|Hometown:||Los Altos, Calif.|
|High School:||Los Altos HS|
A Los Altos High School graduate, Liua played his prep soccer with a pair of clubs, Santa Clara Sporting (2009-12) and the San Jose Earthquakes Academy (2012-14) ... With Santa Clara Sporting, he captured three state titles before moving onto the Earthquakes, where he made the USSF Academy playoffs in 2013 ... He was named the Academy Player of the Week on May 14, 2014 after scoring a hat trick in the last regular season game of the year ... Ranked second on the Earthquakes in scoring with nine goals for the 2013-14 season.
Alexander Liua was born on Jun. 1, 1996 in Los Altos, Calif. ... Parents are Julia and Ulisese ... Has one older sibling, Siaosi ... Plans on majoring in economics ... Has aspirations to attend graduate school ... Was a member of the California Scholastic Federation while in high school ... When not playing soccer, he is hanging out with friends ... Before a game, he likes to listen to music to get in the zone ... Most memorable sporting moment is playing against the US Men's National Team the day before naming the 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil ... Would love to play with Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo ... Favorite pro team is Serie A side Juventus ... Favorite athlete is Lebron James ... Calls Good Will Hunting his favorite film ... Enjoys watching Entourage ... Lists John Steinbeck as his favorite author.