He’d been playing at the Professional Development League level, the U. fourth tier, when he realized something had to give if he was ever going to take his game to a higher level. A spell at Tijuana back in Mexico was followed by a return to Chivas USA, where things began to unwind.
De la Fuente enjoyed a somewhat privileged soccer youth as he rose up through the ranks at his local club, CD Guadalajara, before transferring to the club’s U. A consistent feature in the team during the 2013 MLS season run-in gave way to notice he was surplus to requirements as the 2014 campaign drew near.
UEFA rankings have Armenian club soccer ranked 45th out of 54 nations. “I didn’t know anything about the country, the people, the soccer. The Armenian people told me it’s pretty much Europe. Country-wise, some people say it’s weird because it’s in the middle between Asia and Europe. The only thing is the economic part.” When reality sets in Now in his third season in Armenia, he signed with Ararat’s league rivals Shirak last month.
But neither is a bus ride in the Caucasus like a bus ride in the U. Taking the plunge What brought de la Fuente here was necessity.While still a sophomore, de la Fuente was discovered by a talent scout and encouraged to enter the country's "Super Teen" contest, which he won.This was soon followed by roles in several soap operas, including Eclipse de luna, as well as a stint as host of Chile's top-rated variety series, Venga conmigo.He was then cast as law clerk Andres Diaz in the Paul Haggis-produced drama Family Law.For his portrayal, de la Fuente earned an ALMA nomination in 2000.