As promised from his press conference after his team’s 3-1 win over Ireland, Juan Carlos Osorio named the squad he would take to bring to Mexico’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and the United States.
Instead of a 23-man selection, Juan Carlos Osorio named a 29-man squad with few surprises from the two friendlies. Among the names to have made it to Osorio’s World Cup qualifying squad were Jorge Hernandez and Rodolfo Cota, who both turned in good performances against the Republic of Ireland.
Despite not featuring with the national selection for the friendlies, both Tigres midfielder Jesus Duenas and LA Galaxy striker Giovani Dos Santos also featured in Osorio’s convocados.
The following players were called up for Mexico’s World Cup qualifiers against Honduras on Thursday, June 8, and against the United States on Sunday, June 11.
GOALKEEPERS: Rodolfo Cota (Chivas via Pachuca), Guillermo Ochoa (Granada via Malaga, ESP), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
DEFENDERS: Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Hector Moreno (PSV Eindhoven, NED), Diego Reyes (Espanyol, ESP), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina, ITA via Chivas)
MIDFIELDERS: Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal, ESP), Jesus Duenas (Tigres UANL), Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven, NED), Hector Herrera (FC Porto, POR), Miguel Layun (FC Porto, POR), Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Jorge Hernandez (Pachuca)
FORWARDS: Javier Aquino (Tigres UANL), Jesus Manuel Corona (FC Porto, POR), Jurgen Damm (Tigres UANL), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt, GER), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkeusen, GER), Raul Jimenez (Benfica, POR), Giovani Dos Santos (LA Galaxy, USA), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad, ESP)