Mexico's Herrera picks eight 'Europeos'
[WORLD CUP 2014 COUNTDOWN] Mexico coach Miguel Herrera, who went without any of El Tri's European-based players for the
World Cup qualifying playoffs, has called in eight "Europeos" for the March 5 friendly against Nigeria in Atlanta.
World Cup 2014 qualifying
GP PLAYER (TEAM)
16 Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)
14 Andres Guardado (Bayer
12 Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal)
12 Hector Moreno (Espanyol)
11 Javier Aquino (Villarreal)
5 Hector Herrera (Porto)
4 Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio)
Diego Reyes (Porto)
Herrera, who took over El Tri, first on an interim basis, after Mexico dropped to fourth in the final Hexagonal standings, recently returned from a whirlwind tour of
Europe where he met with many of Mexico's stars.
Five of the players had started in the USA's 2-0 win over Mexico in Columbus. For the playoff series against New Zealand, Herrera,
Mexico's fourth coach in five qualifiers, went solely with Mexican-based players, the majority from Club America, which he coached.
The one player not returning for the game against
Nigeria will be Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela, who has been at odds with the Mexican federation and did not take part in qualifying.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls stay on top Oct. 6, 4:42 a.m. |
Three weeks to go in the MLS season and only four teams have clinched playoff spots. ... What They're Saying: Chung Mong Joon Oct. 6, 2:46 a.m.
"The true danger is that they are not only sabotaging my candidacy. They are sabotaging FIFA's ... Thorns confirm Parsons as coach for 2016 NWSL season Oct. 6, 2:30 a.m.
The Portland Timbers have hired 29-year-old Mark Parsons as their new head coach less than a ... What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore Oct. 6, 1:44 a.m.
"Just personal issues, and when things aren't right there, it makes it tough to go to ... NASL: Ottawa accomplishes Mission 1 Oct. 6, 1:34 a.m.
Ottawa Fury FC clinched its first-ever NASL postseason berth with a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton ... TV Report: MLS expands into Latin America Oct. 6, 12:56 a.m.
MLS has reached an agreement with Fox Sports Latin America to televise live league matches in ... Concacaf Cup at Rose Bowl is sellout Oct. 5, 5:33 p.m.
Saturday's USA-Mexico match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., for the Concacaf Cup is a ... Video Pick: Nemeth solo golazo leads best of MLS Oct. 5, 5:31 p.m.
Kansas City's Krisztian Nemeth started in the center circle of his own half before slaloming through ... Gio dos Santos out of USA-Mexico with muscle strain Oct. 5, 5:14 p.m.
Giovani dos Santos will miss Saturday's USA-Mexico game for the Concacaf Cup as he was injured ... What They're Saying: David Nakhid Oct. 5, 2:14 p.m.
"Frankly, I think this might be the last time this group gets together for a while. ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives