Cruz Medina

NEWS: Earthquakes Midfielder Cruz Medina Called to Mexico Under-20 National Team Camp


SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Cruz Medina has been called to the Mexico Under-20 National Team for training camp. He has already departed San Jose and will return later this week.

Medina, 17, will be attending camp with Mexico for the first time after representing the United States as a youth international since 2022. An integral part of the 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup team this past winter, the native of San Francisco, California, made three starts, scoring one goal and serving as captain for their group stage finale against France as the Americans advanced to the Round of 16. 

At the 2023 Concacaf Championship, Medina was named to the tournament Best XI, notching a hat trick in the group stage as Team USA made it to the final. Overall, the midfielder has earned 22 appearances for the U-17 and U-16 National Teams and has been called to nine of the last 11 training camps. 

A Homegrown Player signing, he made his Quakes first-team debut at age 15 on July 20, 2022, in a friendly against Spanish club Celta de Vigo. As a member of Earthquakes II this year, Medina collected two goals and two assists to help the club qualify for its first ever berth in the MLS NEXT Pro Playoffs.

Last October, he was one of just three American-born players named to The Guardian’s list of the 60 best young talents in the world.