Mexico announces roster for next Saturday's match against United States

CARSON, Calif. - Ricardo Antonio Lavolpe, head coach of the Mexican National Team, has announced his 20-man roster - including six players from Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Chivas USA's sister club - for Mexico's upcoming World Cup qualifying match against the United States, to be held on Saturday, September 3 at 4:30 p.m. PT. The game - which will see the winner qualify for next summer's 2006 World Cup in Germany - will be shown LIVE on The Home Depot Center's big screen in a massive viewing party prior to Chivas USA's September 3 match against the Columbus Crew.

This unique international 'doubleheader' - making The Home Depot Center the best place in all the Southland to watch the latest edition of this great international soccer rivalry - kicks off with U.S. vs. Mexico at 4:30 p.m. PT, followed by Chivas USA's MLS regular season showdown with the Columbus Crew at 7:00 p.m. PT. The match will mark the Southern California debut of Chivas USA's new signings, including Mexican internationals Juan Francisco Palencia and Juan Pablo García. Gates - and ChivaTown - will open at 4:00 p.m. PT. For tickets, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit, the official web site of Chivas USA.


# Name                                  Position      Club 
1 Oswaldo Javier Sánchez Ibarra         Goalkeeper    Guadalajara 
2 Moisés Muñoz Rodríguez                Goalkeeper    Monarcas 
3 Rafael Márquez Álvarez                Defender      Barcelona FC 
4 Ricardo Osorio Mendoza                Defender      Cruz Azul
5 Francisco Javier Rodríguez Pinedo     Defender      Guadalajara 
6 Carlos Arnoldo Salcido Flores         Defender      Guadalajara 
7 Mario Méndez Olague                   Defender      Toluca 
8 Gonzálo Pineda Reyes                  Midfielder    U.N.A.M. 
9 Carlos Adrían Morales Higuera         Midfielder    Tigres 
10 Pavel Pardo Segura                   Midfielder    América 
11 Oscar Adrián Rojas Castillón         Midfielder    América 
12 Gerardo Torrado Díaz de Bonilla      Midfileder    Cruz Azul 
13 Gerardo Gabriel Galindo Martínez     Midfielder    U.N.A.M. 
14 Ramón Morales Higuera                Midfielder    Guadalajara 
15 Antonio Naelson Matías               Midfielder    Toluca 
16 Luis Ernesto Pérez Gómez             Midfielder    Monterrey 
17 Alberto Medina Briseño               Forward       Guadalajara 
18 José Francisco Fonseca Guzmán        Forward       Cruz Azul 
19 Jared Francisco Borguetti Echavarria Forward       Bolton Wanderers FC 
20 Omar Bravo Tordecillas               Forward       Guadalajara 

Coaching Staff

Ricardo Antonio La Volp     Head Coach 
Jorge Campos Navarrete      Assistant Coach 
Francisco Ramírez Gámez     Assistant Coach
Milton Graniolatti Cha      Strengh and Conditioning 
Alberto Aguilar Mijes       Goalkeeper Coach
Dr. José Luis Serrano Díaz  Team Doctor
Carlos Coccaro Pinazo       Athletic Trainer
Gonzalo Saldaña Sánches     Equipment Manager
Isaac Estrada Rodríguez     Equipment Manager
Luis Cabrera Álvarez        Massage Therapist
Alejandro Márquez Cortés    Massage Therapist

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