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Jorge Villafana hasn't been contacted by U.S. Soccer yet

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One of the most improved players over the last few seasons in MLS has been left back Jorge Villafana. The 26-year-old helped the Portland Timbers capture their first ever MLS Cup in 2015 before securing a $1 Million transfer to Liga MX side Santos Laguna.

Given the United States men's national team's lack of depth at the fullback positions, one would expect that Villafana would be in line for a call-up to the USMNT for the March World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala. That still may be possible, but the player says he hasn't been in contact with the USSF or Klinsmann about his international future.

"No I haven't been in contact. Right now, I'm just focusing on Santos and having a good season and we'll see in the future. If it comes, I'll be really happy, but right now I'm concentrating on the club."

-Jorge Villafana; Source: ESPNFC

The Mexican-American was born in Anaheim, California but spent most of his childhood in Mexico before moving back to the U.S. at 15 years old to pursue a professional soccer career. He's eligible to play for both nations, but he expects that his international future lies with the USMNT.

"I grew up in Mexico and I was here until I was 15. Then I decided to go over there [United States] and played for the U.S. U20 and U23s. We'll see... But if I get a call-up it's going to be from the U.S. [laughs]. But like I said, I'm just working with Santos and we'll see in the future what happens."

-Jorge Villafana; Source: ESPNFC

The USMNT's left back stable currently consists of Tim Ream (a natural center back) and Fabian Johnson (a natural midfielder) as the top two on the depth chart. Having a natural left back like Villafana would be a fine addition to the player pool. His performances over the last 24 months have more than earned him a look, all Klinsmann needs to do is pick up the phone and call him in.