Mexico, Honduras release Olympic qualifying rosters

Mexico, Honduras release Olympic qualifying rosters


Mexico, Honduras release Olympic qualifying rosters


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The United States Under-23 men's national team's two chief competitors for a berth in this summer's Olympics are Mexico and Honduras, and both have released their rosters for this month's CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

D.C. United winger Andy Najar made the final cut for Honduras after being a part of the 28-man preliminary roster that was announced earlier this week.

As for Mexico, Mexican-American midfielder Ricardo Bocanegra, who was with the U-23s for their friendly against the United States on Feb. 29, was left off the roster, while rising Chivas de Guadalajara star Erick Torres was added to it.

These rosters are not necessarily final, as teams have up to March 21 to make any adjustments before the qualifying tournament begins the following day. The U.S. roster is expected to be released early next week.

Here are the Olympic qualifying rosters for Mexico and Honduras:


GOALKEEPERS: Hugo Gonzalez (America), Antonio Rodriguez (Veracruz), Liborio Sanchez (Queretaro).

DEFENDERS: Nestor Araujo (Cruz Azul), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Miguel Ponce (Chivas), Israel Jimenez (Tigres UANL), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Hugo Rodriguez (Atlas), Diego Reyes (America).

MIDFIELDERS: Javier Aquino (Cruz Azul), David Cabrera (Pumas UNAM), Nestor Calderon (Toluca), Javier Cortes (Pumas UNAM), Jorge Enrqiuez (Chivas), Hector Herrera (Pachuca).

FORWARDS: Jeronimo Amione (Atlante), Marco Fabian (Chivas), Alan Pulido (Tigres), Erick Torres (Chivas).


GOALKEEPERS: Jose Mendoza (Platense), Francisco Reyes (Olimpia). 

DEFENDERS: Ever Alvarado (Real Espana), Hilder Colon (Real Espana), Wilmer Crisanto (Victoria), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Johnny Leveron (Motagua), Orlin Peralta (Vida), David Velasquez (Victoria).

MIDFIELDERS: Wilmer Fuentes (Marathon), Mario Martinez (Real Espana), Alexander Lopez (Olimpia), Alfredo Mejia (Motagua), Andy Najar (D.C. United), Arnold Peralta (Vida), Gerson Rodas (Real Espana).

FORWARDS: Eddie Hernandez (Hacken), Anthony Lozano (Alcoyano), Romell Quioto (Vida), Roger Rojas (Olimpia).

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