On Wednesday, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) released the 40 players in Juan Carlos Osorio’s preliminary Gold Cup squad.
The preliminary Gold Cup side is entirely made up of players who ply their trade in North America, including Houston Dynamo’s Erick Torres.
The squad also has a distinct Rebano flavor with ten Chivas players featuring in the side, including one player, Alejandro Mayorgal, who has yet to make his first team debut with the team.
Mayorgal is one of many players who would be receiving their full Mexico debuts if he were to make it into Juan Carlos Osorio’s final Gold Cup squad. Edson Alvarez, Cesar Montes, Miguel Fraga, Jesus Isijara, and Carlos Vargas are among the other new faces in the side.
The preliminary squad also features 13 players who are currently in Mexico City preparing for tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Honduras and Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against the United States.
After the match against the United States, Osorio will name his 23-man FIFA Confederations Cup squad. At that point, Mexico’s final Gold Cup squad will start to take shape.
Here is Mexico’s full call-up list for the 2017 Gold Cup.
GOALKEEPERS: Moises Munoz (TBD), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Miguel Fraga (Atlas), Jonathan Orozco (Santos Laguna), Rodolfo Cota (Chivas)
DEFENDERS: Raul Lopez (Pachuca), Luis Rodriguez (Tigres), Rodrigo Salinas (Toluca), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres UANL), Alejandro Mayorga (Chivas Premier), Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Carlos Vargas (Tijuana), Hedgardo Marin (Chivas), Hugo Ayala (Tigres UANL), Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Jair Pereira (Chivas)
MIDFIELDERS: Jesus Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jorge Hernandez (Pachuca), Jesus Duenas (Tigres UANL), Rodolfo Pizarro (Chivas), Javier Salas (Atlas), Jesus Isijara (Necaxa), Javier Lopez (Chivas), Walter Sandoval (Santos Laguna), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca)
FORWARDS: Elias Hernandez (Leon), Jurgen Damm (Tigres UANL), Martin Barragan (Atlas), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Erick Torres (Houston Dynamo, USA), Alan Pulido (Chivas), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Angel Sepulveda (Queretaro), Angel Zaldivar (Chivas)