13-year-old Sacramento Republic wonderkid Da’vian Kimbrough has been called up by the Mexican under-16 side to represent El Tri at international level.
Born in February 2010, Kimbrough has dazzled at youth level and as reported by Soccer Times last month, became the youngest professional athlete in the history of American teams sports after signing his first pro contract with USL Championship side Sacramento Republic.
Da’vian Kimbrough called up by Mexico
The decision is now entirely up to Kimbrough whether he wishes to represent USMNT’s biggest rivals at a level three years above him.
As referenced by The Athletic’s Tom Bogert, Kimbrough is eligible to represent both USMNT and Mexico due to his Mexican-American mother.
Sacramento Repulic's Da'vian Kimbrough — the youngest soccer player to turn professional in US history — has been called into Mexico's U-16 camp.
The 13-year-old is eligible for the US and Mexico. He was invited to a US talent ID camp last year, also playing with older kids. pic.twitter.com/mV3qP8O7Xp
— Tom Bogert (@tombogert) September 19, 2023
Kimbrough was invited to a US talent camp last year. It should be noted that even if the young striker does choose to play for Mexico at youth level, this would not rule him out from representing the US’ senior team if selected in the future.