Salvatores Old Fashioned Pizzeria
Blue Rock Energy
Dick Ide Familiy of Dealerships
Dunkin Donuts
The Distillery
Stokes & Visca, CPA

Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport Zweigles Total Sports Experience
Valenti Sports World Gym Doug Miller Family Sports Park Dr. Vincent Vella, DDS
Health Source Chiropractic Sun Tan City, formerly Golden Tans Bill Gray's
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Nelson Becerra
Nelson BecerraBecerra, Nelson
#17 - M - 5'9" - 155
July 20, 1987 - Lima, Peru (Peru)

Relationship status
Favorite TV show(s)
George Lopez
Favorite movie(s)
Slumdog Millionaire, Man On Fire, Happy Feet
Most recent movie seen
In Time
Favorite Music/Artist/Band(s)
A little of everything.
Most recent concert attended
Most recent book read
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Favorite quote
1 Life 2 Live by Michael Pezza
Favorite sports other than soccer (playing)
Baseball, basketball
Favorite sports other than soccer (watching)
Favorite sports team(s)
NY Giants, NY Yankees, NY Rangers/NJ Devils, LA Lakers/NY Knicks
Favorite vacation location
Barcelona, Spain
Favorite city that you've lived in
New York City
Favorite color
Favorite food/restaurant
Peruvian Food
Food that I shouldn't like so much... but I do
Thai food
The strangest food you've ever eaten
Lubo's breakfast!! Good!
Who is/was your most influential coach and/or mentor? Why?
Rick Jacobs, gave me the first push to get where I am now and is like a father to me
Who was your favorite soccer player growing up?
Favorite soccer team to watch?
Why do you wear your jersey number?
Got stuck with it in college, now I like it
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals? What are they?
Listen to Peruvian music
Which teammate do you share a hotel room with on road trips?
Lubo, JP Reyes
Does he have any habits that annoy you or strike you as strange?
Lubo is always on his phone!
If I weren't playing soccer, I would probably be...
A soccer coach
You just won $10 million! What do you do first? What do you do next?
Buy a house, go to the movies by myself to think
When I'm not playing or practicing with the Lancers, you'll probably find me...
At home playing with my little girl, Lyla Miley
Name some of your role models (athletes)
Michael Jordan
Role models (non-athletes)
My mother
Something my fans/teammates would be surprised to find out about me
I can't tell, lol.
You can cast any actor, dead or alive, to play you in a film about your life. Who would you cast in the role? Why?
Antonio Banderas (my teammates say so)
If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be? Why?
Lionel Messi, best player ever in my book.
What grinds your gears? Your pet-peeves
Girls that smoke
Do you have a nickname?
Most embarrassing moment
Missed a PK in a final match
Most triumphant moment
2008 Big East Midfielder of the Year
What is the biggest sporting event you've attended?
Barcelona game
How many Facebook friends do you have? Twitter followers?
About 400 on Facebook, maybe 200 on Twitter
Who is the person who has inspired you most in your lifetime?
Rick Jacobs
What is the one thing you would change about yourself or the world, if you could?
Have soccer World Cup every year
Mac or PC?
Boxers or briefs?
Smart or "dumb" phone?
Google or Bing?
Blondes or brunettes?
Car, truck or SUV?


Having attended the MLS combine in 2010, Becerra signed his first professional contract in 2011 when he signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Professional Division. He made his professional debut on April 23 in a 1-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and scored his first professional goal on May 14 in a 1-1 tie with the Richmond Kickers. He finished his first season with three goals and two assists in 15 matches.

College and Amateur

Attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School, where he was a teammate of Miami FC‘s Jose Angulo. He began his college soccer at Centenary College of New Jersey, where he earned NSCAA second team Metro Region accolades, Skyline Conference first team honors, and was named Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year. Prior to his sophomore season he transferred to St. John's University. In 2008, Becerra earned NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team honors; he was also named the Midfielder of the Year for the Big East conference and was part of the All-BIG EAST first team as a junior. He helped lead the Red Storm to their first College Cup appearance since 2003, earning himself an invitation to the 2010 MLS Combine.

As a collegiate, Becerra played in the United Soccer League‘s Premier Development League for the Long Island Rough Riders and the Central Jersey Spartans. There he scored three goals in 10 games with the Long Island Rough Riders in 2008 and with Central Jersey he tallied eight assists in only nine games in 2010.


Nelson David Becerra is the son of Margarita Marquez and Nelson Becerra. Lists his mother as the person he admires most and Ronaldinho as his favorite athlete. Majored in sport management at St. John‘s.

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