Alejandro Zendejas, who will join the USA at its January camp for Wednesday's match against Serbia, scored a golazo and was robbed of an even better goal in Club America's 2-2 tie with Puebla on Saturday night.
Zendejas, who also assisted on America's first goal, put Las Aguilas ahead 2-1 in the 67th minute when he took a pass from Salvador Reyes and volleyed it off the bounce with his left foot inside the far post from 15 yards out. Three minutes later, the 24-year-old Texan raced in from midfield and lined up a curling shot with his left foot that hit the near post from 25 yards.
Zendejas, who represented the USA at the 2015 U-17 World Cup, played for Mexico in two friendlies at the senior level but never formally filed a switch of association. U.S. Soccer and Club America reached an agreement to allow the 24-year-old Texan to play in the Serbia match on Wednesday.
Zendejas, who grew up in El Paso, played one season for FC Dallas before moving to Mexico in 2016 to play for Guadalajara. His goal against Puebla was his 24th in 98 Liga MX games over seven seasons with Chivas, Necaxa and America.