Gio dos Santos out of USA-Mexico with muscle strain

Giovani dos Santos will miss Saturday's USA-Mexico game for the Concacaf Cup as he was injured in Sunday's LA Galaxy match at Seattle. Dos Santos left late in the match at CenturyLink Field with a muscle strain. He was replaced by Club America midfielder Javier Guemez on El Tri roster.

In 10 appearances across all competitions, dos Santos has recorded four goals and six assists for the Galaxy. He had been injured during the Gold Cup and did not play in Mexico's 3-1 win over Jamaica in the final. He was not called in for Mexico's friendlies against Trinidad & Tobago and Argentina in September.

Mexico's squad includes captain Andres Guardado and former captain Rafael Marquez, both of whom were injured recently playing in Europe and had been doubtfuls for the match against the USA.

Mexico Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Moises Munoz (Club America); Alfredo Talavera (Toluca); Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)
DEFENDERS (8): Paul Aguilar (Club America); Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad/Spain); Rafael Marquez (Hellas Verona/Italy); Hector Moreno (PSV/Netherlands); Miguel Layun (Porto/Portugal); Hector Herrera (Porto, Portugal); Arturo Rivas (Tigres); Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Israel Jimenez (Tigres); Andres Guardado (PSV/Netherlands); Javier Guemez (Club America); Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon); Javier Aquino (Tigres); Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal/ Spain)
FORWARDS (6): Oribe Peralta (Club America); Raul Jimenez (Benfica/Portugal); Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad/Spain); Carlos Esquivel (Toluca); Jesus Corona (Porto/Portugal); Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen/Germany)
2 comments about "Gio dos Santos out of USA-Mexico with muscle strain".
  1. Santiago 1314, October 5, 2015 at 11:39 p.m.

    Humm!?!?!?..Gio knows where his Paycheck comes from...He Doesn't want to be a part of this Debacle...

  2. Santiago 1314, October 5, 2015 at 11:42 p.m.

    I never Figured that the Injuries to Guardado and Rafa where "For Real"...

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