Jonathan González

Jonathan Alexander González Mendoza (Santa Rosa, California, United States; April 13, 1999) is a Mexican soccer player born in the United States, plays as a midfielder and his current team is C.F. Monterrey of Liga MX.


González signed for Mexican club C.F. Monterrey in 2014. He played for the youth teams until he was promoted to the first-team in 2017.[3]

On 21 July 2017, González made his senior professional debut for Monterrey in their opening match of the 2017–18 season against Monarcas Morelia.[4] Concluding at the first half of the season, he would go on to be included in the Ideal Eleven of Apertura 2017.[5] At the end of the 2017–18 season, he was given the Rookie of the Year Award from Mexico’s Balón de Oro.[6]

On 7 August 2022, it was announced that González has signed on loan with Major League Soccer side Minnesota United for the remainder of the season.[7]

United States

Born in the United States to Mexican parents,[8] González holds a U.S. and Mexican citizenship, which made him eligible to represent either the United States or Mexico.[9] González represented the United States at several international youth levels ranging from the under-15 side to the under-20 side, including the under-17 side.


In January 2018, he communicated his desire to represent Mexico at senior level.[8][10] On 24 January 2018, González received his one-time switch from FIFA, clearing him to play for Mexico.[11] On 31 January 2018, González made his debut appearance for Mexico in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina, coming in as a substitute for Elías Hernández at the 57th minute.[12]

On 22 May 2018, he was called up to the under-21 side that participated at the 2018 Toulon Tournament in France.[13] He started in all group stage matches and the semi-final but did not appear in the final — where Mexico lost 2–1 against England — due to an injury.[14]

Despite having switched to the Mexico national football team, González did not receive a call up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[15]

González was blocked by his club Monterrey from joining the under-20 squad for the 2019 U-20 World Cup.[16],_born_1999)