Salvadoran star Gutierrez signs with Alianza

El Salvador international Jose Isidro Gutierrez (right) signed a three-year contract with Alianza on December 10, 2013. (Photo: Mexsport)


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Alianza FC announced Tuesday that it signed El Salvador international Jose Isidro Gutierrez to a three-year contract.  The 24-year-old midfielder joins the San Salvador-based side after less than seven months with Honduras’ Motagua.

The acquisition is seen as key to Alianza’s efforts to qualify for the 2014 Clausura playoffs.  It finished in a tie for fourth with Isidro Metapan in the current Apertura, but lost 1-0 in an elimination game to determine which would progress to the semifinals.

Gutierrez appeared in five World Cup qualifiers for Brazil 2014, scoring in a pair of 2-2 draws with Costa Rica and Guyana.  He also played in the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament, helping the Cuscatlecos to the semifinals, where they fell to eventual runner-up Honduras 3-2 after extra time.