Alejandro Diaz (pictured) was called up to Mexico for its last training camp prior to the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)
MANZANILLO, Mexico – Under the direction of head coach Sergio Almaguer, Mexico opened Sunday its final training camp in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, which will be held January 9-24 in Jamaica.
The squad is scheduled to remain in Manzanillo through December 13, before traveling to Guadalajara for a friendly against Atlas a day later. After that match, all activities will be moved to the Mexican Football Federation’s High Performance Center.
Goalkeeper Raul Gudiño, who was loaned by Guadalajara to Portugal’s Porto in August and finished runner-up in 2013 to the USA’s Tim Howard for the CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year award as a 17-year-old, will link up with the team on December 14.
Mexico will launch its bid to qualify for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup against Cuba on January 10 in Montego Bay.
MEXICO UNDER-20 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
(Training camp starting December 7, 2014)
GOALKEEPERS: José Luis González (FC Dallas/USA), Raúl Manolo Gudiño Vega (Porto/Portugal), Edson Alán Resendez Sánchez (Monterrey)
DEFENDERS: Erick Germain Aguirre Tafolla (Morelia), Aldo Yaninn Benites Montes (Toluca), Oscar Antonio Bernal López (Santos), Rodrigo Armando González Cárdenas (Club America), Kevin Rusell Gutiérrez González (Queretaro), Víctor Alfonso Guzmán Guzmán (Guadalajara), Pablo Jaques Isunza (Pumas), José Carlos Robles Mejía (Pumas), Pedro Antonio Terán Mendoza (Atlas)
MIDFIELDERS: Sergio Adrián Flores Reyes (Guadalajara), Erick Gabriel Gutiérrez Galaviz (Pachuca), Mauro Alberto Laínez Leyva (Pachuca), Hirving Rodrigo Lozano Bahena (Pachuca), Luis Alberto Márquez Quezada (Guadalajara), José David Ramírez García (Guadalajara), Sergio Rodríguez Pulido (Club America)
FORWARDS: Alejandro Díaz Liceaga (Club America), José Alberto Garcia Collazo (Club Tijuana), Guillermo Martínez Ayala (Pachuca), Diego Ivan Pineda Juárez (Club America), Daniel Armando Ríos Calderón (Guadalajara), Walter Gael Sandoval Contreras (Santos)