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Mexico unveils 25-man roster ahead of CONCACAF Nations League debut

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Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, Hector Herrera and Diego Lainez headline Mexico’s 25-man roster that will take part in the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches against Bermuda and Panama.

The list contains mostly a base of youngsters, including Club León striker Jose Juan Macias, Club América midfielder Sebastian Cordova and Necaxa defender Cristian Calderon. But it also includes some familiar faces like Rodolfo Pizarro, Nestor Araujo and Carlos Salcedo.

In total, there are six players on the squad that participated in last summer’s Gold Cup.

Mexico’s squad announcement comes days after Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a game in which coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino experimented with a lot of his Under-23 players.

Mexico will officially make its debut in the CONCACAF Nations League on October 11 when they take on Bermuda. Four days later on October 15, El Tri will host Panama at the Estadio Azteca.

The Mexico National Team roster is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Raul Gudiño (Chivas), Rodolfo Cota (Club León), Jose Hernandez (Atlas)

Defenders: Jesus Angulo (Atlas), Nestor Araujo (Celta de Vigo), Gerardo Arteaga (Santos), Cristian Calderon (Necaxa), Alan Mozo (Pumas), Luis Romo (Queretaro), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres UANL), Jorge Sanchez (Club América), Johan Vazquez (Monterrey)

Midfielders: Erick Aguirre (Pachuca), Sebastian Cordova (Club América), Jonathan Gonzalez (Monterrey), Hector Herrera (Atletico Madrid), Rodolfo Pizarro (Monterrey), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey), Ivan Rodriguez (Club León)

Forwards: Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Uriel Antuna (LA Galaxy), Diego Lainez (Real Betis), Jose Juan Macias (Club León), Jesus Manuel “Tecatito” Corona (FC Porto), Hirving “Chucky” Lozano (Napoli)