Jesse Gonzalez may not have made the initial Gold Cup roster, but the FC Dallas goalkeeper is now locked in to the U.S. Men’s National Team.
U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday that FIFA has approved Gonzalez’s one-time switch to represent the USMNT. As a result, Gonzalez is now officially tied to the U.S. after previously representing Mexico.
The FC Dallas goalkeeper’s international career has already been quite a rollercoaster. Gonzalez represented Mexico in official competition at the U-20 National Team level while previously rejecting a call to USMNT camp. Gonzalez also stated his desire to represent Mexico on the senior level before being included as a surprise member of the USMNT’s 40-man Gold Cup preliminary roster.
Now, Gonzalez is officially committed to the USMNT, who he could still join for the upcoming tournament. The U.S. is allowed to make a total of six switches following the Gold Cup group stage.