Nations League

Mexico releases 16 players & adds David Ochoa for Nations League games

Lizzy Becherano
Diego Lainez headlines newly adjusted Mexican national team roster ahead of Nations League.
Diego Lainez headlines newly adjusted Mexican national team roster ahead of Nations League. / John Dorton/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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The Mexican national team is shaking up its roster ahead of the Nations League matches.

Head coach Gerardo Martino downsized the initial 38-player squad to 23, releasing 16 figures and bringing Mexican-American David Ochoa on to the squad as the team prepares to host Suriname and visit Jamaica. Veteran figures like Guillermo Ochoa, Hector Herrera, Raul Jimenez and Erick Gutierrez will all make way for fresh faces to secure minutes during the Concacaf competition. 

Prospects Marcelo Flores and Julian Araujo remain with the team, hoping to make their first appearance of the June window in the upcoming matches. Arsenal youngster Flores earned his first call-up since committing his international future to Mexico, announcing his allegiance over Canada and England earlier this month. 

Given the departure of Guillermo Ochoa and Alfredo Talavera, Real Salt Lake’s David Ochoa will join to become the third goalkeeper available for Mexico. He stands alongside Santos Laguna figure Carlos Acevedo and Leon goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota. 


New Mexican national team roster

Goalkeepers

  • Carlos Acevedo
  • Rodolfo Cota
  • David Ochoa 

Defenders

  • Erick Aguirre
  • Kevin Álvarez
  • Jesús Angulo
  • Julián Araujo
  • Julio Domínguez
  • Jesús Gallardo
  • Israel Reyes

Midfielders

  • Uriel Antuna
  • Fernando Beltrán
  • Luis Chávez
  • Sebastián Córdova
  • Diego Lainez
  • Erick Lira
  • Erick Sánchez
  • Orbelín Pineda
  • Rodolfo Pizarro 
  • Luis Romo

Forwards

  • Marcelo Flores
  • Santiago Giménez
  • Henry Martin 

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