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De la Torre picks team for first Tri match
February 3rd, 2011 4:44PM

TAGS:  mexico


[MEXICO] For his first game as Mexico national team coach, Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre called up only six European-based players for Wednesday's game against Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Joining the Mexican team are standouts Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Manchester United, England), Giovanni dos Santos (Racing Santander, Spain), and Carlos Salcido (Fulham, England).

De la Torre's contingent of Mexican-based players includes representatives of nine different clubs.
The match against Bosnia-Herzegovina will kick off Mexico's 2011 U.S. tour. It will also face Paraguay in Oakland on March 26, and Venezuela in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on March 29.
Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul/MEX), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca/MEX)
Defenders: Carlos Salcido (Fulham/ENG), Hector Moreno (AZ/NED), Francisco Javier Rodriguez (PSV/NED), Paul Aguilar (Pachuca/MEX), Ivan Estrada (Santos/MEX), Edgar Duenas (Toluca/MEX), Jonny Magallon (Guadalajara/MEX), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres/MEX).
Midfielders: Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul/MEX), Israel Castro (UNAM/MEX), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey/MEX), Antonio Naelson Sinha (Toluca, MEX), Luis Perez (Monterrey/MEX).
Forwards: Javier Hernandez (Manchester United/ENG), Giovanni dos Santos (Racing de Santander/SPA), Pablo Barrera (West Ham United/ENG), Edgar Pacheco (Atlas/MEX), Nestor Calderon (Toluca/MEX), Jose Maria Cardenas (Santos/MEX), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey/MEX).

  1. David Huff
    commented on: February 4, 2011 at 11:49 a.m.
    Its still odd getting used to another national team using the US as a "home" location. Its too bad the FMF doesn't take it a step further and "share" with the USMNT players like Vela, Dos Santos, Torrado, Chicharito and Ochoa. I'm also shocked that the FMF has not demanded the inclusion on the roster of the greatest portero (GK)in the history of Mexican futbal, Oscar Perez. {laughing}
  1. David Huff
    commented on: February 5, 2011 at 1:01 a.m.
    Hola mi amigo Ric, my typonese caught up with me. Humor me with my fantasy of putting together a combined US/Mexico squad that would kick ass against others, I know its against the FIFA rules but damn would make for a cool "friendly".

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