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Hex Countdown: Mexico loses Guardado with leg injury
by Paul Kennedy, March 20th, 2017 8:19PM
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Andres Guardado (injured right leg) is the latest Mexican player to drop out of El Tri's March World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign because of an injury. He follows Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jesus Corona (Porto), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca) and Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt). 

Hexagonal Schedule:
MATCHDAY 3
Friday, March 24

Trin. & Tobago vs. Panama (7 om ET, beIN Sports, beIN Sports en Espanol)
Mexico vs. Costa Rica (8:30 pm ET, FS1, UniMas, UDN)
USA vs. Honduras (10:30 pm ET, FS1, UniMas, UDN)

MATCHDAY
4
Tuesday, March 28

Honduras vs. Costa Rica (5 pm ET, NBC Universo)
Trin. & Tobago vs. Mexico (7 pm ET, beIN Sports, Telemundo, NBC Universo)
Panama vs. USA (10 pm ET, beIN Sports, Telemundo, NBC Universo)

USA:
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake).
DEFENDERS (10): Matt Besler (Sporting KC), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin/GER), DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City/ENG), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca/MEX), Michael Orozco (Tijuana/MEX), Tim Ream (Fulham/ENG), Jorge Villafana (Santos/MEX), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas), Graham Zusi (Sporting KC).
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Sacha Kljestan (NY Red Bulls), Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy), Sebastian Lletget (LA Galaxy), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER).
FORWARDS (4): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes).

Costa Rica:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Keylor Navas (Real Madrid/ESP), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense), Danny Carvajal (Saprissa).
DEFENDERS (10): Giancarlo Gonzalez (Palermo/ITA), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps), Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United), Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC), Cristian Gamboa (Celtic/SCO), *Kenner Gutierrez (Alajuenese), Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland/ENG), Michael Umana (Alajuelense), Johnny Acosta (Herediano), Heiner Mora (Saprissa).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Yeltsin Tejeda (Lausanne/SUI), David Guzman (Portland Timbers), Celso Borges (Dep. Coruna/ESP), Christian Bolanos (Vancouver Whitecaps), Bryan Ruiz (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Rodney Wallace (New York City FC), Ulises Segura (Saprissa), Randall Azofeifa (Herediano).
FORWARDS (4): Johan Venegas (Minnesota United), Jose Ortiz (D.C. United), Marco Urena (San Jose Earthquakes) Joel Campbell (Sporting Lisbon/POR).
*Replaced injured Oscar Duarte (Espanyol/ESP).

Honduras:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Donis Escober (Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real Espana), Ricardo Canales (Vida).
DEFENDERS (8): Brayan Beckeles (Necaxa/MEX), Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Maynor Figueroa (FC Dallas), Felix Crisianto (Motagua), Allans Vargas (Real Espana), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/SCO), Ever Alvarado (Olimpia), Cesar Oseguera (Real Espana).
MIDFIELDERS (10): Jorge Claros (Real Espana), Oliver Morazan (Juticalpa), Brayan Acosta (Real Espana), Roger Espinoza (Sporting KC), Erick Andino (Motagua), Mario Martinez (Enppi/EGY), Carlos Disuca (Motagua), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/BEL), Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Romell Quioto (Houston Dynamo).
FORWARDS (5): Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo), Anthony Lozano (Tenerife/ESP), Eddie Hernandez (Tolima/COL), Rubilio Castillo (Motagua), Michael Chirinos (Olimpia).

Mexico:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Guillermo Ochoa (Granada/ESP), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).
DEFENDERS (7): Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina/ITA), Diego Reyes (Espanyol/ESP), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Santos), Hector Moreno (PSV/NED), Oswaldo Alanis (Guadalajara), Miguel Layun (Porto/POR).
MIDFIELDERS (9): Luis Montes (Leon), Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal/ESP), Hector Herrera (Porto/POR), Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Jesus Gallardo (UNAM), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Orbelin Pineda (Guadalajara), Elias Hernandez (Leon), Jesus Duenas (Tigres).
FORWARDS (5): Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad/ESP), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Raul Jimenez (Benfica/POR), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen/GER).

Panama:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucharest/ROM), Jose Calderon (Real Cartagena/COL).
DEFENDERS (8): Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Felipe Baloy (Tauro), Fidel Escobar (Sporting Lisbon B/POR), Luis Ovalle (Zamora/VEN), Michael Murillo (NY Red Bulls), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders), Eric Davis (Dunajska Streda/SVK) Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes).
MIDFIELDERS (9): Ricardo Avila (Koper/SLV), Miguel Camargo (New York City FC), Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes), Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga/COL), Armando Cooper (Toronto FC), Amilcar Henriquez (Arabe Unido), Alberto Quintero (Universitario/PER), Edgar Yoel Barcenas (Tapachula/MEX), Josiel Nunez (Plaza Amador).
FORWARDS (5): Gabriel Torres (Lausanne/SUI), Blas Perez (Blooming/BOL), Tony Taylor (Pacos de Ferreira/POR) Luis Tejada (Universitario/PER), Abdiel Arroyo (Danubio/URU).

Trinidad & Tobago:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Marvin Phillip (Morvant Caledonia United), Jan-Michael Williams (Central FC), Glenroy Samuel (Unattached).
DEFENDERS (9): Carlos Edwards (Unattached), Alvin Jones (W Connection), Tristan Hodge (W Connection), Aubrey David (PS Kemi/FIN), Daneil Cyrus (Unattached), Radanfah Abu Bakr (FK Suduva/LTU), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Sheldon Bateau (KC Krylia Sovetov/RUS), Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids);
MIDFIELDERS (11): Andre Boucaud (Dagenham & Redbridge/ENG), Khaleem Hyland (KV Westerlo/BEL), Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada), Hughtun Hector (W Connection), Leston Paul (Central FC), Cordell Cato (San Jose Earthquakes), Nathan Lewis (San Juan Jabloteh), Hashim Arcia (Defence Force), Kevin Molino (Minnesota United), Joevin Jones (Seattle Sounders), Levi Garcia (AZ/NED);
FORWARDS (3): Kenwyne Jones (Atlanta United FC), Willis Plaza (East Bengal/IND), Jamille Boatswain (Defence Force).


1 comment
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: March 21, 2017 at 12:38 p.m.
    Dropping like flies? "The player had a knock in his right leg and after a test done this morning by the medical staff and in conjunction with the coaching staff of the national team, it was determined that he is out". Sounds almost trivial. Andres Guardado (injured right leg) should read Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven). Imagine that--another star still playing in the Europa League and their club wants to keep them at home. Why does everyone want to avoid the Hex?

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