Friday, September 9, 2011
Chivas de Guadalajara roster set for friendly
By Charlie Corr
Chivas de Guadalajara's roster has been announced for the Primera Division side's international friendly against the Chicago Fire next Wednesday at Toyota Park.
Chivas' lineup includes the likes of defender and team captain Héctor Reynoso, veteran forward/midfielder Alberto Medina and forward Omar Arellano.
Chivas 22-year-old midfielder Marco Fabián also is on the roster, and he made a huge impression on U.S. soil a little more than a month ago. Fabián tallied two memorable goals --one from distance, the other a bicycle kick -- during Chivas' 4-1 win over Barcelona on Aug. 3 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami as part of the World Football Challenge.
The Fire and Chivas have met once before on July 13, 2000, when Guadalajara earned a 1-0 win over Chicago at Soldier Field.
CHIVAS DE GUADALAJARA ROSTER:
Goalkeepers: Luis Ernesto Michel, Victor Hugo Hernández
Defenders: Héctor Reynoso, Patricio Araujo, Edgar Mejía, Mario de Luna, Jonny Magallón, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Javier Ledesma, Kristian Álvarez
Midfielders: Xavier Báez, Marco Fabián, Jorge Mora, Antonio Gallardo, José Luis Verduzco, Juan Pablo Orozco
Forwards: Alberto Medina, Antonio Salazar, Julio Nava, Omar Arellano, Carlos Fierro, Erick Torres
Chivas is coached by Guadalajara-born José Luis Real, who has headed the team since 2009.