Mexico announces squad for Gold Cup in June
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will headline the 23-player squad for defending champion Mexico at the Gold Cup in the United States in June.
Seven European-based players were picked Friday, with veteran defender and World Cup captain Rafael Marquez also included for the June 5-25 tournament against other teams from North and Central America and the Caribbean.
West Bromwich Albion striker Carlos Vela and Barcelona reserve Jonathan Dos Santos were the surprise omissions.
The two players may still be selected in the squad of players mostly aged under 22 which will represent Mexico in the Copa America in July.
Goalkeepers: Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).
Defenders: Edgar Duenas (Toluca), Ricardo Osorio (Monterrey), Jorge Torres (Tigres), Efrain Juarez (Celtic), Rafael Marquez (New York Red Bulls), Francisco Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar), Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
Midfielders: Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Antonio Naelson (Toluca), Luis Perez (Monterrey), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey), Israel Castro (Pumas), Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna).
Forwards: Angel Reyna (America), Aldo De Nigris (Monterrey), Elias Hernandez (Morelia), Giovani Dos Santos (Racing Santander), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Pablo Barrera (West Ham).