Mexico set to open first national team camp since pandemic hit

Mexico will be the first Concacaf team to host an international match since the COVID-19 pandemic hit when it plays Costa Rica on Sept. 30 in Guadalajara.

Head coach Tata Martino picked an all-domestic squad -- 26 players -- for a training camp that runs from Sunday to Wednesday in Mexico City. For the first training camp, two former MLS players were called up: Carlos Salcedo (Real Salt Lake) and Uriel Antuna (LA Galaxy).

El Tri, which has not played a game in 2020, will then head to Europe for a friendly against the Netherlands on Oct. 7. For that match, Martino is expected to pick a team of European players.

Mexico won't have an official match until June 2021 when it plays in the Concacaf Nations League final four.

Mexico Roster:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Gonzalez (Monterrey), Guillermo Ochoa (Club America), Jonathan Orozco (Tijuana), Alfredo Talavera (UNAM)
Defenders: Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Miguel Layun (Monterrey), Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Luis Rodriguez (Tigres), Luis Romo (Cruz Azul), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres), Jorge Sanchez (Club America), Gilberto Sepulveda (Guadalajara), Johan Vasquez (UNAM)
Midfielders: Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Uriel Antuna (Guadalajara), Fernando Beltran (Guadalajara), Luis Chavez (Pachuca), Sebastian Cordova (Club America), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey), Ivan Rodriguez (Leon), Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul)
Forwards: Santiago Gimenez (Cruz Azul), Mauro Lainez (Tijuana), Jose Juan Macias (Guadalajara), Henry Martin (Club America), Alexis Vega (Guadalajara).
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