Jesse Gonzalez - FC Dallas - May 14, 2017
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Report: Jesse Gonzalez begins process of switching from Mexico to USMNT

Update (June 14, 9:15 am ET)

According to an ESPN FC report that was confirmed to MLSsoccer.com by a US Soccer spokesman, Gonzalez has not yet submitted his paperwork to FIFA to file a one-time switch that would change his national team eligibility from Mexico to the US.

US Soccer has, however, received a signed letter from Gonzalez indicating his intention to play for the US, with the spokesman telling MLSsoccer.com on Tuesday night that his one-time switch application will be submitted to FIFA "any day now." 

More details on the entire situation are below: 

Original text (June 13, 6:20 pm ET)

After spending the past couple of years looking like he’d pledge his allegiance to Mexico, FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez is reportedly tying his future to the US men’s national team.

FOX Sports’ Stuart Holden reported on Monday that Gonzalez, 22, has filed his one-time switch paperwork with FIFA to change his national team eligibility from Mexico to the US.

Gonzalez was named last week to the US’s 40-man preliminary roster for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. A dual citizen, he has represented Mexico at several youth levels, making it necessary for him to file a one-time switch with FIFA in order to play for the US. Once the switch becomes official, Gonzalez will be tied to the US for the rest of his career.

A product of the FC Dallas academy, Gonzalez – who recently appeared to commit to Mexico – has five shutouts and just nine goals allowed in 11 MLS appearances this year.