Wednesday, April 9

Chivas USA's Flores and Mayen to the U.S. U-20s

Two young Chivas USA players will head to Portugal this coming Sunday with the United States Under-20 National Team for the Campos Verdes International Tournament. The full release can be found here.

“This is the first time that I’ve been to Europe… I’m very happy,” said Flores, who was most recently with the U-20s for the Copa Chivas in Guadalajara in January.

Flores is happy with the group, most of whom he knows from previous selections. “We’ve been in other camps and, more or less, I know them,” said Flores about his teammates.

Flores is even more excited to be heading on the trip with another Chivas USA player, Gerson Mayen.

“Gerson is a humble person, always happy to talk to you, and as a player he’s very good,” said Flores.

Under head coach Thomas Rongen, the U.S. U-20s will face Ireland on April 15, the Cape Verde Islands on April 16 and Portugal on April 18 in the round-robin tournament

This is Mayen’s first appearance with the U-20s, though he has been to England with his youth team for the Manchester United Premier Cup.

“This is the first time that they’ve called me to the U-20s and I’m going to do my best.”