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Carlos Salcedo called into Mexican U-21 camp

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Per a Tweet he sent out earlier this afternoon, Carlos Salcedo has been called into the latest Mexican U-21 camp. This will be the second time he will be playing for the U-21 team as he was also called into a camp back in April.

Update, Aug. 28 10 a.m.: Salcedo should only miss the FC Dallas match.

It is unclear at this time how long Salcedo will be gone for, but some reports indicate that the camp will conclude on September 9th. If that is the case, Salcedo would miss the RSL matches with San Jose and Dallas.

After not seeing much playing time for the first half of the season, Salcedo has seen an increase of playing time over the past month for RSL.

He came into a difficult situation to play 40 minutes at center back after the red card to Aaron Maund in the 8/2 match at Colorado. The following week he played at right back in the RSL shutout of DC United. He followed up that performance by playing both center back and dmid in the match against Tijuana. Finally he continued to show his versatility in playing left back in the final minutes of the match against Seattle.

If Salcedo continues to impress his Mexican coaches, there would be a good chance that he could participate in the qualification process for the 2016 Olympics where Mexico will be trying to defend the gold medal it won in London.