• Friday Jul 11, 2014

    Mexico U20 women gear up for World Cup

    Tanya Samarzich (left) was called up for the Mexico women's under-20 national team training camp in advance of August's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    MEXICO CITY – The Mexico under-20 women’s national team gathered Thursday at the Mexican Football Federation’s High Performance Center to begin final preparations for next month’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

    Head coach Christopher Cuellar has called in 24 players, seeking to name a final roster of 21 by July 21.

    His training plan features 28 morning and evening workouts and four friendlies -- two against Canada and a pair against the United States under-18 national team.

    The CONCACAF runner-up will travel to Canada, the World Cup’s host nation, on August 1.  It will face Nigeria (August 6), England (August 9) and Korea Republic (August 13) in Group C play.

    MEXICO UNDER-20 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

    (Training Camp: July 10-August 1, 2014)

    GOALKEEPERS: Emily Alvarado, Ana Gabriela Paz, Cecilia Santiago

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

    MIDFIELDERS: Jazmin Aguas, Nancy Antonio, Briana Campos, Claudia Lisbeth Lopez, Karla Nieto, Amanda Araceli Perez

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

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