"Back then, my parents were still making decisions for me. I was still young, I didn’t know what was going on and how the world works. I was playing in Mexico so they thought why not play for
Mexico and stay in Mexico so I don’t have to be moving from place to play. Now I can make decisions for myself and honestly I always liked the U.S. They always treated me well."
, on returning to the U.S. youth national team program after playing for Mexico in the 2015 U-17 World Cup. Lara, who previously played for the U.S. U-17s, was with the U.S. U-20s in
Florida for their January camp. (Goal.com