Chicharito, Carlos Vela among stars on Mexico’s provisional Gold Cup roster

The forwards are set to reunite in the United States and contest the CONCACAF championship.

Mexico’s provisional roster for the Gold Cup was released Wednesday with few surprises.

With a separate team currently at the Copa America, fans have long been aware they’ll be able to see star forwards Chicharito Hernandez and Carlos Vela partner in the United States. Manager Miguel Herrera will trim the roster to 23 players before the tournament begins in July.

In addition to other regulars, such as wing backs Paul Aguilar and Miguel Layun and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, a few U-20 stars are featured on Herrera’s provisional list. Pachuca’s Hirving Lozano and Erick Guiterrez and Queretaro midfielder Orbelin Pineda were part of Mexico’s U-20 side that failed to advance at the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. Though they are named to the 35, they aren’t expected to make the full list.

Eleven of the players on the list play in Europe, with the entire group expected to make the final 23.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Luis Michel (Chivas), Moises Munoz (Club America), Guillermo Ochoa (Malaga), Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)

Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Club America), Oswaldo Alanis (Santos), Yasser Corona (Queretaro), Miguel Herrera (Pachuca), Miguel Layun (Watford), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Fernando Navarro (Leon), Diego Reyes (Porto), Francisco Javier “Maza” RodrĂ­guez (Cruz Azul)

Midfielders: Nestor Calderon (Santos), Jonathan dos Santos, (Villarreal), Jesus Duenas (Tigres), Andres Guardado (PSV), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Hector Herrera (Porto), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Jesus Molina (Santos), Orbelin Pineda (Queretaro), Miguel Ponce (Chivas), Antonio Rios (Toluca), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres) y Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon)

Forwards: Jesus “Tecatito” Corona (Twente), Aldo De Nigris (Chivas), Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal), Carlos Esquivel (Toluca), Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (Real Madrid), Javier Orozco (Santos), Oribe Peralta (Club America) Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad)


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