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Guardado, Marquez included in 25-man Mexico roster for CONCACAF Cup


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The statuses of Andres Guardado and Rafael Marquez remain anything but certain, but Mexico head coach Ricardo ‘Tuca” Ferretti is keeping every option open.

Both Guardado and Marquez are among a 25-man roster released by Mexico on Thursday ahead of the October 10 CONCACAF Cup. Thursday was the final day for teams to submit 23-man rosters ahead of the one-off clash at the Rose Bowl.

The duo’s status has been up in the air for recent weeks, as both have been in a race against time to recover from injuries. Guardado is currently battling an ankle issue suffered in mid-September, while Marquez has been out of action as of late due to adductor issues.

Joining Guardado and Marquez on the roster are fellow regulars Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos, as well as Carlos Vela and Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez.

Absent from the list is Malaga goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who was left off the roster in favor of the Mexican-based trio of Moises Munoz, Alfredo Talavera and Jonathan Orozco.

Here is Mexico’s roster below:

GOALKEEPERS: Moises Munoz (America), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)

DEFENDERS: Paul Aguilar (America), Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad), Rafa Marquez (Hellas Verona), Hector Moreno (PSV), Miguel Layun (Porto), Arturo Rivas (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Israel Jimenez (Tigres), Miguel Herrera (Pachuca)

MIDFIELDERS: Hector Herrera (Porto), Andres Guardado (PSV), Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Carlos Pena (Leon), Jesus “Tecatito” Corona (Porto), Carlos Esquivel (Toluca)

FORWARDS: Oribe Peralta (America), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy).

What do you think of the Mexico roster? Any surprises?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. basically 23 man roster plus Guardado and Marquez, just in case they can work some magic before Monday.

    Only real surprise is leaving Memo Ochoa out but he is not playing at Malaga and the other three options are just as good.

      • Guzan cost us the Gold Cup, well going to the final of the Gold Cup. Not sure we would’ve beaten Mexico when they ran all over Jamaica who actually dominated USMNT, our glorious team with the Chancellor at the helm.

    • I agree. Beating them with a depleted squad doesn’t mean much. Our best against their best – that’s what I want to see.

      • Give it a rest meat-head. It means a trip to the Confed Cup. Mexico sucks with or without Guardado or Marques.

    • Start dreaming USA 2 Mexico 0. Chicharito can’t even hit the side or a barn, Vela sucks and the only time Dos Santos scores is with Mr. Rogers in LA.

      • Don’t forget they gave us the Cinco a Cero of our lives at the same venue I believe. I know you want to repress that memory, but I am here to give you some therapy.

    • They are trying to sell tickets?!!! The nerve of these people!!
      The game is going to be sold out one way or another without any shenanigans. This type of games always do.

    • You’re probably right, honestly. The fact that they released this meaningless 25 man roster pretty much confirms it. This 25 man roster is nothing. It is not official. It’s as good as a random fan’s selection of players he or she likes. I’d put good money on them both missing the game.

  2. The deadline to cut roster to 23 is this Monday. Mexico will cut two players from that list by Monday. Klinsmann will release his roster on Monday. You forgot to list Gio on the roster at the bottom of the article.


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