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MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School freshman Erik Salgado is about to embark on a journey most athletes dream of.

Salgado will travel with his Chivas United 3-on-3 team to the national soccer championship in Orlando on Jan. 14-16.

Chivas United, which consists of six 14-year-old players, is ranked No. 1 in their age bracket out of 122 teams.

Salgado is the only Burnet County resident on the squad, his father Irvin Salgado said.

PHOTO 1: Chivas United players are Vance Perkins (front row, left), Parker Fyfe and Paco Alvarado; Eddie Martinez (second row, left), Erik Salgado and Gerardo Gomez. Courtesy photo

Chivas United team members watched Erik play during tournaments.