LA Galaxy’s Julian Araujo gets called up to the senior Mexico squad for the first time since moving from USMNT

LA Galaxy‘NS Julian Araujo may appear for the first time for Mexico after he got his first call-up to the national team ahead of a friendly against Chile on December 8 in Austin, Texas.

Araujo is one of a number of young players and newcomers in the 23-man squad that will look to impress Mexico coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino.

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Araujo, 20 years old, has dual citizenship and represents USA at the youth level. He is a member of the 2021 Gold Cup provisional roster for the senior USA team. USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter said in the summer that Araujo was “not ready to commit fully to the team” after he was not present for the Gold Cup selection.

In October, right-back announced that he has moved to Mexico.

Galaxy teammate Efrain Alvarez is also on the Mexican squad. Like Araujo, Alvarez moved to Mexico from the US and made his senior debut for Martino in a friendly in March.

Another notable inclusion in Mexico’s lineup is Arsenal young player Marcelo Flores, who is also eligible to represent Canada and England. Flores, 18 years old, used to liberated by the Premier League club participate El Tri camp last week. The attacking midfielder was included in Canada’s provisional squad for the 2021 Gold Cup, but entered the Revelations Cup tournament last month with Mexico’s youth national team. He is yet to make a senior debut for any of the squads.

Mexico also has Union Espanola’s Benjamin Galdames on the squad. The 20-year-old midfielder is the son of former Chile international Pablo Galdames and is eligible to play for both countries.

Other players who could earn their first start for Mexico include: Emilio Lara, Mauro Lainez, Salvador Reyes, Israel Reyes, Omar Campos, Carlos Acevedo, Luis Malagon and Luis Olivas.

The upcoming game will be Mexico’s first trip to Austin’s Q2 Stadium, and Mexico will end the year with a win after losing to USMNT and Canada in November in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers.

TARGET: Alfredo Talavera (Pumas UNAM), Carlos Acevedo (Santos Laguna), Luis Malagon (Necaxa)

ADVICE: Julian Araujo (LA Galaxy), Emilio Lara, Salvador Reyes (USA), Jordan Silva (USA), Luis Olivas (Guadalajara), Israel Reyes (Puebla)

INTERMEDIARY: Erik Lira (Pumas UNAM), Erick Aguirre (Monterrey), Alfonso Gonzalez (Monterrey), Uriel Antuna (Guadalajara), Fernando Beltran (Guadalajara), Omar Campos (Santos Laguna), Alan Cervantes (Santos Laguna), Sebastian Cordova (USA) , Marcelo Flores (Arsenal)

INSTRUCT: Eduardo Aguirre (Santos Laguna), Benjamin Galdames (Union Espanola), Santiago Gimenez (Cruz Azul), Mauro Lainez (USA), Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy) LA Galaxy’s Julian Araujo gets called up to the senior Mexico squad for the first time since moving from USMNT

Jake Nichol

Jake Nichol is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Jake Nichol joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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