In different latitudes, Mexico has players under 23 who promise to form a good team for the following Olympics.
The Mexico’s team said goodbye to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with a bronze medal which he placed on the podium. However, the goal you seek Mexican soccer is repeating what was achieved in London 2012, where the Tri Sub23 reached the gold medal and whose mission will be inherited to a new generation that is marked by players who are active outside the Liga Mx.
The new litter of under-23s seeks to reach Paris 2024 with the mission of touching the Olympic glory and this squad begins to gain experience and among the team leaders there are footballers who already add minutes of the first division either in Mexico, South America and even Europe.
Among the players with the greatest media recognition are: Luca Martínez, who plays with Rosario Central of Argentina and has already scored in the maximum circuit, plays with the lower categories of Mexico and the Albiceleste Sub20 team seeks to steal it. Added to this is Eugenio Pizzuto, captain of the sub-17 world runner-up in 2019 and who plays for Lille in France; Benjamín Galdames, who is a forward in Unión Española de Chile and is the son of former player Pablo Galdames; Diego ‘Loquito’ Abreu, Mexican U18 national team, forward in Defensor Sporting and is the son of the Uruguayan legend, Sebastián ‘Loco’ Abreu.
To these elements could be added Marcelo Flores, who is fought by the teams of the United States, Canada and Mexico. The young midfielder plays for England’s Arsenal and for the 2021-20222 season he is doing the preseason with the first team. Also in Europe, but with a lesser name, is Teun Wilke, who grew up in the basic forces of Querétaro and thanks to his also Dutch nationality he arrived at Heerenveen. This season he will play for Spal, from Serie B in Italy.
In Spain there are three young Mexicans who are still developing. Emiliano García, who left Puebla Sub17 to be signed by Villarreal; Santiago Montiel, who was also in La Franja and was signed by the Yellow Submarine and Salvador Pliego, a 20-year-old defender of 1.97 meters high, passed through the Pumas quarry and is currently a member of the Sub23 team of Leganés de España.
Another of the leagues that can play for the benefit of Mexico is the MLS, which is criticized by many Mexicans, but which in recent years has developed talents who have emigrated to the Old Continent. In the American teams there are elements that can be a bet in the medium term for the new Olympic process. Among those who stand out Efraín Álvarez, who plays in the LA Galaxy and who is considered by the coach of the major representative, Gerardo Martino; Jonathan Gómez, a 17-year-old Mexican-American prospect who plays for the USLC’s Louisville City FC as a left back, had training with El Tri Mayor in the last Gold Cup and has been tempted by some European organizations.
Another young man who is a curious case is that of David Ochoa, a 20-year-old goalkeeper who went through the last process for Tokyo with the United States, but this week decided to change federation and play for Mexico.
To these is added Bruce El-Mesmari, who trained with Pachuca, was the U17 world runner-up in 2019 and for this summer he decided not to renew with the Tuzos, so he decided to emigrate to the United States to play with the LAFC.
While at the local level, the Liga Mx also has players to show off, such are the cases of Santiago Muñoz, who is a promise of Santos Laguna. He adds minutes in the first division, he is 18 years old and is currently sought after by European teams; Víctor Guzmán, another player from the 2019 U17 generation, plays as a starter with Xolos and was awarded as the revelation of Liga MX this year.
At the top circuit is also Santiago Giménez, who with only 20 years is a starter with Cruz Azul, was key in the league title and is emerging as a firm candidate for a position in Paris. To this we must add Santi Naveda, who is 20, works as a midfielder with America and managed to win the palms of the Azulcrema fans when he was required as a starter.
These are just some of the names of the promises that sound the most to represent Mexico within three years in the Olympic championship, but they will also have to defend the national team in the Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador 2023, Pre-Olympic 2023, Olympic Games and Pan American Games Santiago de Chile 2023.