USMNT international Jonathan Gomez is ready for a Mexico call-up despite the US U20 start

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Real Sociedad dual international Jonathan Gomez is back representing the United States after appearing for the under-20 team at the Revelation Cup this week, but his father says the door to Mexico isn’t closed just yet.

Gomez, a 19-year-old fullback, has represented both Mexico and the United States at youth and senior levels.

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“A player will go where the opportunities are,” Jonathan’s father Jerman Gomes said. told ESPN Mexico.

“As long as nothing is finalized according to FIFA rules, he still has a chance to choose. If one day he has to decide, that time will come. But for now, when there are opportunities, you have to. Take them.”

Gomez made his US Men’s National Team debut in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina in December 2021, before making his senior debut for Mexico in April of this year.

Gomez’s father said he has “always been in contact” with Mexico’s national team organization, including conversations with coach Gerardo “Tada” Martino and federation directors.

Despite this, L dryHaving failed to qualify for the 2023 U20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics, the USA has the upper hand in the push-pull between the two countries, which is his brother, FSV Zwickau midfielder Johan Gomes. , is specified on a This week’s episode of the ChumChat podcast.

“It’s pretty straightforward,” Johan Gomez said. “Mexico didn’t make the U20 World Cup, America did, it’s that simple. Any player’s dream is to play in any kind of World Cup.”

Gomez and the US U20 team will face their Mexican counterparts this Saturday in the Exposure Cup before wrapping up the tournament with a match against Paraguay on September 27.

If selected and available, Gomes will get a chance to play in the U20 World Cup in Indonesia this coming May.

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