Karla Nieto, one of the stars of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship, was named to Mexico's senior squad roster for the Youngchuan Cup, which will be played February 11-15, 2014, in China. (Photo: Mexsport)
YONGCHUAN, China – The Mexico women’s national team will kick-off its participation in the Yongchuan Cup on Tuesday against Korea DPR at the Yongchuan Sports Center.
Head coach Leonatdo Cuellar is taking 20 players to China, including five – goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago; defender Paulina Solis; and midfielders Karla Nieto, Nancy Antonio and Jazmin Aguas – who helped Mexico to a second-place finish at the recently completed 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-Championship.
The Tricolor is using the four-nation invitational tournament as preparation for Women’s World Cup Qualifying and the Central American and Caribbean Games, both of which take place later this year.
Mexico will also play China (February 13) and New Zealand (February 15).
MEXICO WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
(February 11-15, 2014: Yongchuan Cup at Yongchuan, China)
GOALKEEPERS: Anjuli Ladron de Guevara, Cecilia Santiago
DEFENDERS: Monica Alvarado, Alina Garciamendez, Anisa Guajardo, Arianna Romero, Bianca Sierra, Paulina Solis
MIDFIELDERS: Jazmin Aguas, Nancy Antonio, Sandra Stephany Mayor, Liliana Mercado, Karla Nieto, Teresa Noyola, Veronica Perez, Nayeli Rangel
FORWARDS: Jackie Acevedo, Renae Cuellar, Monica Ocampo, Jazmín Ponce