Luis Gil played his first senior team minutes for the USMNT last night vs South Korea. The RSL midfielder has featured heavily in the USMNT youth system including being one of the lone bright spots in last years U20 world cup. Gil, a Mexican-American, has the opportunity to choose which which National team he would like to play for, and to a certain extent has been courted by El Tri. This cap is the first in what we hope will be many for Gil with the USMNT.
What does this mean for RSL fans?
Gil is still young by comparison when you’re talking about the USMNT. This opportunity to play and train with some of the biggest American names in the game should serve him well. Gil is in a really great position to really start being considered in a lot of the “should the USMNT take him” conversations, but he will have to continue to prove himself at the club level in order to get there.
What do you guys think about Gil’s performance?