D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon has opened the door to representing Trinidad and Tobago, confirming that he'll make the call on his international allegiance in the coming months.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, the 25-year-old is eligible to play for the Caribbean nation through his father -- T&T international and former NASL player Leroy DeLeon.
DeLeon has declined two previous call ups from T&T, but now says that the pull of international football is too good to turn down.
"I have been approached by [T&T] multiple times. I'll know in the next month what team I'll be playing for," DeLeon said at MLS Media Day.
"It's exciting, very exciting. You're exposed to a lot more teams, a lot more coaches. It's a lot higher competition where you can test yourself against some of the best guys."
DeLeon knows that he can turn to his father for advice but, in the end, only he can make the final decision.
"I'll ask his advice as far as what he thinks of the team and that type of thing," DeLeon said. "But as far as where he wants me to play, it's up to me.
"He's in my corner, wherever that is."