Jonathan Gonzalez gets first Mexico call-up from Tata Martino

Former U.S. U-17 and U-20 international Jonathan Gonzalez will join 22 other young players at a camp next week in Mexico City.

Gonzalez, who filed a switch of association in 2018, played two friendlies off the bench for Mexico but had not been until now been called up by Tata Martino, who took over as El Tri coach in 2019.

Gonzalez, 20, was named to the Liga MX Best XI in the 2017 Torneo Apertura, his first season with Monterrey, but his playing time has been since reduced. He has played in just one of four Monterrey league games this summer.

The oldest player in Martino's camp is 24-year-old Queretaro defender Luis Romo. The youngest is 17-year-old Eugenio Pizzuto, who grew up in New Zealand and is now in the Pachuca youth system.

El Tri won the Gold Cup in July and is preparing for the Concacaf Nations League, which starts in September.

Mexico Roster:
Goalkeepers: Sebastian Jurado (Veracruz), Raul Gudino (Guadalajara), Jose Hernandez (Atlas), Johan Vasquez (Monterrey)
Defenders: Ismael Govea (Atlas), Jose Esquivel (Juarez), Gerardo Arteaga (Santos Laguna), Adrian Mora (Toluca), Alan Mozo (UNAM), Luis Romo (Queretaro), Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca U-20), Vladimir Lorona (Tijuana)
Midfielders: Ian Torres (Atlas), Ulises Cardona (Atlas), Francisco Antonio Figueroa (Pachuca), Erick Aguirre (Pachuca), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey), Alan Medina (Toluca), Adrian Lozano (Santos U-20), Eugenio Pizzuto (Pachuca U-17)
Forwards: Jose Juan Macias (Leon), Jose Godinez (Leon), Paolo Yzizar (Queretaro)
3 comments about "Jonathan Gonzalez gets first Mexico call-up from Tata Martino".
  1. Bob Ashpole, August 16, 2019 at 10:06 a.m.

    If you want a quick study of USSF mismanagement, look to Mexico's MNT.

  2. Peter Bechtold replied, August 16, 2019 at 2:42 p.m.

    The note that had six head coaches in about one year earlier in this decade ?

  3. Bob Ashpole replied, August 16, 2019 at 10:05 p.m.

     If I recall correctly that was about the time that Mexico qualified by winning a playoff against an Asian (?) team.

    Of course you know what I am referring to.

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