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Mexico's Javier Aguirre names his team to play Colombia in Dallas

September 23, 2009 | 10:23 am


Mexico Coach Javier Aguirre, who has "El Tri" poised to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has named his roster for next week's friendly match against Colombia at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

All 18 players selected for next Wednesday night's game play in the Mexican league, with one exception. Aguirre has called  Barcelona's Jonathan Dos Santos, the 19-year-old younger brother of Giovanni Dos Santos, into the squad for the first time.

The game is preparation for Mexico's Oct. 10 World Cup qualifying match against El Salvador in Mexico City and its final qualifier, on the road against Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 14.

The full roster:

Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa and Jesus Corona.

Defenders: Paul Aguilar, Jose Antonio Castro, Hugo Ayala, Jonny Magallon, Edgar Duenas, Oscar Rojas and Patricio Araujo.

Midfielders: Gerardo Torrado, Jonathan Dos Santos, Braulio Luna and Edgar Pacheco.

Forwards: Nestor Calderon, Juan Carlos Cacho, Javier Hernandez, Omar Arellano and Enrique Esqueda.

-- Grahame L. Jones

Photo: Mexico Coach Javier Aguirre. Credit: Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images