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
Eight gold medalists named to Mexico's final 23
by Mike Woitalla, May 9th, 2014 4:27PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mexico, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014] Mexico coach Miguel Herrera won't bother with a 30-man preliminary roster -- having named his final 23-player World Cup squad on Friday. A roster that includes eight players from Mexico’s 2012 Olympic gold-medal team, six European-based players, and 17 who play for Mexican clubs.

Herrera picked five players from Club America, the team he coached when recruited to salvage El Tri’s qualifying campaign. Not making the squad was Club America keeper Moises Munoz, who spent part of his youth living in Northern California. Munoz, who played for Herrera at Club America, played in both playoff wins against New Zealand and in El Tri’s 2-2 tie with the USA in April.

Tigres defender Carlos Salcido, a veteran of the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, earned a spot despite not having previously called in by Herrera.

Salcido is among nine 2010 World Cup nine returnees, who include Rafael Marquez, Giovani Dos Santos and Javier Hernandez.

As had been announced after Herrera visited him at Real Sociedad in February, Carlos Vela, arguably Mexico’s most talented attacker, will not be ending his estrangement from El Tri that began in 2011.

The Olympic gold medalists in the squad are Jesus Corona, Diego Reyes, Hector Herrera, Marco Fabian, Raul JimenezOribe Peralta, Salcido and dos Santos. Isaac Brizuela, who was born in San Jose, also made the team.

World Cup 2014: Warmup Schedule

Mexico will play three warmup games in the USA, against Ecuador May 31 in Arlington, Texas; Bosnia-Herzogovina June 3 in Chicago; and Portugal June 6 in Foxboro, Mass.

Mexico Roster (23 players)
Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio/FRA), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Club America), Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Miguel Layun (Club America), Rafael Marquez (Leon), Hector Moreno (Espanyol/SPA), Diego Reyes (Porto/POR), Francisco Javier Rodriguez (Club America), Carlos Salcido (Tigres).
Midfielders: Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul), Hector Herrera (Porto/POR), Juan Carlos Medina (Club America), Luis Montes (Leon), Carlos Pena (Leon), Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon).
Forwards: Giovani Dos Santos (Villarreal/SPA), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United/ENG), Raul Jimenez (Club America), Oribe Peralta (Santos), Alan Pulido (Tigres).


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Canada International Friendly Player Ratings    
The USA closed out its winter camp with a 1-0 win over Canada on a late ...
UCLA lands Pugh and Fleming in recruiting coup    
UCLA has signed U.S. women's national team player Mallory Pugh and Canadian Women's World Cup veteran ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 4)    
Columbus Crew SC now has Ola Kamara to go along with Kei Kamara. The 26-year-old Ola ...
USA-Canada Preview: Youngsters should get second look    
Jurgen Klinsmann says he has two short-term goals for the USA's second and final test of ...
What They're Saying: Megan Rapinoe    
"Naturally, we're upset. The players are very, very upset. We feel disrespected. We feel that our ...
What They're Saying: Jerome Kiesewetter    
"I always did [feel like an American]. My mom always told me about my dad, about ...
Detroit City FC hits financing goal for stadium work    
Detroit City FC, the community-based NPSL team that has become a hit in the Motor City, ...
Video Pick: The Vardy Volley    
In case you missed it, or would like to see it again from every possible angle, ...
Under the hood of MLS's CBA    
The contours of the collective bargaining agreement MLS reached with the MLS Players Union have been ...
Making a List: 2015 U-17s in the pros    
Joshua Perez, nephew of former U.S. World Cup player Hugo Perez, signed with Italy's Fiorentina, becoming ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives