The Mexican Federation has snubbed a lot of their Mexico National Team regulars and is looking to the future. On Wednesday, the FMF announced their 25-man squad for the upcoming friendlies against Uruguay and the United States.
The roster consists of several uncapped players, including youngsters Diego Lainez, Roberto Alvarado, and Jesus Angulo. It also features six European-based players, most notably highlighting Guillermo Ochoa and Hirving “Chucky” Lozano.
The FMF had announced on Monday that Tigres coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti would take over the National Team on an interim basis for the rest of the year, as the Federation’s search for Juan Carlos Osorio’s replacement continues.
Mexico’s first game in the post-Osorio era will be on September 7 against Uruguay. Four days later, El Tri will take on the United States Men’s National Team in Nashville, Tennessee.
You can see Mexico’s full squad below:
Goalkeepers: Hugo Gonzalez (Necaxa), Gibran Lajud (Club Tijuana), Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege)
Defenders: Jose Abella (Santos Laguna), Oswaldo Alanis (Real Oviedo), Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jesus Angulo (Santos Laguna), Gerardo Arteaga (Santos Laguna), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Luis Rodriguez (Tigres UANL), Carlos Salcedo (Eintracht Frankfurt), Erick Aguirre (Pachuca)
Midfielders: Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey), Erick Gutierrez (PSV Eindhoven), Victor Guzman (Pachuca), Orbelin Pineda (Chivas Guadalajara)
Forwards: Elias Hernandez (Cruz Azul), Diego Lainez (Club América), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven), Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton), Rodolfo Pizarro (Monterrey), Alan Pulido (Chivas Guadalajara), Angel Zaldivar (Chivas Guadalajara)