Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez out, Rogelio Funes Mori in

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez out, Rogelio Funes Mori in

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was left off Mexico’s last roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, whereas Monterrey striker Rogelio Funes Mori made the 23-man squad.

Hernandez’s final call-up was practically two years in the past, with Mexico’s all-time main objective scorer showing in a pleasant vs. the US in September 2019.

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Funes Mori lately obtained his Mexican citizenship, making him eligible to file a one-time change from Argentina to symbolize El Tri. Born in Mendoza and partially raised within the U.S., Funes Mori made one look for El Albiceleste in 2012.

The 30-year-old ex-River Plate man has been seen as viable No. 9 choice for Mexico as Raul Jimenez stays out of motion attributable to a cranium damage suffered in November. Since arriving to Rayados in 2015, Funes Mori has scored 121 objectives throughout all competitions, serving to them win the 2019 Liga MX Apertura title and the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League.

Different key gamers on Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s 23-man listing are Napoli’s Hirving “Chucky” Lozano, Porto’s Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, and Atletico Madrid’s Hector Herrera.

Guillermo Ochoa, Henry Martin, and Luis Romo will skip the Gold Cup to be the three overage gamers on Mexico’s Olympic squad.

Different notable gamers who’ll miss the Gold Cup are Andres Guardado (thigh damage) and his Actual Betis teammate Diego Lainez, who’ll be on the Olympics.

Three MLS gamers — Sporting Kansas Metropolis’s Alan Pulido and LA Galaxy duo Jonathan dos Santos and Efrain Alvarez — are additionally on the Gold Cup listing.

Mexico seeks to defend its Gold Cup title, beating the U.S. 1-Zero in Chicago on the 2019 version.

Mexico will face off in opposition to Curacao, El Salvador and a qualifier are in Group A when group stage kicks off on July 10. Group B sees the U.S., Martinique, Canada and a qualifier; Costa Rica, Jamaica, Suriname and a qualifier are in Group C; and Grenada, Honduras, Panama and invited visitor Qatar are in Group D.

The highest two nations in every group advance. The ultimate is Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.

MEXICO GOLD CUP SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Rodolfo Cota (Leon), Jonathan Orozco (Tijuana), Alfredo Talavera (Pumas)

Defenders: Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca), Nestor Araujo (Celta Vigo), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Hector Moreno (Monterrey), Luis Rodriguez (Tigres), Osvaldo Rodriguez (Leon), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres), Gilberto Sepulveda (Chivas de Guadalajara)

Midfielders: Edson Alvarez (Ajax), Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy), Alan Cervantes (Santos Laguna), Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Erick Gutierrez (PSV), Hector Herrera (Atletico Madrid), Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul), Erick Sanchez (Pachuca)

Forwards: Jesus Corona (Porto), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), Hirving Lozano (Napoli), Alan Pulido (Sporting Kansas Metropolis)

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