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 www.CDCHIVASUSA.com, the official web site of Chivas USA.
MEXICO'S ROSTER FOR SEPT. 3 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER VERSUS THE UNITED STATES
# 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
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