Pineda "Alex" Chacon, is considered one of the greatest players in Honduran soccer history... A ten-year veteran of the Honduran National Team, Chacón helped his country advance to the final round of World Cup Qualifying ... Before moving to MLS, he was a regular on famous Honduran club CD Olimpia since 1988, leading the team to six league titles ... Pineda Chacón has captured more championships than any other Honduran in soccer history ... He has also played professionally in Peru and Mexico. CLICK HERETO SEE Coach Alex's Career Highlight Goals!
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MLS Career Highlights
2001: Pineda Chacón, a 31-year-old veteran, was the Budweiser Scoring Champion, leading MLS in goals (19) and points (47), while also breaking many Fusion team records. He finished the regular season with a five-game goal-scoring streak, also a new Fusion record. His seven game-winning goals led MLS and he was named MLS Player of the Week four times in 2001, the most of any MLS player this season.
National Team Highlights
Member of Honduran National Team for more than ten years…Scored winning goal in 3-0 World Cup Qualifier against Nicaragua March 4, 2000… Scored in 1994 World Cup Qualifier against Canada… Gold Cup MVP 1993 (Dallas) and 1996 (Los Angeles)… Played at all youth levels of Honduran National Team.
One of the great idols in Honduran soccer, Pineda Chacón has been a regular on legendary Central American side Olimpia since 1988 and has won more titles than any other player in his nation's history… Has recorded more than 60 goals and 80 assists in league and cup play primarily as an attacking midfielder… Ranks fifth on Olimpia's all-time scoring chart… With Olimpia: Scored in Olimpia's convincing 4-0 win over Pachuca in the 2001 CONCACAF Champion's Cup semifinal to help team qualify for the FIFA Club World Championship in Spain… Led Olimpia to six league titles (1989, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99, 2000-01), four co-titles (1988, 1997-98 Clausura, 1999-2000 Apertura and Clausura), five Central American championships (1989, 1990, 1991, 1999, 2000) and a CONCACAF Champions Cup title in 1988… InterAmerican Cup finalist in 1989 vs. Nacional of Uruguay… Led the Honduran league in scoring (1992-93) with 12 goals… Named league MVP and top midfielder in 1993-94… Other Experience: Played for UA Tamaulipas (Correcaminos) of the Mexican First Division (1993-94), recording three goals and eight assists in league play and 10 goals in friendlies… Won Peruvian league championship with Club Sporting Cristal (1994-95), where he recorded one goal and five assists… Played in four Copa Libertadores matches for Sporting Cristal.
Pineda Chacon came to America in 2001, joining the Miami Fusion in what would be their last season in Major League Soccer. During that season, Pineda Chacon registered 19 goals and 9 assists for the team, leading them to a tie for first place in MLS for the regular season. He was recognized with the MLS MVP Award. Alex also played the New England Revolution, the Columbus Crew, and the Los Angeles Galaxy. In 2003, Alex joined the Silverbacks team, making the All-League first team in 2004.
Coach Alex joined the Forsyth Fusion coaching staff in 2006 and offers a variety of skill sets to our program