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Nathan Ordaz has pledged his international future to Mexico

The Los Angeles Football Club player has decided to represent Mexico at international level and declined the option of El Salvador and the United States.

Nathan Ordaz no representará a El Salvador y se va con México
LAFC | Diario AS Participación

Nathan Ordaz has made up his mind and decided he will represent Mexico at international level. This means that the Los Angeles Football Club ace will play with the Mexican youth national team during the 2022 CONCACAF U20 Championship that will determine the four representatives from the region that will participate in the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Indonesia.

The seventh edition of the tournament will take place in Honduras and it is set to begin on 18 June. That is why Ordaz had to make a decision after playing with the United States, El Salvador and Mexico’s youth national teams in different tournaments this year. The 18-year-old was eligible to play for all three countries and at the end he decided to commit to Mexico.

Bad news for El Salvador

The coach of the El Salvador national team, Hugo Pérez, praised the talent of Nathan Ordaz when he joined training camp in January and was hoping he decided to play for La Selecta. The 18-year-old won the Dallas Cup last month with the El Salvador youth national team and the expectation was that he continued the process until the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Ordaz could make his debut in MLS this year

The California native became the fourth homegrown player in Los Angeles Football Club history to sign a contract that will run through 2025 with an option to extend it to 2026. Since April Nathan Ordaz has been playing on loan with LAFC’s USL affiliate club the Las Vegas Lights FC and at any time he could be called to the first team and make his debut in Major League Soccer.


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