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Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras Announce 35-Man Provisional Rosters Ahead of Upcoming U.S. Tour Matches in Orlando and Houston

The Mexican National Team, along with Costa Rica and Honduras, today announced their 35-man provisional rosters ahead of the upcoming 2015 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches in Orlando and Houston. El Tricolor will face CONCACAF’s top-ranked team Costa Rica at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on Saturday, June 27 (6:00 p.m. ET). Three days later, Mexico will travel to Houston’s NRG Stadium to battle rivals Honduras on Wednesday, July 1 (9:30 p.m. ET).

All three squads will narrow their rosters to 23-players later this month as they prepare for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, which starts on July 7.

The stellar list of Mexican players includes 2014 World Cup standout goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa of La Liga’s Málaga CF, and popular forward Giovani Dos Santos of Villarreal CF, as well as Manchester United’s striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernández.

Looking to win their first Gold Cup title after a remarkable World Cup run in Brazil, Costa Rica’s roster features stars such as goalkeeper Keylor Navas (Real Madrid/ESP), defender Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls/USA), midfielders Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruña/ESP) and Bryan Ruiz (Fulham/ENG), as well as forward Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake/USA).

The Honduran roster boasts stars such as goalkeeper Noel Valladares (Olimpia), defender Johnny Palacios (Olimpia), midfielders Boniek García (Houston Dynamo/USA) and Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City/USA).

Tickets for both matches are available via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM 35-MAN PRELIMINARY ROSTER:

Goalkeepers: Luis Michel (Chivas de Guadalajara/Mexico); Moises Muñoz (Club America/Mexico); Guillermo Ochoa (Malaga/Spain); Jonathan Orozco (Monterrey/Mexico) Defenders: Paul Aguilar (Club America/Mexico); Oswaldo Alanis (Santos/Mexico); Yasser Corona (Queretaro/Mexico); Miguel Herrera (Pachuca/Mexico); Miguel Layun (Watford/England); Hiram Mier (Monterrey/Mexico); Hector Moreno (Espanyol/Spain); Fernando Navarro (Leon/Mexico); Diego Reyes (Porto/Portugal); Francisco Javier Rodriguez (Cruz Azul/Mexico) Midfielders: Nestor Calderon (Santos/Mexico); Jonathan Dos Santos (Villarreal/Spain); Jesús Dueñas (Tigres/Mexico); Andres Guardado (PSV Eindhoven/Netherlands); Erick Gutierrez (Pachuca/Mexico); Hector Herrera (Porto/Portugal); Hirving Lozano (Pachuca/Mexico); Jesus Molina (Santos/Mexico); Orbelin Pineda (Queretaro/Mexico); Miguel Ponce (Chivas de Guadalajara/MEX); Antonio Rios (Toluca/Mexico); Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres/Mexico); Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon/Mexico)

Forwards: Jesus Corona (FC Twente/Netherlands); Aldo De Nigris (Chivas de Guadalajara/Mexico); Giovani Dos Santos (Villarreal/Spain); Carlos Esquivel (Toluca/Mexico); Javier Hernandez (Real Madrid/Spain); Javier Orozco (Santos/Mexico); Oribe Peralta (Club America/Mexico); Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad/Spain)

COSTA RICAN NATIONAL TEAM 35-MAN PRELIMINARY ROSTER:

Goalkeepers: Esteban Alvarado (unattached); Dany Carvajal (Saprissa/Costa Rica); Keylor Navas (Real Madrid/Spain); Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense/Costa Rica)

