Brandon Vazquez ‘will be called up to U.S. Men’s National Team camp later this month’… dual citizenship of Mexico and the United States, has yet to decide which country he will play for
FC Cincinnati striker Brandon Vazquez has two friendly games scheduled for the US Men’s National Team and could soon decide which country he will play for.
Source tells MLS Insider Tom Bogart Vazquez has been summoned to the USMNT’s January camp, and it is up to him to accept or decline the invitation.
Vasquez can choose to represent his birthplace, the United States, or Mexico through his family heritage.
This training camp will be the first training camp for interim manager Anthony Hudson. Anthony Hudson was in charge earlier this month of US Soccer not renewing the contract of former national team manager Greg Verhalter.
FC Cincinnati striker Brandon Vazquez could be called up to USMNT camp in January.
Vazquez has played for the United States at many youth levels on teams in the U-17, U-19 and U-20.
Vazquez has not officially announced his decision, but many factors lead people to believe he will accept the call-up.
First, Vazquez has represented the United States at various youth levels as part of the U-17 squad that qualified for the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
They drew 2-2 against Croatia and lost 4-1 against Chile.
He played in that tournament alongside future United States internationals Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, Luca de la Torre, Haji Wright and Matthew Orosunde.
At the 2015 U-17 World Cup, Vazquez played with USMNT starters like Tyler Adams (18).
Vazquez had a great season in Cincinnati – scoring 18 goals and eight assists
Other MLS reporters believe the US has an inside track through indirect comments made by Vazquez.
Telemundo Reporter Michele Giannone tweeted last week‘Brandon Vazquez told me that up to this point, no one from the Mexican federation has spoken to him or approached him yet.
“We haven’t made a decision yet, but it’s likely he’ll join the USMNT at camp in January.”
Giannone said, “He still hopes to play in both Mexico and the USMNT, but he won’t wait forever to make a decision.
Vazquez, 24, has scored 24 goals in 83 appearances for FC Cincinnati since joining the team from Atlanta United in 2020.
Last season, Vazquez made 33 appearances, scoring 18 goals and eight assists. This includes a game in which he beat the Red Bulls in New York for 86 minutes in the opening round of his MLS Cup playoffs.