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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Richard Sanchez called into Mexican U-20 National Team camp


FC Dallas Homegrown player, Richard Sanchez has been called in to Mexican Under-20 National Team camp. Sanchez is one of 28 players invited to train with new head coach Sergio Almaguer Treviņo in Mexico City, Mexico, through Sunday, March 4.

The Mexican U-20 side assembled in Mexico City this past weekend. The team will train there for two weeks before traveling to California to play three scheduled scrimmages.

The first scrimmage is set for Saturday, Feb. 25 at Cal State-Fullerton. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the team will play the UCLA Bruins at Birmingham Stadium. The final scrimmage is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, against UC Berkley in Santa Maria, Calif.

The camp is an important one for Treviņo, who is looking to set his roster for the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Sanchez is competing with Alberto Gurrola of Atlas FC for a spot in net.

Born in Mission Hills, Calif., Sanchez moved to Texas with his family and initially played for Texas Football Club before joining Spain’s Atletico de Madrid U-16 squad. In 2009, Sanchez returned to Texas and began playing for the FC Dallas Development Academy. He signed with FC Dallas as a 16-year-old on Feb. 18, 2011.