The professional soccer player Aaron Herrera was coached and guided by his parents during his early childhood.
The United States-born player credits his present accomplishments to his parents, as they were his coaches from the time he first began playing soccer at three or four years old.
Recalling his journey, Aaron reveals that his father first encouraged him to attend the academy, even though he did not have a scholarship in the first year.
The defender stated that his father left no stone unturned to ensure his enrollment in the academy.
Currently, Aaron plays as a right-back for CF Montreal in Major League Soccer.
The soccer player was born on June 6, 1997, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States.
Despite being born in the United States, the player represents the Guatemala National Team. Previously he represented the United States in the U20s internationally.
Herrera debuted for the Guatemalan team on June 15, 2023, in a match against Costa Rica.
Aaron Herrera Parents Diego & Donni Are Proud Of Him
Aaron Herrera was born to Diego and Donni Herrera, who are both in law enforcement in Las Cruces.
His father, Diego Herrera, continued coaching him with the Strikers Football Club until his son was 15 and went to a Real Salt Lake Academy tryout.
Diego Herrera had moved to the United States from Guatemala.
Later, he moved to Las Cruces in 1993 and became a US citizen after seven years in 2000.
He retired from soccer in 2000 to join the state police of New Mexico.
As a police officer, he worked for 13 years before serving as a deputy with the Doa Ana County Sheriff’s Department for two years.
On the other hand, his mother, Donni, is reportedly a New Mexico State police detective.
Herrera Named To Guatemala Roster
Aaron Herrera of CF Montréal has been chosen for the Guatemala national team’s final roster ahead of the 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The player played a total of two matches with the national team in preparation for the tournament against Costa Rica (1-0 win) and Venezuela (1-0 loss).
Herrera was involved in both matches—the full 90 minutes with Costa Rica and the entire second half with Venezuela.
The CONCACAF Gold Cup is the major men’s soccer competition in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Group D competitor Guatemala has accumulated 4 points as of July 4, 2023, with one win and a draw.
They won 1-0 against Cuba on June 28 and drew 0-0 against Canada on July 2, with Aaron Herrera playing the whole 90 mins on both occasions.