Philadelphia Union midfielder Marco Fabián is part of Mexico’s 29-player preliminary Gold Cup roster, El Tri head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino unveiled on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old veteran of two World Cups with El Tri will be part of the squad for friendlies against Venezuela on June 5 in Atlanta and Ecuador on June 9 in Arlington, Texas. Martino will cut the roster down to 23 players for the team that will compete in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The Gold Cup will be held June 15-July 7. Two quarterfinal matches will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on June 30.
Mexico will be missing four key players with LAFC striker Carlos Vela, West Ham United striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and FC Porto teammates Hector Herrera and Jesus Manuel Corona not making the trip.
Mexico Pre-Gold Cup Roster
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Standard Liege), Jonathan Orozco (Santos Laguna), Hugo Gonzalez (Necaxa), Raul Gudino (Chivas Guadalajara)
Defenders: Nestor Araujo (Celta de Vigo), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Miguel Layun (Monterrey), Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Hector Moreno (Real Sociedad), Fernando Navarro (Club Leon), Diego Reyes (Fenerbahce), Luis Rodriguez (Tigres UANL), Jorge Sanchez (Club America), Carlos Salcedo (Tigres UANL)
Midfielders: Edson Alvarez (Club America), Jonathan dos Santos (Los Angeles Galaxy), Marco Fabián (Philadelphia Union), Andres Guardado (Real Betis), Erick Gutierrez (PSV Eindhoven), Luis Montes (Club Leon), Orbelin Pineda (Cruz Azul), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey), Ivan Rodriguez (Club Leon)
Forwards: Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul), Uriel Antuna (Los Angeles Galaxy), Hirving Lozano (PSV Eindhoven), Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton), Rodolfo Pizarro (Monterrey), Alexis Vega (Chivas Guadalajara)