Blanco on Mexico roster for Bolivia exhibition
Former Chicago Fire forward Cuauhtemoc Blanco is among 18 players
selected by Mexico coach Javier Aguirre for next Wednesday's
exhibition against Bolivia in San Francisco.
The 37-year-old, who moved to second-division team Veracruz this season, played for El Tri in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups but was bypassed for the 2006 roster.
Aguirre also selected 21-year-old forward Javier Hernandez, who scored eight goals in the first five games for Chivas Guadalajara.
Only Mexico-based players were picked. El Tri then faces New Zealand in Pasadena, Calif., on March 3, when European clubs are required to release players to national teams,
Goalkeepers: Luis Michel (Guadalajara), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey).
Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Pachuca), Adrian Aldrete (Monarcas), Hugo Ayala (Atlas), Efrain Juarez (Pumas), Jonny Magallon (Guadalajara), Jorge Torres (Atlas)
Midfielders: Israel Castro (Pumas), Braulio Luna (San Luis), Luis Noriega (Puebla), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul)
Forwards: Pablo Barrera (Pumas), Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Enrique Esqueda (America), Javier Hernandez (Guadalajara), Angel Reyna (America)