Mexico announces Liga MX-only roster, featuring Cubo Torres, for USA friendly


Mexican national team manager Miguel Herrera announced on Wednesday his 19-man roster for next Wednesday’s friendly against the U.S. national team in San Antonio, Texas.

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With the April 15 exhibition falling outside an official FIFA international fixture window, Herrera, whose Mexico side drew the USMNT, 2-2 (April 2014), in his only taste of the USA-Mexico rivalry, has selected a roster made up entirely of Liga MX players.

Herrera’s roster is headlined by Houston Dynamo forward (on loan at Chivas de Guadalajara) Erick “Cubo” Torres, who gets yet another call-up following his Mexico debut and first international goal last year, and Club America’s Oribe Peralta, .

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USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is expected to call in a similarly North American-based squad of players from Mexico and Major League Soccer.


Goalkeepers: Cirilo Saucedo (Club Tijuana), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)

Defenders: Francisco Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Gerardo Flores (Cruz Azul), Julio Dominguez (Cruz Azul), Carlos Salcedo (Chivas), Oswaldo Alanis (Santos Laguna), George Corral (Queretaro), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Efrain Velarde (Monterrey), Luis Rodríguez (Chiapas)

Midfielders: Luis Montes (Leon), Antonio Rios (Toluca), Adrian Aldrete (Santos Laguna) Jurgen Damm (Pachuca), Mario Osuna (Queretaro)

Forwards: Erick Torres (Chivas), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Eduardo Herrera (Pumas),