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'Chicharito' set to face Americans
August 10th, 2012 8:11PM
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TAGS:  men's national team, mexico


[USA-MEXICO] Mexico has called up five foreign-based stars for its friendly against the USA Wednesday at Mexico City's Azteca Stadium (TV, ESPN2, ESPN3, Univision, 8 p.m. ET).

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez and new Valencia signing Andres Guardado are among the players.

Four players each from Monterrey and its city rival, Tigres, are also in the squad.

Mexico Roster:
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio/FRA), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
Defenders: Francisco Javier Rodriguez (VfB Stuttgart/GER), Hector Moreno (Espanyol/SPA), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Enrique Perez (Morelia), Adrian Aldrete (Club America)
Midfielders: Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Manuel Viniegra (Tigres), Edgar Gerardo Lugo (Santos), Pablo Barrera (Cruz Azul), Andres Guardado (Valencia/SPA), Angel Reyna (Monterrey)
Forwards: Elias Hernandez (Tigres), Aldo De Nigris (Monterrey), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United/ENG)

1 comment
  1. cisco martinez
    commented on: August 12, 2012 at 11:34 a.m.
    If history is any indicator, USA will lose this game. In 1997 during the World Cup Qualifiers, I heard the announcers at that time note, "Mexico's record at the Azteca against the US...has never lost." Even listening to Alexi Lalas interview in 1998, he said, "it was like playing in the thunderdome...over 100,000..its intimidating."

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