Mexico calls up Hernandez for friendly

August 26, 2010

Interim Mexico coach Efrain Flores has called up much of his Europe-based talent - including Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez - for friendly matches next month against Ecuador and Colombia.

Hernandez will team up front with Giovani Dos Santos of Tottenham and Arsenal's Carlos Vela in the lineup named Wednesday.

Mexico plays Ecuador on Sept. 4 in Guadalajara and Colombia on Sept. 7 in Monterrey. Flores will handle the team in both matches as Mexico looks for a replacement for Javier Aguirre, who resigned days after Mexico lost to Argentina in the round of 16 at the World Cup in South Africa.

Mexico is expected to name a new coach after a meeting in October of the board of the Mexican Football Federation.



Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (America), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul)

Defenders: Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven), Francisco Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven), Hector Moreno (Az Alkmaar), Edgar Duenas (Toluca), Jorge Torres (Tigres), Leobardo Lopez (Pachuca)

Midfielders: Andres Guardado (La Coruna), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Rafael Marquez (NY Red Bulls), Antonio Rios (Toluca), Pablo Barrera (West Ham), Efrain Juarez (Celtic)

Forwards: Carlos Vela (Arsenal), Elias Hernandez (Morelia), Enrique Esqueda (America), Javier Orozco (Cruz Azul), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Giovani Dos Santos (Tottenham).