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LAFC homegrown trio called up to Mexico U-17 National Team

Players are on short training stint.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Los Angeles FC Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Mexico U-17 National Team is conducting a short training camp right now in Mexico, and all three of LAFC’s homegrown players out of the LAFC academy — forward Christian Torres and defenders Erik Dueñas and Tony Leone — have been called up to participate.

The camp is only supposed to last a few days, and with the originally scheduled 2021 U-17 World Cup cancelled this year by FIFA, this appears to be an ID camp and an opportunity for the players called up to get a look by the El Tri coaches.

Leone has already been a regular at youth level for Mexico, while Dueñas has reportedly said he wants to play for Mexico, the country of his parents. Torres told Angels on Parade last year during an interview that one of his goals was to play for the United States at the U-17 World Cup, and so this appears to be his first call-up to the Mexico set-up, so it’s an opportunity, potentially, for all of the players to keep their options open on the international level.

Congrats to the fellas, and best of luck at the camp.

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