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Tony Beltran

Football player from United States of America

Anthony Benjamin "Tony" Beltran (born October 11, 1987 in Claremont, California) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer. A product of the Arsenal soccer club, Beltran attended Claremont High School, where he played under Fred Bruce-Olivier as a four year varsity player, won league MVP 3 times and was awarded all-CIF honors.He was a two time Parade All American, and went on to play college soccer for the UCLA Bruins and St John's University. He also played for Los Angeles Storm in the USL Premier Development League. Beltran was drafted with the third pick in the first round in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by Real Salt Lake, and made his MLS debut as a substitute in RSL's 4-0 victory over DC United on 12 April 2008. His first MLS start came on 3 May 2008 in a 2-2 draw against Los Angeles Galaxy. Pressed into starting action due to injuries to Nat Borchers and Jamison Olave during the conference semifinals of the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs, Beltran made perhaps the play of the series, heading Jeff Parke's shot away from an empty net to preserve a then-3-0 aggregate lead for the Royals en route to a 3-2 aggregate victory. Beltran has featured  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Anthony Benjamin Beltran
Date of birth
1987-10-11
Place of birth
Claremont
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Debra Beltran, Rene Beltran
Siblings
Angela Beltran

Athlete facts

Sports
Football

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