Mexico has announced their preliminary 40-man roster for the 2017 Gold Cup. The preliminary roster will be whittled down to 23 players, with the final roster due to be submitted to CONCACAF by June 27.
The Gold Cup will run from July 7th to 26th. El Tri was drawn into Group C, alongside El Salvador, Curaçao, and Jamaica.
The preliminary roster includes some overlap with the 23-man roster named earlier this week for the 2017 Confederations Cup, but most players are unlikely to feature in both tournaments.
Juan Carlos Osorio has announced Mexico’s 23-man roster for the 2017 Confederations Cup. The Confederations Cup will be held in Russia between June 17th and July 2nd, and El Tri was drawn into Group A with Portugal, New Zealand, and the host nation.
The roster features nine players from Liga MX, one from MLS, and 13 europeos. The most-represented club is Porto, which has sent three players; from within Liga MX, Atlas and Chivas both provided two players.
Mexico has confirmed their 29-man roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and the U.S.
There are just four changes to the original 32-man roster announced several weeks ago, with Raúl López (Pachuca), Erick Gutiérrez (Pachuca), and Elías Hernández (León) departing after El Tri’s friendlies against Croatia and Ireland. In addition to those departures, the injured José de Jesús Corona was replaced by Rodolfo Cota.
José de Jesús Corona missed Cruz Azul’s final league game of the season with a knee injury, and that same injury will now keep him out of Mexico’s May and June matches.
Corona had been called up as part of the 32-man roster for El Tri’s upcoming busy schedule of friendlies, World Cup qualifiers, and Confederations Cup games, but further testing on his knee has ruled him out.
The Mexican national team is about to enter a very busy stretch, beginning with two friendlies, then two World Cup qualifiers, and then the 2017 Confederations Cup – followed, later this summer, by the Gold Cup.
Juan Carlos Osorio has released a list of 32 players who will take part in Mexico’s upcoming matches, although not all 32 will join the camp – set to begin May 21st – at the same time, with club commitments delaying the arrival of several.
The Mexican national team will play their first game of 2017 this Wednesday, when they take on Iceland in an international friendly in Las Vegas.
As this game does not fall on a FIFA date, Juan Carlos Osorio called up only players from Liga MX and MLS, which is currently in preseason. Three members of the 23-man roster – Edson Álvarez, Luis Reyes, and Hugo González – are receiving their first call-ups to El Tri.
Juan Carlos Osorio has called up 15 europeos and just 10 domestic-based players for Mexico’s first two Hexagonal matches. Tigres UANL is the most-represented Liga MX club, with three players; Porto has also supplied three players. In total, 19 clubs in seven countries have supplied at least one player.
Juan Carlos Osorio has named his starting XI to take on New Zealand in tonight’s international friendly, and three players will be earning their first caps. Jordan Silva, Hedgardo Marín, and Jesús Gallardo will all make their debuts for El Tri in Nashville.