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ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Former United States Men’s Soccer Team (USMNT) member Julian Araujo has earned his first senior call-up with the Mexican national team since he decided to switch back to his Mexican roots.
Araujo, a member of LA Galaxy is set to play for Mexico on a December 8 friendly against Chile in Austin, Texas.
According to reports, Araujo got the call-up since he impressed Mexico manager Gerardo “Tata” Martino, who is a former manager of Atlanta United FC.
Before transferring to Mexico, the 20-year-old represented the United States at the youth level.
He was also a member of the provisional 2021 Gold Cup roster for the senior U.S. squad.
USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter said in the summer that Araujo was “not ready to fully commit to the team” after he had made himself unavailable for selection for the Gold Cup.
In October, the right-back announced that he had made the switch to Mexico.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.