Mexican Squad for Azteca vs USA: Thoughts

KEEPERS

Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña | América

José de Jesús Corona Rodríguez | Cruz Azul

DEFENSE

Efraín Juárez Valdez | UNAM José Antonio

Castro González | Tigres

Rafael Márquez Álvarez | Barcelona

José Jonny Magallón Oliva | Guadalajara

Ricardo Osorio Mendoza | Stuttgart

Aarón Galindo Rubio | Guadalajara

Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores | PSV Eindhoven

Oscar Adrián Rojas Castillon | América

MIDS

Gerardo Torrado Diez de Bonilla | Cruz Azul

Israel Castro Macías | UNAM

José Andrés Guardado Hernández | La Coruña

Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo | Chicago Fire

STRIKERS

Alberto Medina Briseño – Guadalajara

Giovani Dos Santos Ramírez – Tottenham

Nery Alberto Castillo Confalonieri – Shakhtar

Carlos Alberto Vela Garrido – Arsenal

Miguel Sabah Rodríguez – Monarcas

Guillermo Luis Franco – NO CLUB

This  squad is much more formidable than the squad the US lost 5-0 the other day. But Aguirre has buckled to some of the pressure to select members of the Gold Cup squad for this match, but has reinforced the side by dropping many of weaker Gold Cup links and bringing in a cast of impressive European based players.

Osvaldo Sanchez and Oscar Perez have finally been replaced as the #1 keeper by Memo Ochoa. Rafa Marquez is not healthy enough to make the squad but Aguirre surprisingly did not keep Fausto Pinto who had a strong Gold Cup in the squad.

The midfield will be led by the young and talented Andreas Guardado who scored versus the US in 2007. Up front, the squad is scary talented and strong which will test the American defense.

More later…..