Mexico unveils roster for U.S. friendly

Cruz Azul's Francisco Javier Rodriguez (pictured) was named to Mexico's roster for an April 15, 2015, at the USA in the San Antonio, Texas. (Photo: Mexsport

MEXICO CITY – Mexico named a 19-man roster Wednesday for an international friendly against the host United States on April 15 in San Antonio, Texas.

The entirely domestic-based squad features a trio of players from both Cruz Azul and Monterrey, highlighted by La Maquina’s Francisco Javier Rodriguez, who has made appearances in each of the last three FIFA World Cups.

Queretaro midfielder Mario Osuna, 26, received his first-ever national team call-up.

Mexico is winless in its last five games against the U.S., including a 0-0 home draw and 2-0 away loss in CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014.

The sides (Mexico 6, USA 5) have combined to win 11 of the 12 all-time CONCACAF Gold Cup titles.


(International friendly: April 15, 2015, away v USA)

GOALKEEPERS: Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey), Cirilo Saucedo (Club Tijuana)

DEFENDERS: Oswaldo Alanis (Santos), Adrian Aldrete (Santos), George Corral (Queretaro) Julio Cesar Dominguez (Cruz Azul), Gerardo Flores (Cruz Azul), Francisco Javier Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Luis Rodríguez (Jaguares de Chiapas), Carlos Salcedo (Guadalajara), Efrain Velarde (Monterrey)

MIDFIELDERS: Jurgen Damm (Pachuca), Hiram Mier (Monterrey), Luis Montes (Leon), Mario Osuna (Queretaro), Antonio Rios (Toluca), 

FORWARDS: Eduardo Herrera (Pumas), Erick Torres (Guadalajara), Oribe Peralta (Club America)