Two players from Pumas UNAM will have the chance to represent the Mexican National Team at the Pan American Games in Toronto from July 10-26.
Mexico U-22 head coach Raul Gutierrez announced the list on June 17, and included defender Josecarlos Van Rankin and midfielder Kevin Escamilla.
Both players return to the squad after competing in the Toulon Tournament with Mexico last month.
In a recent interview with Pumas English, Kevin Escamilla expressed his desire to perform well with the national team and to bring home some good results leading up to the 2016 Olympics.
“My aspirations right now are dedicated to the Pan American games in July. The pre-Olympics are coming, and another dream I have is to be in the Olympic games that will be in Rio de Janeiro next year,” Escamilla said.
The men’s soccer tournament kicks off on Sunday, July 12 with Panama vs. Peru. Mexico will kick off the tournament on Monday, July 13 against Paraguay. The Gold Medal Match will be held on Sunday, July 26.
2015 Mexico Roster for Pan Am Games
Goalkeepers: Gibran Lajun, Luis Cárdenas
Defenders: Javier Abella, Carlos Guzmán, Daniel Hernández, Hedgardo Marín, Jordan Silva, Josécarlos Van Rankin
Midfielders: Kevin Escamilla, Jonathan Espericueta, Alfonso Tamay, Daniel Álvarez, Uvaldo Luna, Luiz López
Forwards: Marco Bueno, Martín Zúñiga, Carlos Cisneros, Ángel Zaldívar
2015 Pan Am Soccer Groups
Group A: Canada, Peru, Panama, Brazil
Group B: Paraguay, Uruguay, Trinadad and Tobago, Mexico