Mexican National Team Enters Copa América

Surging from the Gold Cup win, Mexico looks forward to their Copa América campaign.

Mexico v Honduras - CONCACAF Nations League
Mexico v Honduras - CONCACAF Nations League / Jam Media/GettyImages
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Copa América is yet to begin it's 2024 campaign. According to Copaamerica.com will be held in the United States from June 20 - July 14 this year. Governing body FIFA has Mexico ranked as the 15th power in the world of national soccer. There are ranked between Columbia and Germany. Argentina is listed at the top as the United States comes in just above Mexico at twelve.

ESPN has some data on the Mexican roster heading into the tournament. They have Julio González and Antonio Rodríguez at goalie. The defenders consist of Omar Campos, Rafael Fernández, Ricardo Chávez, Alexis Peña, Luis Olivas, Brian García and Jesús Orozco. Four forwards are rostered; they are Edgar López, Guillermo Martínez, Rodrigo Huescas and Juan Domínguez. The plentiful group of midfielders consists of Alfonso González, Omar Govea, Dieter Villalpando, Jordi Cortizo, Erik Lira, César Huerta, Bryan González, Andrés Montaño and Rodrigo López.

This is a young team with two twenty years olds and mostly players within their twenties. Dieter and the two goalies are the oldest at ages 32, 32 and 31. All players are very light and fit weighing under 200 pounds each; a few players even weigh in under 140 pounds.

Copa América features an initial group play round. It will have four groups encompassing 14 teams. Mexico is in group B where the team will face Equator, Venezuela, and Jamaica. Consider it good luck that Argentina is not in the same group. Mexico should come in under Argentina as a favorite do succeed but not the favorite to win the cup.