San Jose Earthquakes' Cade Cowell and younger brother Chance Cowell may be looking to represent the Mexican national team.
The switch would come as a surprise from the Major League Soccer player, who previously declined a call up to Mexico’s youth camps to focus on the Earthquakes. He’s also already made one senior USMNT appearance, featuring in the match against Bosnia & Herzegovina last December.
But before featuring in his senior international debut, he was asked by MLSSoccer.com about being eligible for both countries. Cowell said: "It's whoever wants me more and how I fit into their system best I guess. I haven't really gotten looks from Mexico but the United States has been great to me."
Chance, on the other hand, is only getting started. The 13-year-old is a youth player in the academy of USL Championship side Sacramento Republic. He’s also currently participating in a training camp with Mexico’s Under 15 national team.
The news of Cade and Chance Cowell comes after a wave of dual-citizenship players publicly committing. Ricardo Pepi, David Ochoa, Julian Araujo all sealed their fate last year, serving as examples for the up and coming dual-citizenship individuals looking to make a choice.
Pepi opted for the USMNT, while Ocho and Araujo selected El Tri. The commonality of dual-citizenship marks a new era of international football.