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Osorio names Mexico World Cup qualifying roster for USMNT and Panama matches

Soccer: Gold Cup-Mexico at Cuba Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Vela is among those named in Mexico’s 25-man squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the United States and Panama.

Coach Juan Carlos Osorio included the Real Sociedad forward after a year-long absence with El Tri that saw him miss out on last summer’s Copa America Centenario team.

The roster, though, looks a lot like what was expected as Osorio selects 17 of 23 players from the Copa America Centenario squad, including regulars like Hector Moreno, Andres Guardado, Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.

Defender Carlos Salcedo also makes the squad after impressing since making the move to Italy’s Fiorentina.

Mexico is seeking to win their first ever game against the United States in Columbus, Ohio, which will be played on Friday November 11. El Tri then travel to Panama City four days later to take one Panama at the Estadio Rommel Fernández.

You can see Mexico's full squad below:


Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).


Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Hector Moreno (PSV), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina), Miguel Layun (FC Porto), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas) .


Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Andres Guardado (PSV), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas)


Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad), Jesus "Tecatito" Corona (FC Porto), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Javier Aquino (Tigres),Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Oribe Peralta (America)