Richard Sanchez joins Mexico U-20 squad for European tournaments

Goalkeeper to play in two tournaments during May

Sanchez

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Rick Yeatts

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas goalkeeper Richard Sanchez has joined the Mexican U-20 National team for two upcoming tournaments in The Netherlands.

The European tour begins on May 15 with the International Terborg Football Tournament running from May 18 through May 20. The invitation-only tournament features eight teams, including Ajax, Cruzeiro and Anderlecht as well as Mexico and China.

The team will then participate in Holland’s ADO Cup before returning to Mexico. Sanchez will be with the U-20 side until Monday, May 28.

FC Dallas Homegrown goalkeeper Sanchez became a FIFA U-17 World Cup Champion after his Mexican team toppled Uruguay, 2-0, in front of a packed house at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on July 10, 2011. The FC Dallas Academy product pushed his U-17 World Cup record to 3-0-0 with a 3-2 win over The Netherlands on June 24. He earned his first shutout of the tournament with a 2-0 win over Panama in the round of 16 and picked up his fifth win in a 2-1 result over France on July 4. Sanchez and the Mexican U-17 side downed Germany in epic fashion, winning 3-2 on July 7 to claim their spot in the tournament finale.

Sanchez signed with FC Dallas as a Homegrown player on Feb. 18, 2011.