The Mexican national team will face their counterpart from Bosnia-Herzegovina in an international friendly this Wednesday. It will be El Tri’s first game of 2018 as they continue preparations for this summer’s World Cup.
Headlining the roster is 18-year-old Jonathan González, the young dual-national who has switched his international allegiance from the U.S, to Mexico. González represented the U.S. at the U-17 and U-20 levels before choosing Mexico.
The roster is almost identical to the one that faced Panama and Costa Rica in September. Carlos Salcedo and Oribe Peralta are back after missing out last month due to injury, while Oswaldo Alanís and Miguel Layún also join the roster.
The roster is missing some familiar names, with Oribe Peralta and Carlos Salcedo injured and Rafa Márquez dealing with his legal troubles. Miguel Layún, who is having trouble finding minutes with Porto, is also a notable absence. On the other hand, Jesús Manuel Corona is back on the roster after “Tecatito” missed the Confederations Cup for personal reasons.
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.