Mexico Releases Olympic Roster

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) has released the complete 18-man roster that will participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Raúl Gutiérrez will coach the Olympic squad, which is made up entirely of Mexico-based players with the exception of Erick Torres, who plays in MLS. Primarily a U-23 team, three overage players are allowed, and Gutiérrez has selected Alfredo Talavera (age 33), Jorge Torres Nilo (28), and Oribe Peralta (32) as his overage players.

Players have come from nine different clubs, of which Pachuca is the best-represented with five players, followed by Chivas de Guadalajara with four.

The complete roster is as follows:

Goalkeepers (2): Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Manuel Gibran Lajud (Tijuana).

Defenders (6): José Javier Abella (Santos Laguna), Erick Aguirre (Pachuca), César Montes (Monterrey), Carlos Salcedo (Chivas de Guadalajara), Jordan Silva (Toluca), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres UANL).

Midfielders (7): Carlos Cisneros (Chivas de Guadalajara), Rodolfo Pizarro (Pachuca), Víctor Guzmán (Pachuca), Erick Gutiérrez (Pachuca), Michael Pérez (Chivas de Guadalajara), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Alfonso Gutiérrez (Monterrey).

Forwards (3): Oribe Peralta (América), Erick Torres (Houston Dynamo), Marco Bueno (Chivas de Guadalajara).

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