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Mexico names squad to face USA in friendly

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Mexico coach Miguel Herrera named his 19-player domestic-based squad to face the United States in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday via Twitter, with no big surprises.

Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona missed out due to club commitments in the CONCACAF Champions League, with Moises Munoz and Alfredo Talavera the only two goalkeepers named.

In defense, it was much of the same as previous call-ups. Three of Rafa Marquez, Francisco "Maza" Rodriguez, Enrique Perez and Juan Carlos Valenzuela will occupy the center back spots, with Miguel Ponce and Miguel Layun the left wingbacks and Paul Aguilar and Rogelio Chavez the candidates at right wingback.

In central midfield, Juan Carlos Medina, Jose Juan Vazquez, Jesus Zavala, Marco Fabian, Isaac Brizuela, Carlos Pena and Luis Montes will fight it out for the three starting spots.

Upfront, Oribe Peralta misses out — reportedly due to the wishes of the player after a lot of matches so far in 2014 — with call-ups Alan Pulido and Raul Jimenez seemingly guaranteed to start the game.

There are seven players from America, four from Leon, three from Toluca and two from Cruz Azul.

The full squad is:

Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)
Moises Munoz (America)
Rafa Marquez (Leon)
Francisco Rodriguez (America)
Enrique Perez (Atlas)
Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America)
Miguel Ponce (Toluca)
Miguel Layun (America)
Paul Aguilar (America)
Rogelio Chavez (Cruz Azul)
Juan Carlos Medina (America)
Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon)
Jesus Zavala (Monterrey)
Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul)
Isaac Brizuela (Toluca)
Carlos Pena (Leon)
Luis Montes (Leon)
Alan Pulido (Tigres)
Raul Jimenez (America)

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