RSL's Saucedo is latest U.S. product courted by Mexico

Real Salt Lake’s Sebastian Saucedo, who in September played for the U.S. U-20 national team, has joined Mexico’s U-20s for a Mexico City training camp that will include friendlies against Canada.

The 18-year-old Saucedo, who appeared in nine MLS games this season, signed with a pro contract with Real Salt Lake after playing for RSL's Arizona academy team.

Also at the Mexico camp, is goalkeeper Christian Herrera, also from Real’s academy. Like Saucedo, Herrera has has dual eligibility and played for U.S. coach Tab Ramos’ team in September as the latest cycle for the U-20 program got underway.

Mexico’s 2013 U-20 World Cup team had three Mexican-Americans (goalkeeper Richard Sanchez, Uvaldo Luna and Julio Morales). Its 2015 U-20 World Cup team included FC Dallas keeper Jesse Gonzalez.

At the recent U-17 World Cup, where the USA exited in the first round, fourth-place Mexico’s squad included two USA products: starting goalkeeper Abraham Romero and outside back Edwin Lara.

Saucedo and Herrera do not endanger their U.S. eligibility by attending the Mexico camp.

1 comment about "RSL's Saucedo is latest U.S. product courted by Mexico".
  1. Ric Fonseca, November 12, 2015 at 2:47 p.m.

    Well, "there they go again..." to paraphrase the great communicator of yore, Ronald Reagan. Se we once again see local talent courted and signed by Mexican teams and then we cry so much in our beers that it boggles the mind, about not having quality players, yada-yada-yada! So what does Mexico offer these young guys, more dinero, a Cancun condo, free car, or what is it that we, meaning the US Soccer gurus cannot offer these players? Mind you, I am of Mexican heritage and proud of it, in addition I am a veteran, and have been around the soccer pitches here in the good ole US of A, and have been pointing out this almost exodus of Latino players whose parents were born in Mexico, and thus, the players have "dual eligibility," and some are signed by some clubs, but the clubs themselves just cannot seem to hang on to these players? So then, just what in Carmen San Diego is the MLS and US Soccer doing to stem this player exodus? Ok, ok, now some of y'all will say it ain't an exodus, but please, don't witch, moan, groan and complain when we "don't have quality and skilled players," or blame the coach and then close the door after the horses have escaped. Just the same, all the best to the players, just remember though, we still want and love you guys!!! Buena Suerte!!!

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