San Jose Earthquakes GK Emmanuel Ochoa trains with both US and Mexico youth teams

Emmanuel Ochoa - Quakes Homegrown - File pic

San Jose Earthquakes Homegrown goalkeeper Emmanuel Ochoa has had a busy start to March.

The 14-year-old received call-ups to both the United States U-15 and Mexico U-16 boys national team camps this month and opted to do both so he could experience each, has learned. The dual-national, raised in Salinas, California, but of Mexican descent, feels a strong connection to both countries, 

Ochoa had been involved previously with the US national team at the U-14 and U-15 levels, while his call-up with the Mexico U-16 team appears to be his first with El Tri.

The US U-15 camp ran from March 1-8 while he's now in Mexico with their squad's camp, which runs until March 12. 

Ochoa signed his Homegrown contract with the Quakes in November, becoming the second-youngest player to sign a professional contract in Major League Soccer history.