Jorge Torres Nilo (pictured) is one of six Tigres players on Mexico's roster for an international friendly against Senegal on February 10, 2016, in Miami. (Photo: Mexsport)
MEXICO CITY – Six players from current Liga MX champion Tigres are featured on Mexico’s roster for a February 10 friendly against Senegal at Marlins Park in Miami.
On Thursday, Tricolor head coach Juan Carlos Osorio announced a 22-man selection that placed heavy emphasis on the 2015-16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinalist. Israel Jimenez, Jorge Torres Nilo and Jose Arturo Rivas – three members of the stalwart UANL defense – have made a combined 11 appearances in four games during the current Clausura campaign.
Osorio’s squad also contains a trio of midfielders from table-topping Pachuca, including Hirving Lozano – the Golden Ball winner at the 2015 CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
Mexico (2W-0D-0L, 6 points) is using the match as preparation for the resumption of World Cup Qualifying next month, when it looks to maintain first place in Group A with two meetings against second-place Canada (1W-1D-0L, 4 points) twice (March 25, away; March 29, home).
GOALKEEPERS: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alejandro Palacios (Pumas)
DEFENDERS: Nestor Araujo (Santos), Yasser Corona (Queretaro), Gerardo Flores (Toluca), Israel Jimenez (Tigres), Jose Arturo Rivas (Tigres), Gerardo Rodriguez (Toluca), Carlos Salcedo (Guadalajara), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres)
MIDFIELDERS: Javier Aquino (Tigres), Jurgen Damm (Tigres), Jesus Dueñas (Tigres), Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca), Hirving Lozano (Pachuca), Jesus Molina (Santos), Luis Montes (Leon), Rodolfo Pizarro (Pachuca), Candido Ramirez (Monterrey), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey)
FORWARDS: Eduardo Herrera (Pumas), Henry Martin (Tijuana)