No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad

Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under interim coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti that was named on Thursday for friendlies against Trinidad & Tobago Sept. 4 in Sandy, Utah, and Argentina Sept. 8 in Arlington, Texas. They are Mexico's last games before the Oct. 10 winner-take-all playoff at the Rose Bowl against the USA to determine the Concacaf representative in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Also not in the team was dos Santos' younger brother, Jonathan of Spanish club Villarreal, and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, the goalkeeper on Mexico's 2015 Gold Cup-winning team. Giovani dos Santos saw just 86 minutes of action at the Gold Cup as he battled an adductor injury.

Ferretti replaced Miguel Herrera, who was fired for an altercation with a television commentator at the Philadelphia Airport the day Mexico beat Jamaica to win the Gold Cup.

Mexico Roster:
Goalkeepers: Moises Munoz (Club America), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Club America), Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad) Francisco Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Rafa Marquez (Hellas Verona), Hector Moreno (PSV), Oswaldo Alanis (Guadalajara), Miguel Layun (Watford), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres)
Midfielders: Jesus Duenas (Tigres), Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon), Javier Guemez (Club America), Hector Herrera (Porto), Luis Montes (Leon), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Carlos Esquivel (Toluca), Andres Guardado (PSV), Jesus Corona (FC Twente)
Forwards: Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Raul Jimenez (Benfica)
3 comments about "No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad".
  1. Ric Fonseca, August 28, 2015 at 2:54 p.m.

    Hey, nine of the guys on the team play in Europe. Hmm, wonder what this means???

  2. Super Loco, August 28, 2015 at 8:43 p.m.

    Look them them up Ric: Real Sociedad, Hellas Veron, PSV, Watford, Porto,FC Twente, Manchester United, & Benfica. All in Europe: Spanish, English, Dutch, Frence and Italian leagues all being represented bro

  3. Santiago 1314, August 28, 2015 at 9:28 p.m.

    Lo significa that Rafa is going to get Scorched by USA in The Rose Bowl...jajaja

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