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Martino names first Mexico roster for February camp


Tata Martino has named his first roster as Mexican National Team head coach.

Heading into a short February camp which kicks off on Sunday in Mexico City, Martino has given four players their first call-ins.

Alexis Vega, Juan Pablo Vigon, Carlos Rodriguez, and Jorge Sanchez all got called in for the first time. European-based players were not called in due to the domestic matches abroad while several Liga MX starters also missed out.

American-born midfielder Jonathan Gonzalez missed out while Jesus Corona and Alfredo Talavera did not receive a call.

The squad will meet on Sunday evening with players leaving on Wednesday, however those involved in Liga MX games next Friday will be allowed to return on Tuesday.

Mexico’s first match under Martino takes place against Chile on March 22nd.

Here’s the entire 24-player roster:

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Orozco (Santos Laguna), Gibran Lajud (Tijuana), Raul Gudino (Chivas), Hugo Gonzalez (Necaxa)

Defenders: Edson Alvarez (America), Jorge Sanchez (America), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres), Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez (Tigres), Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Hiram Mier (Chivas), Jesus Angulo (Santos Laguna), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey)

Midfielders: Jesus Duenas (Tigres), José Juan Vazquez (Santos Laguna), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey), Victor Guzman (Pachuca), Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul), Juan Pablo Vigon (Atlas).

Forwards: Rodolfo Pizarro (Monterrey), Henry Martin (America), Isaac Brizuela (Chivas), Alexis Vega (Chivas), Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Javier Aquino (Tigres)


  1. No Jona Gonzalez. California kid might be regretting dropping US (that’s the American tie-in). He could have been getting looks as the MB90 replacement. He’s a holding midfielder who can cover ground and has quickness. Basically, a better passing, more technical Will Trapp.

  2. “American perspective” doesnt mean American only. Or would you rather the site stop covering the EPL and La Liga? Relax, Francis.

  3. No clue why this article is on SBI. Isnt the motto “soccer news from an American perspective”, or something close to that? Who cares about the Mexican national team and who is being called up, unless they are about to play the USMNT?

      • Then why not cover the Selecao? Brazil outdraws both the US and Mexico in viewership and stadium attendance…

    • Well…on this, I’m interested. They’re our big rivals in CONCACAF and Tata was ATL for two years, so I’m intrigued, and while it doesn’t apply directly to us, it sorta does in the sense that we see these cats…a lot.

    • Liga Mx has the best ratings on American television. Not sure about your statement that Brazil gets better attendance and ratings than Mexico? In their matches against the US last year Mexico drew 40,000 Brazil only 32,000. The matches were 4 days apart Brazil was in the New York City area and Mexico in Nashville. Mexico was on a Tuesday night. A lot of other factors but a sign that Americans are very interested in Mexican men’s national team.


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