August 26, 2021
Julián Araujo has not made his decision public, but his actions show that he is clear about the national anthem he wants to sing. The 20-year-old Mexican-American winger has already added two consecutive rejections to the calls of the United States’ senior team. His slights have a reason: he waits for Gerardo Martino’s call to play for Mexico.
Araujo has said no to the United States
The last two citations from Gregg Berhalter have been unsuccessful. The California-born juvenile has ignored it. According to journalist Kery News, Araujo emulated his colleague David Ochoa and requested the change of federation because he wants to play for Mexico. There is only one thing to hope for: that the Tata includes it on his payroll.
The Galaxy received the request to give up his player, but Araujo himself refused to attend pending the call by the Mexican National Team, which could also be given for the eliminatory matches of the following week, as reported in various media.
It is one of the jewels of the Galaxy
Araujo made his professional debut for the LA Galaxy’s second team in 2018, at just 17 years old. For 2019 he rose to the main squad and quickly made a place in the club where he has been a member of his entire life. He has also shared a dressing room with many Mexican players: Chicharito Hernández, Uriel Antuna and Jonathan Dos Santos.
His performances have caught the attention of European football clubs. During the last year, Juventus showed their intentions to take over the services of the Mexican American. Finally the negotiations did not come to fruition, but the possibilities remain open for Araujo.
Dismissed the possibility of playing in the Olympics
It is not the first time that Julián Araujo decides to postpone a call with the selection of Gregg Berhalter. Already on the eve of the Gold Cup, the side has already rejected the call. The last tournament Araujo played for the United States team was the Concacaf Pre-Olympic held in Guadalajara. In this competition, Honduras deprived the Americans of attending the Tokyo Olympics. From that moment on, Araujo seems to have made a final decision.
Araujo’s option could offer him alternatives to the Mexican National Team on the right side, which in recent years has been protected by Luis Chaka Rodríguez. For his part, Jorge Sánchez has also made a recurring place on Gerardo Tata Martino’s lists.