Mexico’s U23 National team returned to action with a Training Camp under Coach Jaime Lozano in the Centro de Alto Rendimiento. The Camp started on Sunday October 4th and will run up until Sunday October 11th. It will take advantage of the FIFA date, and will be the return of preparation for the U23 CONCACAF Championship which will give the two tickets for the 2021 Summer Olympic games, which will be an U24 because of it’s postponement because of the COVID-19 emergency.
The call up list is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Sebastian Jurado (Cruz Azul), Luis Malagon (Necaxa), Carlos Moreno (Pachuca)
Defenders: Alejandro Mayorga (Pumas), Brayton Vasquez (Atlas), Luis Hernandez (Toluca), Johan Vasquez (Pumas), Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca), Alan Mozo (Pumas), Jesus Angulo (Atlas), Cristian Calderon (Chivas), Adrian Mora (Toluca)
Midfielders: Sebastian Cordova (America), Uriel Antuna (Chivas), Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Fernando Beltran (Chivas), Erick Sanchez (Pachuca), Ricardo Angulo (Chivas), Alan Medina (Toluca), Joaquin Esquivel (FC Juarez), Erick Aguirre (Pachuca)
Forwards: Jose Juan Macias (Chivas), Santiago Gimenez (Cruz Azul), Alexis Vega (Chivas), Cesar Huerta (Mazatlan FC)
The most notable additions is the first call up during the tenure of Erick Sanchez of Pachuca and Cesar Huerta of Mazatlan, both are stand outs during this Apertura 2020 season. Many of the players that were of age and were called up for the friendly against Guatemala but not the European tour are with the team although Cesar Montes, Carlos Rodriguez and Euro based Jesus Gomez, Diego Lainez, Gerardo Arteaga and Edson Alvarez will be playing with the Senior NT.
Mexico is the two-time current CONCACAF U23 champion. CONCACAF was set to play the tournament in March in Guadalajara, being the only confederation that still hadn’t decided which teams would play in the Summer Olympic games. No word yet on when will the tournament will take place or if it still would be in Guadalajara. Mexico is currently in Group A along with the United States, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.