• Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

    Mexico names U-20 Women’s World Cup roster

    Tanya Samarzich (center), shown leaving the field after a 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup game against Japan, was named to Mexico's roster for the 2014 edition of the same competition. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Football Federation announced Wednesday the squad that will compete at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be played in Canada, August 5-24.

    It will be Mexico’s fifth straight trip to the competition and sixth overall. 

    The inclusion of forward Tanya Samarzich, joint-top scorer at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship with six goals, and goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago, a veteran of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, highlight the 21-player selection.

    In the Group C play, the CONCACAF runner-up will face Nigeria (Moncton, August 6), England (Moncton, August 9) and Korea Republic (Toronto, August 13). 

    (FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014: August 5-24, 2014) 

    GOALKEEPERS: Emily Alvarado, Ana Gabriela Paz, Cecilia Santiago

    DEFENDERS: Rebecca Bernal, Mariana Cadena, Greta Espinoza, Estefanía Fuentes del Razo, Eliza Mariel Gutierrez, Clarissa Marie Robles, Diana Jaqueline Rodriguez, Paulina Solis

    MIDFIELDERS: Nancy Antonio, Claudia Lisbeth Lopez, Karla Nieto, Amanda Perez

    FORWARDS: Taylor Alvarado, Jenny Chiu, Luz Duarte, Claudia Fabiola Ibarra, Christian Carolina Jaramillo, Tanya Samarzich


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