Four Mexican Primera Players Named To Colombia's Copa America Squad

ATLANTA - JULY 28: Aquivaldo Mosquera #3 of Club America questions referee Mark Geiger (R) after earning a yellow card that set up a successful penalty kick for Manchester City during the 2010 Aaron's International Soccer Challenge match at Georgia Dome on July 28 2010 in Atlanta Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Colombia continues to produce fantastic footballers, but with the country's domestic clubs suffering financially, there has been a serious influx in Colombian players to Major League Soccer and the Mexican Primera. While the Colombian national team program doesn't seem to have much respect for MLS, and as a result is reluctant to call in their players that play in that league, FMF seems to be a great place for Colombian players to grow their game and increase their profile for a place in the national team.

Four Colombian players who are contracted to teams in the Mexican Primera have been called into Colombia's Copa America side, all of them with different prospects for regular playing time. Dayro Moreno of the Tijuana Xolos and Jackson Martinez of Jaguares de Chiapas will compete with European stars Hugo Rodellega and Radamel Falcao for playing time at striker, while Aquivaldo Mosquera and Julian Anchicho will fight for playing time across the back line.

Colombia have a lot of natural talent as always, but it seems like they always come up well short of their ceiling in international competition. In a recent friendly against Mexico's U-22 Copa America squad in Colombia, the home side could only manage a 0-0 draw. They should finish second in their group, though, as they're matched up with Argentina, Costa Rica, and Bolivia.

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