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Four Pumas earn call to Mexico U-21 camp

The under-21 Mexican National Team has called up four Pumas players for their latest camp. Andres Iniestra, Jorge Escamilla, Omar Islas, and Pablo Jaquez all join the u-21s for three days in preparation for a tournament in China from November 4-15.

This is the second time the foursome earn a look from the national team, as all four participated in the United States’ MLS Homegrown Player match vs the Mexico youth.

Iniestra, Escamilla, and Islas are standouts for the Pumas u-20 squad, while Jaquez plays with Pumas Premier in the Segunda Division.

Iniestra typically wears the captain’s armband for the u-20 team, and has played in 13 games, scoring two goals.

Escamilla has played in 11 matches and has two goals in 916 minutes.

Islas has played in all 14 games, racking up 1143 minutes and leads the team with three goals.

The three players have combined for half of all Pumas u-20 goals scored thus far in the Apertura.

Jaquez has started for Pumas Premier in all 11 of their games, totaling 990 minutes in the defense.

Mexico’s schedule for the tournament in China is as follows:

Tuesday, November 8
México vs. Emiratos Árabes Unidos

Thursday, November 10
México vs. Vietnam

Sunday, November 13
México vs. China

Players will return to Mexico on November 15 and rejoin their clubs.

Here is the list of players called to the latest Mexico u-21 camp.