Mexico Releases Roster for October Friendlies

The Mexican national team will face New Zealand and Panama in international friendlies this October as preparation continues for World Cup Qualifying.

El Tri will take on the Kiwis on October 8th in Nashville and Panama on the 11th in Chicago.
The 23-man roster is heavily domestically-based, with just three players from outside of Liga MX – including the LA Galaxy’s Giovanni dos Santos, who is making his return to the national team.

From within Liga MX, Chivas de Guadalajara is most-represented with six players, followed by Tigres UANL with three.

The complete roster is as follows:

Goalkeepers (3): Moisés Muñoz (América), Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul), Rofoldo Cota (Chivas).

Defenders (7): Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Hedgardo Marín (Chivas), Oswaldo Alanís (Chivas), Jordan Silva (Toluca), Jesús Dueñas (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Adrián Aldrete (Cruz Azul).

Midfielders (7): Luis Robles (Atlas), Jesús Molina (Santos Laguna), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Orbelín Pineda (Chivas), Erick Gutiérrez (Pachuca), Elías Hernández (León), Isaác Brizuela (Chivas).

Forwards (6): Ángel Sepúlveda (Querétaro), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Giovanni dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Marco Fabián (Eintracht Frankfurt), Oribe Peralta (América), Alan Pulido (Chivas).


Update: Ángel Sepúlveda withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Jesús Gallardo (Pumas).

Update II: Elías Hernández withdrew due to injury and was not replaced.

Update III: Jonathan dos Santos and Osvaldo Alanís withdrew due to injury and were not replaced.

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