Hometown: Sacramento, California
Previous Club: San Jose Earthquakes
Barajas enters his first season with the Black and Yellow after signing a multi-year contract in September 2022. The 16-year-old has represented both the United States and Mexico at the youth international level.
A native of Sacramento, California, Barajas was previously a member of the talented San Jose Earthquakes Academy and competed in the development league MLS NEXT.
The youngster has already established quite the résumé in his career with both the U-17 U.S. national team (five caps) and the U-17 Mexico national team (three caps).
Barajas competed in a UEFA Development Tournament in May 2022 with the USYNT, playing against the youth squads of Portugal, Italy and Belgium. The winger tallied an assist in the match against Belgium, a 0-3 victory. He’s also taken the field against the youth teams of Argentina and Uruguay.
He more recently represented the Mexico U-17s at the International Dream Cup in Japan in June 2022. Fidel featured in matches against Japan, South Korea, and Uruguay, scoring one goal against South Korea and contributing two assists against Uruguay.
Barajas attended Elk Grove Charter School and was ranked the No. 5 player in the U.S. by TopDrawerSoccer for the 2024 high school graduation class this past June.
Prior to San Jose, Fidel was a member of Sacramento Republic FC’s academy in 2020 and youth club FC Sacramento from 2017 to 2019.
The winger holds dual citizenship with the U.S. and Mexico as his family is from Michoacán, Mexico.