Guardado, Marquez included in Mexico roster for playoff vs. US

Mexico captain Andres Guardado has been included in Mexico's roster for Saturday's playoff against the United States.

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Mexico captain Andres Guardado and defender Rafael Marquez were included in El Tri’s roster for Saturday’s playoff against the United States for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Guardado, who scored six goals to lead Mexico to victory in this year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, injured his left ankle in PSV Eindhoven’s 2-1 Champions League win over Manchester United on Sept. 15. Marquez was substituted after straining a groin during Hellas Verona’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta in Italy’s Serie A on Sept. 20.

The roster was announced Monday.

Brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos were selected by interim head coach Ricardo Ferretti after being left off for last month’s exhibition draws against Trinidad and Tobago, and Argentina.

The playoff against the United States will be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Moises Munoz (America), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders: Paul Aguilar (America), Hector Herrera (Porto, Portugal), Miguel Layun (Porto, Portugal), Rafael Marquez (Hellas Verona, Italy), Hector Moreno (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad, Spain), Arturo Rivas (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres)

Midfielders: Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal, Spain), Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Israel Jimenez (Tigres), Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon)

Forwards: Jesus Corona (Porto, Portugal), Giovani Dos Santos (Los Angeles, MLS), Carlos Esquivel (Toluca), Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Raul Jimenez (Benfica, Portugal), Oribe Peralta (America, Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad, Spain)