2013 will be a crazy year for Mexico. From Hexagonal matches, Gold cup, to the Confederations cup. El Tri will have a lot on its plate. Many fans may not even be thinking about the Gold cup, but it can be a great time to try out some up and comers for Mexico. Here is a prediction for how the roster could look like…
Goalkeepers: Talavera, Michel, Jose Antonio Rodriguez
Defenders: Joel Huiqui, Darvin Chavez, Vidrio, Diego Reyes, Nestor Araujo, Miguel Ponce, Hugo Rodriguez, Efrain Velarde
Midfielders: David Cabrera, Ulises Davila, Javier Cortes, Carlos Salcido, Christian Bermudez, Edgar Andrade, Manuel Viniegra, Daniel Ludueña
Forwards: Aldo de Nigris, Alan Pulido, Edson Rivera
There are a lot of young names I am predicting for this roster. I think many who participated in the Olympic qualifying tournament will be on the team for the Gold cup. Many might be a little shocked to see Ludueña on the roster, as he is Argentinian born (and never played internationally). However, he could add experience to Mexico, and has shown interest in being capped as a Mexican. In addition, I feel Corona, Ochoa, and Orozco will be in Brazil, so Talavera could be a great addition as keeper.
How do you all like this prediction? It is a little hard to make a roster like this, because many names could pop up as favorites for the Confederations cup over night. Although, this is a solid roster to defend the reign as Gold cup champions.