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Mexican women’s national team holding tryouts in Bellflower this weekend

Eligible youth prospects urged to try out.

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The Mexican women’s national team has had some highs and lows in recent years. Among the highs, they have reached the Women’s World Cup the last two cycles, but the program has long been stagnant, falling well behind the U.S. and Canada and far too slow to part company with longtime head coach Leo Cuellar, which finally happened last year.

We’ll see if the next era for El Tri Feminil will be better, but the national team program is looking for talent in Southern California this weekend.

The FMF announced they will be in Bellflower on Saturday, holding tryouts for eligible players, born between 1998 and 2002.

The tryouts will take place at Bellflower Middle/High School Saturday morning. You can find more information on the FMF’s website, including specific tryout times for the U-20 and U-17 groups.

Of course, players must be eligible to play for Mexico at the tryout. Mexican citizens and non-citizens with a Mexican citizen parent or grandparent are eligible for eventual selection.

The United States has long been a source of players on El Tri Feminil, to the point where at various times it has caused some friction between those born in Mexico and abroad. At the same time, the team still relies quite heavily on American-born players, and quite a few Mexican internationals come from Southern California in particular. Maybe the next star will be uncovered in Saturday’s tryout.

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