Guillermo Barros Schelotto pleased with Uriel Antuna's play as young midfielder draws Mexico interest

LOS ANGELES – Uriel Antuna is impressing with the LA Galaxy and it’s drawing the attention of Mexico head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino.

Speaking at a press conference in Atlanta, Martino told reporters that he is “monitoring” Antuna for the Mexican National Team’s 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster. Antuna, a former Mexico youth international, has impressed with the Galaxy this season with one goal and one assist in nine appearances for Los Angeles.

Martino's interest in Antuna was good news to Galaxy head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto who tipped the young Mexican player to continue to improve his level with the club. 

“I’m very happy for him and I’ll be even more happy with him if he goes to the national team," the Galaxy coach said. "He’s the kind of the player who can make a difference in a game. He’s growing and we want him to keep growing.”