"I wish I could tell you I'm surprised by Alex, but I'm not. He's just an incredible soccer player. He works really hard and all the things that we see in the games we're constantly seeing in
practice. I think this is the beginning for him, and I hope he has a great future in Europe."
-- U.S. U-20 national team coach Tab Ramos
on Californian Alex Mendez
scored both goals for the USA and outplayed Club America star Diego Lainez
in a 2-0 win over Mexico in the 2018 Concacaf U-20 final. Mendez recently signed with German club Freiburg from the LA
Galaxy academy after he turned 18. (Goal.com