USMNT international Jonathan Gomez remains open to Mexico despite starting for USA U20

Real Sociedad’s dual national Jonathan Gomez will once again represent the United States after appearing for the Under-20s at the Revelations Cup this week, but his father says the door is not yet closed on the Mexico side.

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

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“A player goes where opportunities arise,” Jonathan’s father, German Gomez, told ESPN Mexico.

“As long as there is nothing final, he still has a choice because of FIFA’s statutes. If he has to decide one day, that time will come. But for now, while there are options, you have to make the most of them.”

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

Gomez’s father added that there has always been contact with the structure of the Mexican national team, including conversations with coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino and federation directors.

Despite this, El Trifailing to qualify for the 2023 U20 World Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics has given the US a player to dominate the push and shove between the two countries, something that his brother, FSV Zwickau midfielder Johan Gomez. , which was referred to in ChumChat podcast episode this week.

“It’s pretty simple,” Johan Gomez said. “Mexico didn’t make it to the U20 World Cup, the USA did, it’s as simple as that. Every player’s dream is to play in any World Cup.”

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

If selected and available, Gomez will have the opportunity to play in the U20 World Cup, which starts next May in Indonesia.