By: Catherine Paquette, SPC Staff Writer
Mexico City, Mexico (January 8, 2020) – The Mexican Football Federation has announced its selected Mexican Women’s National Team players for its Pre-2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament camp.
The camp, which started today, will last until the 21rst of January. In total 18 training sessions and two preparatory matches will be held. Mexico has named 22 players to the camp squad. Two will need to be cut for the qualifying tournament.
The 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament is held from the 28 of January 2020 to the 9th of February. Mexico is in Group B. During the group stage will face Jamaica on the 29th of January, Canada on the 1rst of February and Saint Kitts and Nevis on the 4th of February. Should they finish in the top two teams, they will progress to one of the two semi-finals depending on their position. The winners of each semi-final qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Mexico has selected a relatively young team mixed with a few seasoned veterans. Here is their list of players:
|Emily Alvarado (GK)||Texas Christian University||3 (0)|
|Itzel Gonzalez (GK)||Tijuana||1 (0)|
|Cecilia Santiago (GK)||PSV Eindhoven||62 (0)|
|Mariana Cadena (DF)||Monterrey||2 (0)|
|Janelly Farias (DF)||Guadalajara||7 (0)|
|Jocelyn Orejel (DF)||Tijuana||9 (0)|
|Kenti Robles (DF)||Atlético Madrid||68 (3)|
|Bianca Sierra (DF)||Tigres UANL||52 (0)|
|Rebeca Bernal (MF)||Monterrey||20 (0)|
|Diana Evangelista (MF)||Monterrey||2 (0)|
|Stephany Mayor (MF)||Tigres UANL||75 (13)|
|Liliana Mercado (MF)||Tigres UANL||18 (0)|
|Karla Nieto (MF)||Pachuca||23 (0)|
|Lizbeth Jacqueline Ovalle (MF)||Tigres UANL||15 (4)|
|Joana Robles (MF)||Atlas||13 (0)|
|Maria Sanchez (MF)||Guadalajara||21 (3)|
|Renae Cuellar (FW)||Tijuana||33 (7)|
|Daniela Espinosa (FW)||América||9 (0)|
|Adriana Iturbide (FW)||Atlas||4 (1)|
|Katty Martinez (FW)||Tigres UANL||10 (1)|
|Kiana Palacios (FW)||Real Sociedad||14 (2)|
The Mexican WNT’s only appearance at the Summer Olympic Games was in 2004 where they progressed to the quarter-finals finishing 8th overall.