Jonathan Orozco
Monterrey's goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco takes part in an official training session for the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, south of Tokyo December 12, 2012. Mexico's Monterrey will play in the semi-final against the European Champions League holder Chelsea at the Club World Cup soccer tournament on December 13 in Yokohama. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Miguel Herrera announced his roster for Mexico’s much-anticipated match with the United States on Wednesday in San Antonio, TX at the famed Alamodome. Over the past few months, El Tri’s roster has either resembled that of a Liga MX All-Star team, or the team that nearly advanced to the quarterfinals during last year’s World Cup in Brazil.

Wednesday’s roster will look quite different however as Herrera plans to give fresh faces an opportunity to make an impact for Mexico and possibly stake a claim to a roster spot for upcoming Copa America and Gold Cup. In all, there are 19 players who will dress in green, white, and red when El Tri takes the pitch against the USA.

At the goalkeeper position, Jesus Corona, who shined in net during Mexico’s 1-0 victory over Ecuador last month has been left off the roster to make room for Tijuana’s Cirilio Saucedo and Monterrey’s Jonathan Orozco.

Other new faces and recent call-ups include, Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, Gerardo Flores, Julio “Cata” Dominguez, Oswaldo Alanis and Chivas’ Erick “Cubo Torresand Carlos Salcedo who will be making his national team debut. The 21-year-old Salcedo is familiar with the USMNT players as he played in the MLS with Real Salt Lake before moving to Chivas. The nubile defender is inexperienced, but has an opportunity to catch his coaches’ eye against the United States.

Here is the complete El Tri Roster that will be taking the pitch against the United States in San Antonio next Wednesday:


Cirilo Saucedo (Tijuana)
Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey)


Francisco "Maza" Rodríguez (Cruz Azul)
Julio Cesar Dominguez (Cruz Azul)
Oswaldo Alanis (Santos)
Adrian Aldrete (Santos)
George Corral (Querétaro)
Gerardo Flores (Cruz Azul)
Hiram Mier (Monterrey)
Ephraim Veiling (Monterrey)
Carlos Salcedo (Chivas)


Luis Montes (León)
Antonio Rios (Toluca)
Jürgen Damm (Pachuca)
Luis Alfonso Rodríguez (Jaguares)
Mario Osuna (Querétaro)


Oribe Peralta (America)
Erick "Cube" Torres (Chivas)
Eduardo Herrera (Pumas)

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