LA Galaxy duo Efrain Alvarez, Julian Araujo in USMNT squad


LA Galaxy’s twin MexicoUnited States nationals Efrain Alvarez and Julian Araujo will likely be within the USMNT camp subsequent week in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sources have informed ESPN.

The information 18-year-old Alvarez will likely be attending camp underneath head coach Gregg Berhalter was first reported by the Scuffed Podcast.

East L.A. native Alvarez has lengthy been of curiosity to each Mexico and the U.S. nationwide workforce set-ups, however represented El Tri on the Underneath-17 World Cup final 12 months in Brazil, scoring 4 targets in seven video games.

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Alvarez was in Mexico’s Underneath-20s camp earlier this month in Mexico Metropolis, however will likely be a part of a U.S. squad for the primary time since he captained the under-15s in 2016.

Alvarez’s 19-year-old Galaxy teammate Araujo, who can play at right-back or right-wing, has additionally been courted by Mexico, however will likely be in Florida subsequent week with the U.S. squad for coaching and a Dec. 9 pleasant in opposition to El Salvador.

Araujo is one other high youth prospect and is coming off a constructive season personally with the Galaxy, through which he began 17 video games. He was a part of the U.S. Underneath-20s squad for final 12 months’s World Cup, however did not see the sector.

ESPN additionally discovered that each have curiosity from European golf equipment.

The Lompoc, Calif. native has by no means performed for Mexico and hasn’t but obtained his Mexican passport to have the ability to be a part of a camp, in response to sources, however El Tri head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has tried to carry him onboard.

“Araujo is certainly doing very well,” Martino mentioned in a press convention in September. “I’ve had contact with him round 20 days in the past. I informed him that I hope he may be part of the Mexican nationwide workforce.

“He informed us that he’ll discuss it over together with his household and his agent about which path he’ll take [at national team level], however they’re two boys (Araujo and Alvarez) we’ve got lots of hope for.”

Araujo has beforehand said that making a selection about which nationwide workforce to symbolize was a “robust determination.”

Martino added in the identical press convention that “[Alvarez] will likely be a [Mexican] nationwide workforce participant” and mentioned there was “no must rush him.”

The USMNT is about to begin camp on Dec. 1, whereas Mexico is scheduled to play till subsequent March´s worldwide window.

Earlier this month, Valencia’s 17-year-old midfielder Yunus Musah impressed for the USMNT in friendlies in opposition to Wales and Panama, however might nonetheless be eligible to play for England, Italy or Ghana additional down the road.



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