"I've been to his house three times in the last year as the chief scout for the U.S. men's national team. He's as American as they come. He represented our [under-17 team], our under-20 team [in World
Cup qualifying] as well. Not going to the World Cup ourselves, that has been tough. I knew going forward, we might lose some battles. It's a big loss, obviously. He would have liked to play for the
U.S., but you know what, his dad is so Mexican, that he wanted him to represent Mexico and I knew it was a losing battle, probably."
-- Thomas Rongen
, the chief scout for the U.S.
national team under Bruce Arena
, on Jonathan Gonzalez
, who will reportedly seek a switch of association to play for Mexico's national team. (CBS Sports