2023-01-24 23:25:16

USA or Mexico? Zendejas non-committal after first USMNT call

By Cesar Hernandez

CARSON, California -- Dual-national Alejandro Zendejas said he hasn't closed the door to Mexico, despite accepting a first senior call up for the United States men's national team this month.

Speaking ahead a friendly against Serbia on Wednesday at LAFC's BMO Stadium, the Club America winger was asked how open he is to getting called into official games for the USMNT later this year.

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"I'll probably focus on the future once we get to that standpoint," Zendejas said during a news conference Tuesday.

"I'm enjoying the moment, I'm enjoying the present. I'd rather live day-by-day. Once the moment comes to choose, or the future, I'll decide on that later."

A representative for U.S. Soccer confirmed that Zendejas is still eligible to make a one-time switch to Mexico, who were recently punished by FIFA for fielding the player during two friendlies in 2021 and 2022 without filing an official change of association with the sport's governing body.

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