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México announces callups for Women’s Senior National Team

Mónica Vergara wastes no time in announcing her first selection

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Less than a week after being named head coach of México’s Senior Women’s National Team, Mónica Vergara has named her first selection. The players will camp at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento (CAR) in México City on January 28, and is made up primarily of players from Liga MX Femenil with some players from the United States college system as well. Players with Tigres, Chivas, Atlas, Querétaro, Santos, and Tijuana will join after their Week 3 matches, which take place January 30 through February 1.

Rayadas was the most represented club with six players, while cross-town rivals Tigres had four players. Five players representing five different universities in the US are also being called to the camp, while no players based outside of the two countries will be in attendance.

This marks a stark departure from former manager Christopher Cuéllar, who hadn’t called a selection since March of 2020 for the Cyprus Cup. It remains to be seen if México will play any friendlies before the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers in October, but a camp is a step in the right direction.

Goalkeepers: Alejandría Godínez (Monterrey), Itzel González (Tijuana), Wendy Toledo (Santos Laguna)

Defenders: Mónica Flores (Monterrey), Andrea Sánchez (Monterrey), Bianca Sierra (Tigres UANL), Kimberly Rodríguez (Oklahoma State University), Reyna Reyes (University of Alabama), Miriam García (Guadalajara), Nicole Soto (Arizona State University), Valeria Miranda (Querétaro)

Midfielders: Rebeca Bernal (Monterrey), Diana Evangelista (Monterrey), Joana Robles (Atlas), María Sánchez (Tigres UANL), Karla Nieto (Pachuca), Maricarmen Reyes (University of California, Los Ángeles), Nicole Pérez (Monterrey), Alexia Delgado (Arizona State University), Carolina Jaramillo (Guadalajara)

Forwards: Alicia Cervantes (Guadalajara), Katty Martínez (Tigres UANL), Stephany Mayor (Tigres UANL), Daniela Espinosa (América), Montserrat Hernández (América), Alison González (Atlas)