This news was announced Friday, but I figured it’d get lost in the hype of the big Portland game. Mexico’s coach Jose Manuel de la Torre has announced his 23-man roster for a May 28 friendly against Ecuador. Kick off at Qwest Field is 1 p.m. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.
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Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Club America, Mexico), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca, Mexico), Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul, Mexico).
Defenders: Rafa Marquez (New York Red Bulls, MLS), Carlos Salcido (Fulham, England), Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Francisco Javier Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands), Ricardo Osorio (Monterrey, Mexico), Edgar Duenas (Toluca, Mexico), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres, Mexico).
Midfielders: Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain), Efrain Juarez (Celtic, Scotland), Israel Castro (UNAM, Mexico), Antonio Naelson Sinha (Toluca, Mexico), Luis Perez (Monterrey, Mexico), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul, Mexico), Angel Reyna (Club America, Mexico), Jesus Zavala (Monterrey, Mexico).
Forwards: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez* (Manchester United, England), Giovanni dos Santos (Racing de Santander, Spain), Pablo Barrera (West Ham United, England), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey, Mexico), Elias Hernandez (Morelia, Mexico)
* — Hernandez is scheduled to the team in Dallas before the start of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.