José Manuel De La Torre gave out his final list for the upcoming Gold Cup and there were few surprises. A good part of the nucleus of this team was part of World Cup and the experience would be vital in a tournament of this ilk.
Reigning CONCAChampions winners Monterrey are the club that are the most represented (as well as
Barcelona B side player Jonathan Dos Santos was left off the side despite there being promises of him being on this list. There is a very good option that he could be on the list for Copa América in Argentina. His older brother, Giovani, was on the list after arriving over at Racing Santander and helping Los Montañeses remain in the Spanish top flight.
The most competitive position on this squad is probably goalkeeper with Guillermo Ochoa, José de Jesús Corona, and Toluca’s Alfredo Talvera. Ochoa was being questioned throughout the season and in some of the previous Tri friendlies leading up to the callup.
De La Torre also called up league-leading scorer Ángel Reyna from Club América. The native of Aguascalientes became the second Mexican-born to lead that country’s league in scoring in the past five years.
GOALKEEPERS: José de Jesús Corona (CRUZ AZUL), Alfredo Talavera (TOLUCA) , Guillermo Ochoa (CLUB AMERICA)
DEFENDERS: Rafael Márquez (NY RED BULLS- USA), Efraín Juárez (CELTIC-SCO), Francisco Rodríguez (PSV EINDHOVEN-NED), Hector Moreno (AZ ALKMAAR-NED), Carlos Salcido (FULHAM-ENG), Jesús Zavala (MONTERREY), Edgar Dueñas (TOLUCA)
MIDFIELDERS: Gerardo Torrado (CRUZ AZUL), Sinha (TOLUCA-MEX), Luis Pérez (MONTERREY), Ricardo Osorio (MONTERREY), Andrés Guardado (DEPORTIVO-ESP), Pablo Barrera (WEST HAM UNITED- ENG), Jorge Torres Nilo (SAN LUIS), Israel Castro (PUMAS)
FORWARDS: Ángel Reyna (CLUB AMÉRICA), Aldo De Nigris (MONTERREY), Gio dos Santos (RACING-ESP), Javier Hernández (MANCHESTER UNITED-ENG), Elías Hernández (MORELIA)
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