Hernandez heads Mexican squad
Manchester United's Javier Hernandez heads the 23-man squad named by Mexico to face Jamaica in Wednesday's CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying final round at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
According to concacaf.com, the squad will come together today following a 1-1 draw with Denmark in a friendly last Wednesday with a completely domestic-based squad. Three other European-based footballers are in Mexico's squad. They are Giovani Dos Santos (Mallorca), Andres Guardado (Valencia) and Hector Moreno (Espanyol).
Hernandez, who has 28 goals in 43 international appearances for El Tri, is enjoying another stellar season with the English Premier League's current first-place side. The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals in 24 games in all competitions, including eight in 13 league outings.
Mexico have progressed to the finals of six consecutive World Cups and are unbeaten in 12 straight qualifiers. Their last loss (2-1) came at El Salvador on June 6, 2009.
GOALKEEPERS: Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Cirilo Saucedo (Tijuana), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).
DEFENDERS: Paul Aguilar (Club América), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Hector Moreno (Espanyol/Spain), Diego Reyes (Club América), Francisco Javier Rodr'guez (Club America), Carlos Salcido (Tigres), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres).
MIDFIELDERS: Javier Aquino (Cruz Azul), Fernando Arce (Tijuana), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara), Andres Guardado (Valencia/Spain), Hector Herrera (Pachuca), Jesus Molina (Club America).
FORWARDS: Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Giovani Dos Santos (Mallorca/Spain), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United/England), Oribe Peralta (Santos), Angel Reyna (Pachuca).