NEW YORK – Mexican National Team Head Coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre announced the list of domestic league players that will form part of Mexico’s roster for its games in New York, Chicago and Dallas as part of the team’s 2012 U.S. Tour May 27 to June 3.
The additions to the roster feature experienced players with top-flight European experience, such as defender Carlos Salcido from Tigres UANL and Cruz Azul’s goalkeeper Jesús Corona. The powerful squad announced by De la Torre additionally includes players from Mexico’s two Primera Division Clausura 2012 finalists, Santos Laguna and Monterrey.
El Tri’s” full roster includes previously announced players based abroad; including heralded Manchester United star forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, Deportivo La Coruña (Spain) midfielder Andres Guardado, Tottenham Hotspur (England) midfielder Giovani Dos Santos and New York Red Bulls defender Rafa Márquez.
Defenders: Rafa Márquez (New York Red Bulls/USA), Héctor Moreno (RCD Espanyol de Barcelona/SPA), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Club VfB Stuttgart/GER), Hugo Ayala (Tigres/MEX), Carlos Salcido (Tigres/MEX); Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres/MEX); Israel Jimenez (Tigres/MEX); Severo Meza (Monterrey/MEX)
Midfielders: Andrés Guardado (Deportivo La Coruña/SPA), Pablo Barrera (Real Zaragoza/SPA), Jesús Zavala (Monterrey/MEX), Gerardo Lugo (Morelia/MEX); Luis Ernesto Perez (Monterrey/MEX); Jesus Molina (America/MEX); Angel Reyna (Monterrey/MEX); Edgar Andrade (America/MEX)
Forwards: Javier “Chicharito” Hernández (Manchester United/ENG), Giovani dos Santos (Tottenham Hotspur FC/ENG), Oribe Peralta (Santos/MEX), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey/MEX)