birth San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
San Fernando High School
2002–2003 Los Angeles Mission College
2004–2005 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Columbus Crew 0 (0)
2006 Cincinnati Kings (loan) 4 (0)
2009 Ventura County Fusion 4 (0)
2009 Portland Timbers 1 (0)
2010 Ventura County Fusion 3 (1)
2011 Wilmington Hammerheads FC 23 (3)
Total 35 (4)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Jorge Ivan Becerra (born May 22, 1984) is a retired Mexican soccer player.


  • Career 1
    • Amateur 1.1
    • Professional 1.2
  • Honors 2
    • Ventura County Fusion 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4



Becerra played college soccer at Los Angeles Mission College from 2002 to 2003, scoring 34 goals and 19 assists during his two seasons there. He then transferred to the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he played two seasons for UCSB's soccer team, earning 12 goals and 5 assists.


Becerra was drafted in the third round (27th overall) of the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft by the Columbus Crew. He saw no first team action during the 2006 season with the Crew. However, Becerra was sent on loan to then-USL Second Division side Cincinnati Kings[1] to gain experience. He made his professional debut on July 21, 2006.[2] He featured as a starter for them in a new position, central defense, and saw 4 games with the Kings, the last being August 13, 2006,[3] before being returned to the Crew. He was waived during the 2007 pre-season as the Crew sought to become roster-compliant.

Having been unable to secure a spot with a professional team during 2007 or 2008, Becerra signed for Ventura County Fusion of the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season. He made his debut for the team on May 30, 2009, in a game against Bakersfield Brigade,[4] and scored one of Fusion's goals during their victory in the 2009 PDL Championship.[5]

At the end of the PDL season, Becerra signed for the Portland Timbers.,[6] and played 1 regular season game before being released on December 7, 2009.[7]

After returning to Ventura County Fusion for 2010, Becerra signed with Wilmington Hammerheads of the new third division USL Pro League on March 2, 2011.[8]


Ventura County Fusion


  1. ^ Cincinnati Kings vs Long Island From, Posted 21 July 2006
  2. ^ Kings Buck Rough Riders From, Posted 21 July 2006
  3. ^ Cincinnati Kings End Regular Season With Road Loss From, Posted 13 August 2006
  4. ^
  5. ^ Fusion overcome Fire for PDL title
  6. ^ Timbers sign defender Ivan Becerra
  7. ^ Timbers sign Quavas Kirk; Nine players not returning for 2010
  8. ^

External links

  • MLS player profile
  • Portland Timbers player profile at the Wayback Machine (archived December 8, 2009)
  • Columbus Crew player profile at the Wayback Machine (archived February 12, 2007)
  • UC Santa Barbara player profile
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