Mexican Squad for Azteca vs USA: Thoughts
Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña | América
José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez | Cruz Azul
Efraín Juárez Valdez | UNAM José Antonio
Castro González | Tigres
Rafael Márquez Álvarez | Barcelona
José Jonny Magallón Oliva | Guadalajara
Ricardo Osorio Mendoza | Stuttgart
Aarón Galindo Rubio | Guadalajara
Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores | PSV Eindhoven
Oscar Adrián Rojas Castillon | América
Gerardo Torrado Diez de Bonilla | Cruz Azul
Israel Castro Macías | UNAM
José Andrés Guardado Hernández | La Coruña
Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo | Chicago Fire
Alberto Medina Briseño – Guadalajara
Giovani Dos Santos Ramírez – Tottenham
Nery Alberto Castillo Confalonieri – Shakhtar
Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido – Arsenal
Miguel Sabah Rodríguez – Monarcas
Guillermo Luis Franco – NO CLUB
This squad is much more formidable than the squad the US lost 5-0 the other day. But Aguirre has buckled to some of the pressure to select members of the Gold Cup squad for this match, but has reinforced the side by dropping many of weaker Gold Cup links and bringing in a cast of impressive European based players.
Osvaldo Sanchez and Oscar Perez have finally been replaced as the #1 keeper by Memo Ochoa. Rafa Marquez is not healthy enough to make the squad but Aguirre surprisingly did not keep Fausto Pinto who had a strong Gold Cup in the squad.
The midfield will be led by the young and talented Andreas Guardado who scored versus the US in 2007. Up front, the squad is scary talented and strong which will test the American defense.