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Galaxy’s dos Santos in Mexico squad to face USMNT in Hex

Photo by Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports
Photo by Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports

Giovani dos Santos returned from his Mexican National Team exile in October, and he has earned himself another call-up for Mexico’s first two games in the Hex.

The LA Galaxy star was named to Juan Carlos Osorio’s 25-man roster that will face the U.S. Men’s National Team on Nov. 11 and Panama on Nov. 15.

Dos Santos enjoyed a fantastic 2016, recording 14 goals and 12 assists in 28 appearances for the Galaxy. He also scored the decisive goal in LA’s first-leg victory over the Colorado Rapids in its Western Conference semifinal.

The 27-year-old has scored 18 goals in 91 caps for Mexico.

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

Defenders: Rafa Marquez (Atlas), Hector Moreno (PSV), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Miguel Layun (Porto), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Hugo Ayala (Tigres),

Midfielders: Hector Herrera (Porto), Jesus Duenas (Tigres) Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Andres Guardado (PSV), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Forwards: Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesus Corona (Porto), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Oribe Peralta (Club America)


  1. nobody seems to know what Osorio is doing formation or player selection wise..the goalkeeper and backline are a complete guess. Herrera, Hernandez and Guardado are the only locks along with Marquez cuz el Tri is nothing w/o old man marquez. Layun and Duenas are close to locks as they are the only fullbacks on the list if he goes to the 5-2-3. seeing that the US is most likely to go with a 442 (Wood-Altidore up top) the 3331 falls into Osorio’s logic.

    any way you cut it – their backline is vulnerable but any combinations of attackers are absolutely lethal – I feel like I have left this comment about on Mexico before and the scoreline is often the same!



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