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Alejandro Zendejas commits to the US men’s national team

Club América’s Zendejas, who has made friendly appearances for the US and Mexico, has revealed that he is committing his international future to the Stars and Stripes.

Mauricio Torres
La razón por la que Zendejas no fue convocado con el USMNT

Alejandro Zendejas has announced that he has committed to the United States men’s national team, ending Mexico’s hopes of securing the Club América winger’s services.

Had won friendly caps for US and Mexico

Eligible to play for both countries, Zendejas made two friendly appearances for the Mexicans in 2021 and 2022, before being handed his debut for the USMNT earlier this year, also in a non-competitive fixture.

According to FIFA rules, players are only tied to one senior national team after they have featured for the country in a competitive game.

Zendejas: “I believe in following your heart”

New Mexico head coach Diego Cocca recently said he had spoken to Zendejas about representing El Tri in the lead-up to the 2026 World Cup, but the 25-year-old revealed on Tuesday that his loyalties lie with the USMNT.

I am very proud of being Mexican American,” Zendejas said on social media. “Values from both cultures have made me the person I am today. I’ve had the privilege of experiencing life in two countries.

“I’m very grateful for all the opportunities the United States and Mexico have provided to me and my family. Making a decision on your international career is very difficult, and I believe in following your heart. Mine tells me that my future lies representing the USA.

I’m excited for this next chapter and earning my place with the USMNT. Thank you to everyone for the incredible support.”

Zendejas (right) in action for the USMNT.
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Zendejas (right) in action for the USMNT.Kiyoshi MioUSA TODAY Sports

In line for competitive US bow in Nations League

Zendejas, who was born in Mexico and raised in the US, could make his first competitive appearance for the Stars and Stripes later this month. Anthony Hudson’s side face Grenada and El Salvador in the CONCACAF Nations League on 24 and 27 March, respectively.


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