Luis Perez announced the call up list to his first training camp as U17 National Team Coach. The training camp will be in the Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR) and will take place in from Saturday, October 31st until Thursday, November 5th. Perez will be in charge of the team that will try to qualify for the 2021 U17 World Cup.
The call up list was the following:
Goalkeepers: Brian Betancourt (Chivas), Leonardo Palestina (Mazatlan FC), Jose Eulogio (Pachuca)
Defenders: Hector Ramirez (Pumas), Andres Becerra (Atlas), Bruno Alcocer (Atletico San Luis), Javier de Jesus Guerrero (Chivas), Daniel Alvarado (Atlas), Sebastian Esparza (Necaxa), Hector Garcia (FC Juarez), Antero Landaverde (Atlas)
Midfielders: Miguel Angel Carreon (Pumas), Kevin Madrigal (Atlas), Juan Luis Conejo (Chivas), Dylan Torres (Puebla), Carlos Cruz (Atlas), Cristian Mares (Puebla), Isaac Partida (Mazatlan FC), Victor Rios (Atlas), Heriberto Jurado (Necaxa), Andre Ham (Chivas), Yosthin Mendoza (Mexiquense), Gael Garcia Bernal (Chivas)
Forwards: Hugo Weckmann (Tijuana), Patricio Salas (Pachuca), Jesus Hernandez (Queretaro)
The 2021 U17 World Cup is set to be played in Peru although because of the COVID-19 emergency, there is no set date for the competition. CONCACAF have also not announced the dates for their U17 CONCACAF Championship or the country where the competition will take place. Mexico is not only the current CONCACAF U17 Champions but were the finalist in the 2019 U17 World Cup under Coach Marco Antonio “Chima” Ruiz. Ruiz was the U17 Coach but left the job before the competition to take a job as assistant coach in Tigres under Ricardo Ferretti. Luis Perez took over the job after being in charge of the development of CD Toledo in Spain’s third division and had a notable career as a player, including making the 2006 World Cup.