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Mexico announces squad for USMNT friendly

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Mexico has included some familiar MLS faces in its squad to face the United States Men’s National Team in San Antonio on April 15.

Former Chivas USA striker Erick “Cubo” Torres and former Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo have been named to Miguel Herrera’s 19-man squad. Both are now standouts at Chivas de Guadalajara, though Torres will return to MLS with the Houston Dynamo once the Liga MX Clausura ends. Salcedo could win his first cap for his country.

All of Herrera’s selections currently play in Liga MX. Club America striker Oribe Peralta has been recalled after missing Mexico’s friendlies against Ecuador and Paraguay at the end of March. Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez, a defender for Cruz Azul, had to withdraw from that squad for personal reasons, but he has been called up in the latest team.

Herrera has said he wants to use 2014 World Cup veterans as the base of the Mexico squad to contest the Gold Cup, leaving spots open on the team that will travel to Chile for the Copa America.

Mexican National Team squad:

Goalkeepers: Cirilo Saucedo (Tijuana), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)

Defenders: Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Julio “Cata” Dominguez (Cruz Azul), Oswaldo Alanis (Santos), Adrian Aldrete (Santos), George Corral (Queretaro), Gerardo Flores (Cruz Azul), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Efrain Velarde (Monterrey), Carlos Salcedo (Chivas)

Midfielders: Luis “Chapo” Montes (Leon), Antonio Rios (Toluca), Jurgen Damm (Pachuca), Mario Osuna (Queretaro), Luis Rodriguez (Chiapas)

Forwards: Oribe Peralta (Club America), Erick “Cubo” Torres (Chivas), Eduardo “Lalo” Herrera (Pumas)


  1. Parks the bus??? You can do better than that, they haven’t been that team since BB left! The US is just better collectively than Mexico and have been for some time and saying otherwise is just overlooking the facts! Now, I can’t argue with you that Mexico may have better individual talent but we’re not far behind!

    • Collectively, Mexico was better in 2011 and 2012.

      We were better in 2013.

      2014 goes to Mexico and 2015 has so far proven they are better collectively.

      Not sure what facts you’re talking about.

    • You’d have to give the US the edge in this one in my opinion! Mejico may have more players playing at bigger clubs but aside from the 2011 GC final, they haven’t come close to beating us thus my predicting a win!

      • I think that’s because the US always parks the bus against Mexico lol I don’t think US (or any other CONCACAF team for that matter) will play toe to toe against them.

      • Yeah usmnt wins over mexico don’t count unless we play the style that mexico wants us to play. Anything else is bad and we should feel bad.

      • That’s incredibly disingenuous since we’ve never really come close to playing Mexico off the pitch the way they have proven they can do to us in recent times.

        Saying they haven’t beaten us since 2011 is pretty selective too since we only played them twice in official games since the 2011 Gold Cup final and the game at Azteca, despite the result, was embarrassing. Even during the game in Columbus, I didn’t really ever feel like we were superior to them. Which is troubling given the fact that Mexico was mirred in turmoil and seemed to be on a free fall.

  2. Maza, Cata, Chapo, Cubo, Lalo — our guys (in addition to Deuce and Mix) need some nicknames too. The floor is open for suggestions.

  3. El Tri obviously going with a 5 man back line. Return on Montes and the emergence of Damm in the midfield are what im looking for. Overall looks like Mexico’s Copa America team..and looks like a good one.

    • I read somewhere that Damm is the second fastest player in the world behind Bale. That guys has to be Europe-bound at some point.

  4. trying to build and all latino/mexican league US lineup, lol


    run it!! lol

    • Would not surprise me to see the USMNT look similar to that in a decade with some Germans sprinkled in some positions.

    • Not sure why you keep posting this everywhere. Why don’t we pick the best players without worrying about their race/ethnicity?

      • “everywhere”?… i posted it twice because i realized the first was on an older page and this one made more sense. not to mention it was a comment made in jest. I don’t think that’s the lineup to go for i was just curious what it would look like, relax, weirdo. I simply thought it would be interesting to (on paper…) see a latino lineup in reference to playing mexico. way to take the fun out of everything.

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