Pumas and Sebastian Sausedo, the winger of the American U23 team, believes that USMNT has a better future than Mexico thanks to the number of players in the major European clubs, and adds that the players in the MX division have been underestimated by American coach Gregg Berhalter and his team.
The 23-year-old Mexican twin brother, who is originally from the United States, said he regularly talks to his Pumas teammates and Mexican internationals like Johan Vasquez about a promising generation of young players in the American gang. He said Mexico is held by MX clubs that charge higher prices to young players and believes the United States has an advantage in execution.
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There are a lot of very good players in Mexico, but the reality is what we talked about, Sausedo told ESPN Ahora about Nunca. I think [Civas striker Jose Juan] Masias said that [Mexican clubs] sold very well. It’s a difficult issue in Mexico, because they deserve to go to Europe. Macias is right, because at MLS they sell them cheaper, so they can project themselves in Europe, where USMNT is winning. I see a better future for USMNT for the players who play for Juventus, Chelsea, Leipzig…
When asked whether MLS would narrow the quality gap with the MX League, Sausedo replied that he saw its closure in the future, but that the Mexican first division would continue to develop.
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The former Real Player in Salt Lake City recently returned to training after an injury and has been busy influencing those who want the Puma title. However, he is pessimistic about playing for the American senior national team in the future.
The American national team didn’t call me and I focused on the 23-year-olds, Sausedo said. I hope that [the Olympics] will be in Tokyo, but I’m more focused on my club than the national team, because I don’t think there will be such opportunities here in Mexico.
There are players in Europe who play, and they only call it that because they play in Europe, he continues. You underestimate the Mexican league. The Mexican league has some spectacular players who are named after their national teams. And that seems a little unfair.
Sausedo played for the U20 team at the 2017 World Cup with Tyler Adams of RB Leipzig and Josh Sargent of Werder Bremen, and was a member of the U23 team during the CONCACAF qualifiers for the Guadalajara Olympics last March, until he was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But Sausedo, who became a fixture for Pumas in his first season in Mexico, has yet to take on the full challenge of the national team.
He said it was a little frustrating. There are players who deserve to play in the national team and others who do not. It’s soccer.
Sausedo, who was born in California, said that the last contact with the entire U.S. national team came after he signed a contract with the Puma’s in early 2020.
The last time someone called Gregg Berhalter was in January, when I got to Pumas, but I think maybe he thought I was coming here for the Mexican national team and the occasion [with El Tri], Sausedo said. Puma’s are a great team with Mexican players, and he probably thought my decision would be [for] Mexico. I never intended to make the Mexican national team.