A day after holding Mexico to a draw at Azteca in World Cup qualifying, it appears the USMNT have pulled out another result over their bitter rivals. Former United States international and current FOX Sports analyst, Stuart Holden, reports that FC Dallas and Mexico under-23 goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has filed his one-time switch paperwork with FIFA to change his international allegiance from Mexico to the USA.
Understand Jesse Gonzalez has officially submitted paperwork to FIFA for one time switch to USA and will be automatically cap tied. #USMNT— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) June 13, 2017
Holden has been in contact with Gonzalez’s agent ever since the 22-year-old was named to the U.S.’ 2017 Gold Cup preliminary roster. Since Gonzalez has represented Mexico at the youth level, he needs to file this switch and once he does he’ll be cap-tied to the USMNT for the rest of his career.
We’ll see if this becomes official in the near-future and how it affects his status as a call up for the Gold Cup. Gonzalez is a talented goalkeeper and would be a welcome addition to the U.S. depth chart.
What do you think about this news? Want to see the Gonzalez get some Gold Cup minutes?