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'Chicharito' gets Mexico callup
by Paul Kennedy, February 18th, 2010 4:42PM

TAGS:  mexico, world cup


[WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, the new darling of Mexican soccer, headlines the team of 18 players -- all domestically based -- Mexican national team Coach Javier Aguirre named for the upcoming international match on Wednesday at Candlestick Park in San Francisco against Bolivia.

"Chicharito" ("Little Pea") has eight goals already for Guadalajara, which set a Mexican league record for the most consecutive victories to start the season, winning its sixth game with a 1-0 victory over Pachuca and surpassing the mark set by Club America, which won its first five matches in 2002 before tying its sixth.

Other Mexican stars called up include former Chicago Fire star Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Gerardo Torrado and Jonny Magallon.

The game in San Francisco kicks off Mexico's six-city tour that will also visit Los Angeles, Charlotte, New York, Chicago and Houston ending on May 13.
Bolivian coach Eduardo Villegas' squad includes former MLS midfielder Joselito Vaca, and 17-year-old Samuel Galindo, who was recently signed by Arsenal.
Mexico Roster:
Goalkeepers: Luis Ernesto Michel (Guadalajara/MEX), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey/MEX)
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Pachuca/MEX), Efrain Juarez (UNAM/MEX), Hugo Ayala (Atlas/MEX), Jonny Magallon (Guadalajara/MEX), Jorge Torres Nilo (Atlas/MEX), Adrian Aldrete (Morelia/MEX)
Midfielders: Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul/MEX), Israel Castro (UNAM/MEX), Luis Miguel Noriega (Puebla/MEX) Braulio Luna (San Luis/MEX)
Forwards: Aldo Jesus De Nigris (Monterrey/MEX), Javier Hernandez (Guadalajara/MEX), Pablo Barrera (UNAM/MEX), Enrique Esqueda (Club America/ MEX), Angel Eduardo Reyna (Club America/MEX), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz/MEX)
Bolivia Roster:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Suarez (Oriente Petrolero/BOL), Daniel Vaca (Wilstermann/BOL)
Defenders: Santos Amador (The Strongest/BOL), Edemir Rodriguez (Real Potosi/BOL), Luis Gutierrez (Oriente Petrolero/BOL), Ronald Eguino (Real Potosi/BOL), Marvin Bejarano (Universitario/BOL), Nicolas Suarez (Oriente Petrolero/BOL)
Midfielders: Jair Torrico (Wilstermann/BOL), Ignacio Garcia (Aurora/BOL), Walter Veizaga (Wilstermann/BOL), Rolando Ribera (San Jose/BOL), Edgar Olivares (Wilstermann/BOL), Joselito Vaca (Oriente Petrolero/BOL), Alejandro Chumacero (The Strongest/BOL), Jhasmani Campos (Oriente Petrolero/BOL), Helmut Gutierrez (Real Potosi/BOL), Samuel Galindo (Arsenal/ENG)
Forwards: Gilbert Alvarez (Callejas/BOL), Alcides Pena (Oriente Petrolero/BOL), Juan Carlos Arce (Oriente Petrolero/BOL)

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