U.S., Mexico to meet Wednesday in U-23 friendly

A week after scoring in a full international against Mexico, Jordan Morris (#8) will suit up for the USA in an under-23 friendly against the Mexicans on April 22, 2015, in Carson, California. (Photo: Mexsport)

CARSON, California – The United States and Mexico will continue their rivalry on Wednesday, when the under-23 sides of each nation meet in a friendly at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Both sides, which are preparing for the 2015 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship, assembled 20-player rosters. 

The U.S. squad is highlighted the inclusion of Stanford University forward Jordan Morris.  The 20-year-old made an international name for himself by scoring for the senior team in a 2-0 win over the Mexicans on April 15. 

Mexico is led by Toluca forward Marco Bueno, who made his international in that same game. 

In six matches between the U.S. U-23's and Mexico since 1992 (when Olympic soccer was first designated as an Under-23-tournament), the Americans hold the advantage with a 5W-0D-2L record. 


GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton/England), Jon Kempin (San Antonio Scorpions)

DEFENDERS: Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps FC/Canada), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca/Mexico), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy), Sam Strong (UC Santa Barbara), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas)

MIDFIELDERS: Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana/Mexico), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna/Mexico), Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls II)

FORWARDS: Alonso Hernandez (Monterrey/Mexico), Alfred Koroma Shams (no club), Jordan Morris (Stanford University), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach/Germany), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy) 


GOALKEEPERS: Luis Cárdenas (Monterrey), Gibran Lajud (Club Tijuana) 

DEFENDERS: Gil Burón (Querétaro), Jorge Caballero (Monterrey), Luis Guzmán (Atlas), Bernardo Hernández (Monterrey), Luis Solorio (Coras), Pedro Terán (Atlas)

MIDFIELDERS: Carlos Cisneros (Coras), Rosario Enrique Cota (Cruz Azul), Kevin Escamilla (UNAM) Jonathan Espericueta (Tigres), Pedro Hernández (Club Tijuana), Michael Pérez (Coras), Daniel Hernández (Atlante)

FORWARDS: Marco Bueno (Toluca), José Alberto García (Club Tijuana), Ulises Jaimes  (Monarcas), Uvaldo Luna (Tigres), Ángel Zaldívar (Coras)