GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Club Tijuana’s American presence has expanded, with US Under-20 national team left back John Requejo Jr. announcing he is the latest player from north of the border to sign for the club.
Happy to be a part of @XolosOficial looking forward to preseason ⚽️— John Requejo Jr. (@_JR2_) May 29, 2014
Requejo Jr. also posted a photo on his Instagram page of himself in Xolos gear next to the club’s crest, while winger Paul Arriola welcomed his new teammate to Tijuana using the same social network.
The 18-year-old Carpinteria, Calif., native previously played for renowned youth outfit Real So Cal and could back up fellow American Greg Garza at left back next season, with US international Edgar Castillo set to leave the club.
Requejo joins fellow American U-20s Arriola, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido and Stevie Rodriguez at Club Tijuana, who have not made the signing official as yet.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.