Salcedo included on experimental Mexico roster for Senegal friendly

BY Kyle McCarthy • February 4, 2016

Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio named an experimental 22-man squad for the friendly against Senegal next week.

Osorio included several fringe players for the Feb. 10 affair in Miami (live, 8:30p.m. ET, FS1, FOX Sports GO) in a bid to assess his options ahead of the pair of World Cup qualifiers against Canada next month.

Six Tigres UANL players -- including wingers Javier Aquino and Jurgen Damm -- form the foundation of this makeshift squad, while Osorio also recalled Gerardo Flores (Toluca) and Jesús Zavala (Monterrey) and summoned emerging Pachuca trio Erick Gutierrez, Hirving Lozano and Rodolfo Pizarro.

Pumas UNAM goalkeeper Alejandro Palacios joined the vastly experienced Cruz Azul number one Jesús Corona as the choices in goal.

The onus falls on these players to make the best possible use of this friendly at Marlins Park to pry their way into the reckoning.

Osorio expects his players to report for training in Mexico City on Sunday before heading off to the United States, according to a release from the Mexican federation.

Mexico squad to face Senegal

Goalkeepers: Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul), Alejandro Palacios (Pumas UNAM)

Defenders: Néstor Araujo (Santos Laguna), Yasser Corona (Querétaro), Gerardo Flores (Toluca), Israel Jiménez (Tigres UANL), José Arturo Rivas (Tigres UANL), Gerardo Rodriguez (Toluca), Carlos Salcedo (Guadalajara), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres UANL)

Midfielders: Javier Aquino (Tigres UANL), Jurgen Damm (Tigres UANL), Jesús Dueñas (Tigres UANL), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Jesús Molina (Santos Laguna), Luis Montes (Club León), Rodolfo Pizarro (Pachuca), Cándido Ramirez (Monterrey), Jesús Zavala (Monterrey)

Forwards: Eduardo Herrera (Pumas UNAM), Henry Martin (Club Tijuana), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca)