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Diego Lainez and Roberto Alvarado reportedly on senior Mexico National Team radar

Club America v Monterrey - Torneo Apertura 2018 Liga MX Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

With Marcelo Bielsa looking like a distant option to replace Juan Carlos Osorio as Mexico National team coach, it is looking more and more likely that Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti will take charge of El Tri on an interim basis for a second time in his career.

With the friendlies against Uruguay and the United States Men’s National Team fast approaching and players like Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Miguel Layun reportedly not interested in taking part of the call-up, the Mexican Federation is allegedly keen in calling up a squad full of younger players, including Diego Lainez, Roberto Alvarado, Jesus Angulo, and Jonathan Gonzalez. At least that is what Mexican newspaper Record is reporting.

The thinking here is that the Mexican Federation is looking towards the future, given that many of El Tri’s veterans are on their way out and will almost certainly not be available for the 2022 World Cup. In particular, Lainez and Alvarado have excelled this season at Club América and Cruz Azul respectively and are seen as two players with very bright futures with the Mexico National Team. It would only be logical the Mexican Federation uses these next two friendlies to evaluate the readiness of these players.

Mexico are set to play Uruguay in September 7 in Houston, Texas before playing the USMNT four days later in Nashville, Tennessee.