Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Marquez is back for final Mexico qualifiers
by Paul Kennedy, October 3rd, 2013 7:50PM

TAGS:  mexico, world cup 2014


[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Rafael Marquez, whose hasn't played a competitive game for Mexico since the 2011 Gold Cup, is among 26 players new coach Victor Manuel Vucetich called up for the final Mexico qualifiers against Panama Oct. 11 in Mexico City and at Costa Rica four days later.

Five players who played in the 2-0 loss to the USA were not called up. They include Angel Reyna and Hector Moreno, who are injured. Also dropped was Francisco Rodriguez, who served as captain for much of former coach Chepo de la Torre's tenure.

Mexico finds itself in fifth place in the Hexagonal behind Panama on total goals, though a win over the Canaleros at Azteca Stadium would likely be enough to claim no worse than fourth place and a playoff against New Zealand in November.

Honduras leads Mexico by three points in the battle for the third Concacaf berth along with the USA and Costa Rica.

Vucetich will have to cut down Mexico's squad to 23 players on game day.

Mexico Roster:
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio, France), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).
Defenders: Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Rafael Marquez (Leon), Jonny Magallon (Leon), Miguel Layun (Club America), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Carlos Salcido (Tigres).
Midfielders: Gerardo Torrado  (Cruz Azul), Christian Gimenez (Cruz Azul), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Luis Montes (Leon), Carlos Pena (Leon), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Lucas Lobos (Tigres), Fernando Arce (Tijuana), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara), Javier Aquino (Villarreal, Spain), Giovani Dos Santos (Villarreal, Spain).
Forwards: Javier Hernandez (Manchester United, England), Oribe Peralta (Santos), Raul Jimenez (Club America), Aldo de Nigris (Guadalajara).

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
Lloyd and Ellis are nominees for FIFA awards    
Carli Lloyd, whose hat trick led the USA to a 5-2 win over Japan in the ...
Waldrum (still without a contract) returns to T&T women    
When Trinidad & Tobago faces the USA in the first of two friendlies Sunday in Honolulu, ...
What They're Saying: Orlando City owner Flavio Augusto da Silva    
"Five years ago, [MLS] paid to [be on television]. In 2010, it was paid $68 million, ...
New U-17 cycle begins on cautionary note    
In past years, the Nike International Friendlies, the annual year-end tournament for the age group that ...
Report: Miami Beckham United moves on to fourth option    
David Beckham's group seeking a home for an MLS club has its maps of Miami out ...
Close call can't erase Red Bulls' sense of accomplishment    
A year that started in controversy and uproar ended with another playoff setback, but during 2015 ...
What They're Saying: Dax McCarty    
"The first thing I want to do is to apologize to our fans. They've been fantastic ...
Video Pick: Dortmund pals perform synchronized warm-up    
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Bundesliga's leading scorer, and Marco Reus' balletic warmup (dubbed a "Bromance ...
Video Pick: Barcelona delivers a Messi & Neymar montage    
Barcelona put together a one-minute video featuring the feats of its two FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 ...
MLS: RSL's Schuler, Gil and Silva are out of contract    
Real Salt Lake re-signed defender Jamison Olave and exercised the 2016 contract options on seven players, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives