The U20 World Cup is a great showcase though - Adu parlayed a good stint there to a contract abroad. I wondered at the time if Padilla might regret turning down the offer. According to Rongen, he already has.
He’s a part of Chivas Guadalajara, where he’s not happy right now and feels he might have made some bad choices and allowed the pressure from Chivas to get to him. He very much wants to represent his country. This is after the World Cup, so he realized the importance and expressed to me that he’d eventually like to play for the