Alan Pulido is leaving Sporting KC — temporarily, that is.
The striker has been chosen to be part of the Mexico Men's National Team, which plays two friendly matches this month in Europe.
Pulido will join the Mexican team for matches against Wales on March 27 in Cardiff, Wales, and against Costa Rica on March 30 in Weiner Neustadt, Austria.
Pulido has five goals in 14 career appearances for Mexico.
He recorded seven goals and five assists in 14 appearances across all competitions during his inaugural season with Sporting KC in 2020. He also was chosen as the club’s Offensive Player of the Year.
SKC finished first in the Western Conference last season and reached the conference semifinal in the MLS Playoffs.
Sporting KC, which is training right now in Arizona, opens its MLS season April 17 at the New York Red Bulls.