Apr 20, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT
Most of Mexico’s World Cup squad is set, according to a Mexican report, meaning there are precious few slots available for El Tri hopefuls.
Here are the names reported as set for the trip to Brazil. Eleven were on the roster for the April 5 draw against the United States (their names are starred):
Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul)
Alfredo Talavera* (Toluca)
Diego Reyes (Porto)
Rafael Marquez* (Leon)
Hector Moreno (Espanyol)
Francisco Rodriguez* (America)
Miguel Layun* (America)
Paul Aguilar* (America)
Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen)
Juan Carlos Medina* (America)
Carlos Pena* (Leon)
Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon)
Luis Montes* (Leon)
Hector Herrera (Porto)
Isaac Brizuela* (Toluca)
Oribe Peralta (Santos Laguna)
Raul Jimenez* (America)
Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)
Alan Pulido* (Tigres)
Plenty of notable names remain in question for Miguel Herrera. Between the sticks, will Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio) make the cut, or could Moises Munoz (America) or Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey) steal the third slot?
On defense, Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Enrique Perez (Atlas), Carlos Salcido (Tigres) and Miguel Ponce (Toluca) are notable omissions and the attack force could be without Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal), Aldo de Nigris (Guadalajara) or Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul).
Jul 25, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT
Barring something wild, young Eliaquim Mangala is taking his French national team talent to Manchester.
Jul 25, 2014, 9:05 AM EDT
It can be the soccer tournament that changes Russia forever (so implies FIFA)
Jul 25, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
The 27-year-old Chilean is very much in demand, but also happy at a Champions League club.
Jul 25, 2014, 1:21 AM EDT
Olmes Garcia’s second half double lifted RSL.
Jul 24, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT
Introduced to the media in Houston, Beasley said he’s move on from midfield.
Jul 24, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT
With Wenger interview, SI had to get Zelalem out of the way first.
Jul 24, 2014, 9:16 PM EDT
Reds’ owner does not want a repeat of last year’s weaknesses.
Jul 24, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT
NBC Sports and Fathom Events are taking Premier League soccer to the big screen.
Jul 24, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT
Balotelli, Honda, Muntari, and more from the Rossoneri’s N.Y. training.
Jul 24, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT
Pinto will depart after failing to come to new terms with the federation.
Jul 24, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT
After appearing three times at Brazil 2014, Besic is set to add depth behind Gareth Barry and James McCarthy.
Jul 24, 2014, 5:21 PM EDT
Adu close to joining the 10th club in his 11-year career.
Jul 24, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT
After seeing time with the senior squad, 18-year-old prospect will be sidelined indefinitely.
Jul 24, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
The Colombian striker takes a few hacks before AS Monaco’s friendly in Miami against Atletico National.
Jul 24, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Limited to just 16 matches last year after his big transfer from Liverpool to West Ham, Carroll is battling another ailment this season.
Jul 24, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT
The rags-to-riches defender steps away from the pitch, at least as a player, while reflecting on his career journey from North America to Europe and back.
Jul 24, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT
Herrera chats exclusively to PST: “If we are a humble team and we work hard, we will achieve our objectives and we will win trophies.”
Jul 24, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT
His dad played for El Tri, but California-born Fernando Arce Jr says his U-20 bow with the States makes him an American player “forever”
Jul 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
Aston Villa, Manchester United and Manchester City all cruised, while Spurs had to find a late winner after coughing up a two-goal lead.
Jul 24, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT
What about the Premier League? Bundesliga? Serie A?
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- DaMarcus Beasley, introduced in Houston: I see myself as a left back 1
- Wenger talks Zelalem, gets taste of U.S. obsession for potential international 3
- EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United’s new signing Ander Herrera focused on success 2
- Serbian boss: Freddy Adu sought by Europa, UCL clubs in Serbia, Cyprus 0
- Frank Lampard delighted to sign for New York City FC, start MLS adventure 1