Mexican Soccer

Mexico releases Gold Cup Roster


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Mexico head coach José Manuel de la Torre has released his roster for this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup, and there are a couple of notable exclusions.

While the squad is highlighted by Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, key players Jonathan Dos Santos and Carlos Vela have been left off for the El Tri side that will look to repeat as champions of CONCACAF.

The former head coach of Mexican side Toluca, de la Torre chose three members from the side that he coached for the three years. Toluca was the second-most represented team in the squad, second only to CONCACAF Champions League winner Monterrey, which has four representatives. 

Major League Soccer will be represented on the Mexico roster, as New York Red Bulls defender Rafael Marquez was called up for his fourth Gold Cup.

Here is Mexico's 23-man roster:


GOALKEEPERS – José de Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Guillermo Ochoa (América).

DEFENDERS – Ricardo Osorio (Monterrey), Édgar Dueñas (Toluca), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Rafael Márquez (New York Red Bulls), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (PSV Eindhoven), Héctor Moreno (AZ Alkmaar), Carlos Salcido (Fulham FC).

MIDFIELDERS – Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Israel Castro (UNAM Pumas), Luis Ernesto Pérez (Monterrey), Jesús Zavala (Monterrey), Antonio Naelson Sinha (Toluca), Ãngel Reyna (América), Efraín Juárez (Celtic), Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña).

FORWARDS – Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Giovani Dos Santos (Racing de Santander), Javier Hernández (Manchester United), Pablo Barrera (West Ham), Elías Hernández (Morelia).


What do you think of Dos Santos and Vela being left off the roster? Any other notable exclusions/inclusions that caught your attention? How do you see Mexico faring this summer?

Share your thoughts below.

  • L.R.

    And WHEN has the US beaten Mexico with Ochoa on goal???

    Yeah…that’s what I thought!


  • George F.

    What arrogance! And where are the Giggs, Nani, Valencia and Park of the NATS???

    Giovani Dos Santos and Andres Guardado are every bit as good as Valencia, don’t care what you say! The other three are a one of a kind.


  • JohnC

    minus the fact that Marquez is 32 and Donovan is 29 and you would assume that Marquez does not have a shot at the next world cup so why not focus on club play whereas Donovan will still be a mainstay on the US squad come next world cup


  • Alejandro

    I think that’s part of it … The other part is playing time and unwillingness to play in bottom-tier teams. No disrespect to the US players but they’re more willing to do this.


  • Alejandro

    But he did choke and allow some pretty easy goals. He’s a nervous wreck if you ask me.


  • Alejandro

    I disagree. He DOES have bad games but overall consistent, solid back with big contributions to the attack. There’s a reason he was a regular at Eindhoven. The problem with him at Fulham is he’s claimed homesickness and he think’s he’s already proven himself. I don’t think he has, not in England yet.


  • Alejandro

    The other thing about this is Donovan is a bit harder to replace than Marquez. Hector Moreno is more than cabable of filling his shoes. Donovan’s tenacity and never-say-die attitude takes generations to duplicate.


  • Alejandro

    Probably the most foolish comment here. Think with the soccer side of your brain, not national pride. Yes, US is amazing compared to the 94 team, but these teams battle it out everything single time. Now more than ever, both have good players kicking butt in Europe. Barrera is a bench warmer (sometimes not even called up) because of a man who no longer has his job. He is top talent, and like many American players, can hack it when given a chance. Besides, rusty doesn’t produce two quality crosses which result in goals during a game against south american opposition.


  • Alejandro

    Watch some footage on hector moreno, you might reconsider your comment. But it does apply to Marquez and Osorio.


  • Alejandro

    I hope not because that would mean he does not need a team … You’re an idiot and a hater. Live better.


  • El Tri Al Cien

    If being a goal poacher is so easy “like” Chicharo is supposedly,WHY isn’t everybody poaching goals all the time as well?


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