Beware, USWNT! The Mexican Roster For The Women's World Cup Qualifier Is Here
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The Mexican women's soccer team unveiled its roster for the upcoming Concacaf W Championship, a tournament delivering four direct tickets for the 2023 World Cup and two for the 2024 Olympics Games. El Tri is part of Group A alongside Jamaica, Haiti, and the USWNT.
Yeah, baby! México vs. The United States.
OK, it's hard to speak about rivalry when the head-to-head between both is so massively in favor of the USWNT: 39 American wins, one draw, and two Mexican surprises. But, hey! One of El Tri's victories came in a similar tournament to this one, the 2011 World Cup Qualifiers.
So not so easy peasy.
Mexico Roster 2022 Concacaf W Championship
The 23-player list is very consistent with what we have seen during manager Mónica Vergara's tenure. And the only element of controversy is the absence of Charlyn Corral.
The striker had a phenomenal season in Pachuca, but she never had a chance to show her skill in the current process around the women's national team. Why? To be honest, the only thing clear is that she has been vetoed in the same way Javier Chicharito Hernández has been exiled from the men's national team. The reason? Go figure.
Of the 23 players, five are currently playing in the United States. Three of them are in the NWSL (Jiména López, María Sánchez, and Diana Ordoñez), while the other two play at the college level (Alexia Delgado and Maricarmen Reyes).
Here is the complete list:
- Goalkeepers: Alejandría Godínez (Monterrey), Emily Alvarado (Stade de Reims), Itzel González (América)
- Defenders: Rebeca Bernal (Monterrey), Greta Espinoza (Tigres), Cristina Ferral (Tigres), Jimena López (OL Reign), Kenti Robles (Real Madrid), Bianca Sierra (Tigres)
- Midfielders: Nancy Antonio (Tigres), Alexia Delgado (Arizona State University), Diana García (Monterrey), Carolina Jaramillo (Chivas), Stephany Mayor (Tigres), Casandra Montero (Chivas), Maricarmen Reyes (University of California)
- Forwards: Alicia Cervantes (Chivas), Myra Delgadillo (sin club), Katty Martínez (América), Joseline Montoya (Chivas), Diana Ordoñez (NC Courage), Lizbeth Ovalle (Tigres), María Sánchez (Houston Dash)
En nuestra tierra... ¡Hagamos historia!
Vamos por el al Mundial, Juegos Olímpicos y la primera Copa Oro. ♀️Más info. ➡️https://t.co/U2npO123KM#TuCanchaLaEligesTú | #HechoDeLosMexicanos pic.twitter.com/SSll7eqM4Z
— Selección Nacional de México Femenil (@Miseleccionfem) June 23, 2022
2022 Concacaf W Championship Info
Here are a few pointers for the tournament:
- Dates: July 4 to July 18
- Venues: Estadio Universitario and Estadio BBVA (Monterrey, Mexico)
- Mexico vs. USWNT group stage game: Monday, July 11, 10 p.m. ET
- TV: Paramount+ (English) | TUDN (Spanish)