Posts Tagged ‘Cuauhtémoc Blanco’

2010 WORLD CUP – MEXICO ANNOUNCES 23-MAN ROSTER

May 31, 2010

2010 WORLD CUP – MEXICO ANNOUNCES 23-MAN ROSTER

20-year-old Barcelona midfielder Jonathon Dos Santos was left off of Mexico’s squad for the World Cup.

Mexico manager Javier Aguirre cut Dos Santos as well as Club America defender Juan Carlos Valenzuela and Morelia defender Adrian Aldrete to trim his side to 23.

“The Mexican Football Federation is grateful to Jonathan Dos Santos, Juan Carlos Valenzuela and Adrian Aldrete for their dedication, discipline, professionalism and commitment shown during the preparations with the national team,” the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación said in a statement on the official website.

2010 MEXICO ROSTER

GOALKEEPERS

Memo Ochoa (America)

Luis Ernesto Michel (Chivas/USA)

Oscar Perez (Chiapas)

DEFENDERS

Rafael Marquez (Barcelona/ESP)

Ricardo Osorio (Stuttgart/GER)

Hector Moreno (AZ Alkmmar/NED)

Francisco Rodriguez (PSV Eindhoven/NED)

Carlos Salcido (PSV Eindhoven/NED)

Paul Aguilar (Pachuca)

Efrain Juarez (Pumas UNAM)

MIDFIELDERS

Jonny Magallon (Guadalajara)

Jorge Torres Nilo (Atlas)

Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul)

Israel Castro (Pumas UNAM)

Andres Guardado (Deportivo La Coruna/ESP)

FORWARDS

Pablo Barrera (Pumas UNAM)

Adolfo Bautista (Guadalajara)

Alberto Medina (Guadalajara)

Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Veracruz)

Javier Hernandez (Guadalajara)

Giovani dos Santos (Galatasaray/TUR)

Guillermo Franco (West Ham/ENG)

Carlos Vela (Arsenal/ENG)

FIRE RETURN A POSSIBILITY FOR BLANCO

May 12, 2010

FIRE RETURN A POSSIBILITY FOR BLANCO

Cuauhtémoc Blanco will be looking for a new team after the World Cup, but there is nothing stopping him from making his new team one of his old teams, the Chicago Fire, for example.

“We never close any doors with any players,” said team Technical Director Frank Klopas. “Obviously the door is always open, especially for players [like Blanco] who hold the Fire in high regards and feel that this has been a good place for them.”

Klopas and Fire Head Coach Carols de los Cabos were at Soldier Field on Monday to take in the Mexico v Senegal tune-up and spoke to Blanco on the pitch before the match, as the Mexican legend had refused all interviews.

Blanco was the Fire’s first Designated Player and scored 16 goals over his three seasons with the club.