Defenders: Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense/Costa Rica); Keyner Brown (Herediano/Costa Rica); Francisco Calvo (Saprissa/Costa Rica); Junior Diaz (FSV Mainz 05/Germany); Waylon Francis (Columbus Crew, USA); Christian Gamboa (West Bromwich Albion/England); Giancarlo Gonzalez (Palermo/Italy); Lemark Hernandez (Herediano/Costa Rica); Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls/USA); Dave Myrie (Herediano/Costa Rica); Jordan Smith (Saprissa/Costa Rica); Michael Umaña (Persepolis FC/Iran); Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps/Canada) Midfielders: Elias Aguilar (Herediano/Costa Rica); Marvin Angulo (Saprissa/Costa Rica); Celso Borges (Deportivo La Coruña/Spain); Joel Campbell (Arsenal FC/England); Jose Miguel Cubero (Blackpool FC/England); David Guzman (Saprissa/Costa Rica); Ronald Matarrita (Alajuelense/Costa Rica); Nestor Monge (Saprissa/Costa Rica); David Ramirez (Saprissa/Costa Rica); Bryan Ruiz (Fulham FC/England); John Jairo Ruiz (KV Oostende/Belgium); Luis Miguel Valle (Alajuelense/Costa Rica); Deyver Vega (Saprissa/Costa Rica); Johan Venegas (Alajuelense/Costa Rica)

Forwards: Jonathan McDonald (Alajuelense/Costa Rica); Jonathan Moya (Saprissa/Costa Rica), Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake/USA); Marco Ureña (Midtjylland FC/Denmark)

HONDURAN NATIONAL TEAM 35-MAN PRELIMINARY ROSTER:

Goalkeepers: Donis Escober (Olimpia/Honduras); Luis Lopez (Real España/Honduras); Noel Valladares (Olimpia/Honduras); Orlin Vallecillo (Victoria/Honduras)

Defenders: Ever Alvarado (Olimpia/Honduras); Jose Barralaga (Real Sociedad/Honduras); Brayan Beckeles (Boavista/Portugal); Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua/Honduras); Henry Figueroa (Motagua/Honduras); Bryan Garcia (Vida/Honduras); Johnny Leveron (Marathon/Honduras); Cesar Oseguera (Motagua/Honduras); Carlos Palacios (Marathon/Honduras); Johnny Palacios (Olimpia/Honduras)

Midfielders: Bryan Acosta (Real España/Honduras); Jorge Claros (Qingdao Jonoon/China); Carlos Discua (Motagua/Honduras); Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City/USA); Wilmer Fuentes (Marathon/Honduras); Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo/USA); Luis Garrido (Houston Dynamo/USA); Mario Martinez (Real España/Honduras); Alfredo Mejia (Panthrakikos FC/Greece); Carlos Mejia (Marathon/Honduras); Andy Najar (Anderlecht/Belgium); Arnold Peralta (Olimpia/Honduras); Romell Quioto (Olimpia/Honduras)

Forwards: Erick Andino (Victoria/Honduras); Jerry Bengtson (Belgrano/Argentina); Rubilio Castillo (Motagua/Honduras); Alberth Elis (Olimpia/Honduras); Eddie Hernandez (Motagua/Honduras); Antony Lozano (Olimpia/Honduras); Bryan Rochez (Orlando City SC/USA)

2015 Mexican National Team U.S. Tour

Date Opponent Venue City Time (ET) Tickets / Result TV/Radio / Attendance
March 28 Ecuador Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, Calif. 9:30 p.m. 1-0 (W) 88,409
March 31 Paraguay Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Mo. 9:00 p.m. 1-0 (W) 38,114
June 27 Costa Rica Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, Fla. 6:00 p.m. Click Here TV: Univision, UDN, ESPN2 Radio: Fútbol de Primera
July 1 Honduras NRG Stadium Houston, Texas 9:30 p.m. Click Here TV: UniMás, UDN, ESPN2Radio: Fútbol de Primera
September 8* Argentina AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas 10:00 p.m. Click Here TV: Univision Networks, ESPN2Radio: Fútbol de Primera

*Additional details about media accreditation for the Mexico vs. Argentina match at AT&T Stadium will be announced at a later date. 

 Accreditation: The accreditation deadline for media planning to cover any of the two upcoming 2015 Mexican National Team matches is approaching. The last day to apply is Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The application form is available online by clicking on the following link:

https://secure.sportssystems.com/events2/?eventKey=819ebccb-1ed5-49fa-93c2-65524efc1811

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Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras Announce 35-Man Provisional Rosters Ahead of Upcoming U.S. Tour Matches in Orlando and Houston 

Tickets for Mexico vs. Costa Rica and Mexico vs. Honduras available via Ticketmaster.com

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