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Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez won't be participating in the United States' friendly with Mexico next week, but his trio of offensive teammates that did most of the damage in Mexico's Gold Cup final victory most certainly will.
Giovani Dos Santos, Andres Guardado and Pablo Barrera will all represent El Tri in Philadelphia next week, along with New York Red Bulls centerback Rafa Marquez and four of the five players who were suspended from the Gold Cup for testing positive for banned substance clenbuterol.
Chicharito is missing the match because of a concussion he suffered in training prior to the MLS All-Star Game.
Here is Mexico's roster for the friendly:
MEXICO ROSTER FOR U.S. FRIENDLY
GOALKEEPERS – Guillermo Ochoa (AC Ajaccio), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).
DEFENDERS – Efrain Juarez (Real Zaragoza), Francisco Rodriguez (VfB Stuttgart), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Carlos Salcido (Fulham), Rafa Marquez (New York Red Bulls), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Paul Aguilar (America).
MIDFIELDERS – Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Israel Castro (Cruz Azul), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Sinha (Toluca), Andres Guardado (Deportivo de La Coruna), Christian Bermudez (Atlante), Javier Aquino (Cruz Azul).
FORWARDS – Giovani Dos Santos (Tottenham), Pablo Barrera (West Ham), Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna), Omar Arellano (Chivas de Guadalajara).
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