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México releases call ups for friendly against Argentina

The following 25 players will face off against Argentina in Tepatitlán on October 23.

Mexico v Colombia - Women’s International Friendly Photo by Mauricio Salas/Jam Media/Getty Images

Mónica Vergara has called up the 25 players that will represent México in their October 23 friendly against Argentina. It is a good mix of stalwarts like Emily Alvarado, Kenti Robles, and Alison González along with some new faces, including the first call up for Santos Laguna attacking midfielder Cinthya Peraza and Valeria Miranda from Querétaro. While there’s still a decent balance between Liga MX Femenil and foreign-based pro players, there are only two players from the NCAA system, Alexia Delgado from Arizona State and Maricarmen Reyes from UCLA.

Goalkeepers: Emily Alvarado (Stade de Reims), Melany Villeda (UNAM Pumas), Itzel González (Club Tijuana)

Defenders: Rebeca Bernal (Monterrey), Cristina Ferral (Tigres UANL), Jimena López (OL Reign), Valeria Miranda (Gallos Blancos de Querétaro), Jocelyn Orejel (América), Kenti Robles (Real Madrid), Karina Rodríguez (Washington Spirit), Bianca Sierra (Tigres UANL)

Midfielders: Nancy Antonio (Tigres UANL), Alexia Delgado (Arizona State University), Daniela Espinosa (América), Stephany Mayor (Tigres UANL), Joseline Montoya (Guadalajara), Jaqueline Ovalle (Tigres UANL), Cinthya Peraza (Santos Laguna), Maricarmen Reyes (University of California - Los Angeles), Anika Rodríguez (PSV Eindhoven), María Sánchez (Tigres UANL)

Forwards: Myra Delgadillo (SC Braga), Alison González (Atlas), Katty Martínez (Tigres UANL), Kiana Palacios (América)

The match will be held at Estadio Tepa Gómez in Tepatitlán, the first ever for the Women’s National Team. It will be the ninth time México has faced off against Argentina, the last time being in the 2015 Pan American Games where México won 3-1 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. México has won seven, drawn once, and lost once, a 1-0 loss in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.