Araujo, a two-time MLS All-Star, is pushing to make Mexico’s World Cup squad. That’s the byproduct of being arguably the best attacking right back in MLS, supplying a career-high eight assists for the Galaxy in 2022 thus far.
Araujo has been a week-in, week-out starter in LA for three-plus seasons now, and while he doesn’t quite qualify as a homegrown player, it’s clear he takes pride in playing locally. But Araujo isn’t afraid to vocalize his desire to play in Europe, either, with FC Barcelona among those linked to him during the summer transfer window. At the right time, at the right price, those dreams could come true.