Peralta highlights Mexico roster for friendlies

Oribe Peralta (pictured) was named to the Mexico roster for a pair of September 2014 friendlies in the United States. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY – Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera announced Thursday a 22-man roster for his team’s upcoming friendlies in the United States against Chile on September 6, 2014, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and Bolivia on September 9, 2014, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.

The selection is highlighted by the presence of seven players participating in this year’s CONCACAF Champions League, including Club America’s Oribe Peralta – the 2013 CONCACAF Player of the Year.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and attacker Giovani Dos Santos lead a contingent of six foreign-based competitors.

The squad with gather at the Mexican Football Federation’s High Performance Center on August 31 and will travel to the United States one day later.


(International friendlies: September 6, 2014, v Chile at Levi’s Stadium – Santa Clara, California, USA & September 9, 2014, v Bolivia at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, Colorado, USA)

GOALKEEPERS: Guillermo Ochoa (Málaga/Spain), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

DEFENDERS: Paul Aguilar (Club América), Oswaldo Alanís Pantoja (Santos), Miguel Ángel Herrera (CF Pachuca), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Miguel Ponce (Toluca), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Luis Gerardo Venegas (Atlas)

MIDFIELDERS: Javier Aquino (Rayo Vallecano/Spain), Giovani Dos Santos (Villarreal/Spain), Andrés Guardado (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands), Héctor Herrera (Porto/Portugal), Rodolfo Pizarro (Pachuca), Antonio Ríos (Toluca), Carlos Salcido (Guadalajara), José Juan Vázquez (León)

FORWARDS: Erick Torres (Chivas USA/USA), Javier Orozco (Santos), Oribe Peralta (Club América), Marco Fabián (Cruz Azul)