Mexico names strong squad to face Honduras and USMNT

Mexico names strong squad to face Honduras and USMNT

World Cup Qualifying

Mexico names strong squad to face Honduras and USMNT

Javier Hernandez, Andres Guardado

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Mexican National Team has called in as strong a squad as possible for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and the United States, with Javier Hernandez and Giovani Dos Santos leading the 22-player squad announced late on Wednesday.

With the exception of forward Carlos Vela, who remains an outcast for the national team despite playing well in Spain, and injured starlet Marco Fabian, the Mexican team has pretty much full-strength squad for March qualifiers.

Here is the team:

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

DefendersSevero Meza (Monterrey), Jonny Magallon (Leon), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Club America), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Diego Reyes (Club America), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Carlos Salcido (Tigres)

MidfieldersJesus Zavala (Monterrey), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Jesus Molina (Club America), Hector Herrera (Pachuca), Javier Aquino (Villarreal/Spain), Andres Guardado (Valencia/Spain), Ángel Reyna (Pachuca)

ForwardsGiovani dos Santos (Mallorca), Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Omar Bravo (Atlas), Raúl Jiménez (America)

Santos Laguna striker Oribe Peralta suffered an injury in his team’s CONCACAF Champions League victory against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night and his status for the upcoming qualifiers is in doubt.

Mexico faces a tough trip to San Pedro Sula to take on Honduras on March 22nd before returning to Mexico City to host the United States at Estadio Azteca on March 26th.

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