Mexico head coach Juan Carlos Osorio announced his 25-man roster for El Tri’s upcoming CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers in October, and he’s bringing in the big guns to close out qualifying.
El Tri will face Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 6 in San Luis, which is a rare fixture not played at Estadio Azteca. Mexico will wrap up the Hexagonal with a match against Honduras in San Pedro Sula on Oct. 10.
Mexico’s decision to field a full-strength squad is welcome news to the U.S. Men’s National Team, given the fact the Americans are battling with Honduras for one of the remaining World Cup berths. Depending on what results take place on Oct. 6, Mexico could be in line to help the U.S. qualify by beating or tying Honduras on the final qualifying match day.
Here is the full Mexico squad:
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Rodolfo Cota (Chivas)
Defenders: Diego Reyes (Porto), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Hector Moreno (Roma), Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Miguel Layun (Porto), Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Midfielders: Hector Herrera (Porto), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Elias Hernandez (Leon), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy)
Forwards: Javier Hernandez (West Ham United), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Hirving Lozano (PSV), Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesus “Tecatito” Corona (Porto), Oribe Peralta (Club America)