Head coach Eduardo Acevedo will lead Monarcas Morelia vs. Nexaca Saturday.

Monarcas Morelia and Necaxa announce rosters for Saturday

CHICAGO - The Chicago Fire's Mexican sister club Monarcas Morelia and Club Necaxa of Mexico have announced their rosters for their friendly on Saturday, July 17, immediately following the Chicago Fire's Eastern Conference showdown against the MetroStars at 7 p.m. (www.chicago-fire.com, WRTO 1200 AM, WNVR 1030 AM) from Soldier Field.

Necaxa, which features former MetroStars and New England Revolution midfielder Daniel Hernandez, has arrived in Chicago and will train at South Suburban College, 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Ill., on Thursday and Friday morning. Additionally, the popular Mexican club will take on the Chicago Fire Juniors in a scrimmage Thursday night at South Suburban College at 6:30 p.m. See below for Necaxa training times as well as a complete list of players traveling to Chicago.

Necaxa agenda in Chicago

Thursday, July 15

  • Training at South Suburban College, 10-11 a.m.
  • Scrimmage vs. Chicago Fire Juniors at South Suburban College at 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 16

  • Training at South Suburban College, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Press conference with Monarcas Morelia, 4 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 160 E. Huron in Chicago

    Saturday, July 17

  • Game vs. Monarcas Morelia - 9:30 p.m. - Soldier Field

    Sunday, July 18

  • Depart for Aguascalientes, Mexico

    Monarcas Morelia agenda in Chicago

    Friday, July 16

  • Arrive in Chicago at 12:40 p.m. CT via Mexicana Airlines Flight # 810
  • Press conference with Necaxa, 4 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 160 E. Huron in Chicago

    Saturday, July 17

  • Game vs. Necaxa - 9:30 p.m. - Soldier Field

    Sunday, July 18

  • Depart for Morelia, Mexico

    Following are the traveling rosters for Monarcas Morelia and Necaxa in Chicago:

    MONARCAS        MORELIA                     NECAXA
    Goalkeepers     Miguel de Jesus Fuentes     Ivan Vazquez
                    Junior Felix Madrigal       Rafael Alamo
    Defenders       Carlos Humberto Gonzalez    Daniel Hernandez 
                    Edgar Solano                Jose Maria Higareda 
                    Omar Trujillo               Miguel Acosta 
                    David Henriquez             Juan Reynoso 
                    Armando Vara                Israel Velazquez 
                    Carlos Gonzalez
    Midfielders     Ignacio Carrasco            Fabian Peña
                    Jose Antonio Noriega        Victor Ruiz
                    Mariano Trujillo            Rodolfo Espinoza
                    Damian Alvarez              Johan Rodriguez 
                    Charel Hernandez            Rafael Mejia
                    Francisco Martinez          Gerardo Beltran
                    Hector Castro               David Mendoza
                    Fernando Arce               Antonio Martinez
                    Roberto Vargas              Jose Nuñez
    Forwards        Irving Rubirosa             Jorge Orozco
                    Gabriel Alvez               Alfredo Moreno
                    Rodrigo Prieto              Marco Capetillo
    Head Coach      Eduardo Acevedo             Raul Arias
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