By FRANCO PANIZO
Mexico has named a 19-player roster for its upcoming friendly with the U.S. Men’s National Team, and it is not short on talent.
Rafa Marquez and Marco Fabian headline the fully-domestic-based squad that head coach Miguel Herrera unveiled on Thursday ahead of the April 2 friendly with the U.S. in Phoenix, Ariz. Other notable players on the team include Alan Pulido, Paul Aguilar, Alfredo Talavera and Jesus Eduardo Zavala.
Two players omitted from the squad were Jose Juan Vasquez and Oribe Peralta. Both players are dealing with personal matters and were not called up as a result.
Here is Mexico’s full 19-player roster:
Goalkeepers: Alfredo Talavera (Toluca), Moises Munoz (America)
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (America), Miguel Layun (America), Miguel Angel Ponce (Toluca), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (America), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America), Rogelio Alfredo Chavez (Cruz Azul), Enrique Perez (Atlas), Rafael Marquez (Leon)
Midfielders: Jesus Eduardo Zavala (Monterrey), Juan Carlos Medina (America), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul), Carlos Alberto Pena (Leon), Luis Arturo Montes (Leon), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca)
Forwards: Alan Pulido (Tigres), Raul Jimenez (América)
What do you think of Mexico’s 19-man roster? Expecting the USMNT to beat this group? Having visions of Julian Green torching Marquez for a pair of goals in the latest 2-0 win for the Americans?
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