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Mexico announces squad for World Cup Qualifiers against Honduras and the United States

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Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio announced his 29-man squad on Friday for the next two World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and the United States.

Osorio’s squad is virtually unchanged, with only Erick Gutierez, Raul “Dedos” Lopez, and Elias Hernandez dropping out of Osorio’s initial call-up. Jose de Jesus Corona was scratched out early into the call-up because of injury.

One of the surprise additions was Pachuca midfielder Jorge Daniel “Burrito” Hernandez, who Osorio added to cover the midfield on Thursday in a friendly against Ireland and impressed for El Tri.

Mexico remain undefeated in World Cup Qualifiers since Osorio took over the team and currently sit at the very top of the CONCACAF Hexagonal.

El Tri will play host to Honduras on Thursday before taking on the United States at the Estadio Azteca three days later.

You can see Mexico’s full squad below:

Goalkeepers: Rodolfo Cota (Chivas), Guillermo Ochoa (Granada), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders: Oswaldo Alanis (Chivas), Nestor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Rafael Marquez (Atlas), Hector Moreno (PSV Eindhoven), Diego Reyes (Espanyol), Luis Reyes (Atlas), Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina)

Midfielders: Jonathan dos Santos (Villarreal), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres), Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven), Jesus Hernandez (Pachuca), Hector Herrera (FC Porto), Miguel Layun (FC Porto), Jesus Molina (Monterrey), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas)

Forwards: Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jesus Manuel Corona (FC Porto), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Marco Fabian (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jesus Gallardo (Pumas UNAM), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Raul Jimenez (Benfica), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Oribe Peralta (Club America), Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad)