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Gonzalez named Liga MX rookie of the year



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Former U.S. youth international Jonathan Gonzalez named Liga MX rookie of the year

ESPN FC's Taylor Twellman doesn't understand comments that Jonathan Gonzalez fell through the cracks in U.S. Soccer after he made numerous appearances for the youth national team.
ESPN FC's Herculez Gomez gives his take on where the U.S. fell short with Jonathan Gonzalez, leading him to choose to play for Mexico.

Former United States youth international Jonathan Gonzalez was named rookie of the year at Liga MX's "Balon de Oro" awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The 19-year-old central midfielder debuted for Monterrey last July and enjoyed a breakout 2017 Apertura, after which the California native switched allegiances from the United States to Mexico.

"I'm very happy for this recognition," Gonzalez said. "I'd like to thank my club, Antonio Mohamed's coaching staff, and, of course, my family."



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Former United States youth international Jonathan Gonzalez says his switch to Mexico felt like he was turning his back on the U.S., but insists that playing for El Tri now "feels like home."

"It's not easy knowing that I always saw myself as playing in the U.S.," Gonzalez told JUGOtv. "But now that I'm in Mexico, I feel like I'm pretty much home."

Gonzalez, 19, controversially made a one-time switch to play for Mexico's national team in January, despite coming up through U.S. Soccer's...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico's Rodolfo Pizarro joins Monterrey from Chivas

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Chivas forward Rodolfo Pizarro has signed for fellow Liga MX side Monterrey, confirmed Chivas sporting director Francisco Gabriel de Anda on Sunday.

Pizarro, who scored 15 times in 56 appearances for Chivas, missed out on the World Cup with El Tri, but was a key figure in Chivas winning the 2017 Clausura Liga MX title and the CONCACAF Champions League last April and is considered one of the best Mexican players in Liga MX.

"[I want to] inform you that the sale of...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico international winger Jesus Gallardo swaps Pumas for Monterrey

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Mexico international Jesus Gallardo has sealed a move from Pumas to Monterrey, the clubs confirmed on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old winger -- who usually plays more as a left-back for the national team -- has 21 caps for El Tri and is expected to be in Mexico's 23-player squad for the World Cup.

Gallardo had come through Pumas' youth system and there had been rumors that the left-footed player could leave Mexico for Europe.

"Rayados, Chivas and others have been rumored, but we are waiting for an offer...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico never promised Jonathan Gonzalez spot in World Cup squad - Te Kloese

Progressing from the last six World Cup group stages, Mexico have no issues starting the tournament well, but can they progress in the knockout stages in Russia?
After Mexico's preliminary World Cup roster was announced, Herc Gomez talks about which players he wouldn't take to Russia.

LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Gonzalez was never promised a spot in Mexico's World Cup squad, but he remains a top prospect for the national team moving forward, says the Mexican federation's director of national teams.

The 19-year-old California native had been part of the United States' youth national team set-up, but the midfielder switched to Mexico in January in a move that was seen by some as a bid to earn a World Cup place with the United States not qualifying for Russia.

But Mexican Football...