Club Deportivo Guadalajara announced today their roster for their upcoming international friendly against the Chicago Fire presented by Miller Lite at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. on Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m. CT. Full roster and information are after the break.Chivas head coach Jose Luis Real heads to Bridgeview with a veteran roster highlighted by Guadalajara defenders Héctor Reynoso and Jonny Magallón, and forwards Alberto Medina and Omar Arellano. The all-Mexican roster also includes talented young players such as, defender Miguel Angel Ponce, midfielder Marco Fabian and forward Carlos Fierro, who was a member of the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup champion Mexican National Team.
CD Guadalajara is one of the most successful and popular teams in Mexico with 11 Primera División league titles to their name. The Fire and Chivas de Guadalajara have played only once previously in an international friendly at Soldier Field on July 13, 2000. The Fire fell to the Red and White 1-0 in front of a crowd of 22,260. Chivas' last match on U.S. soil was an overwhelming victory against the Spanish Champions FC Barcelona in Miami this past August.
Tickets for the game are available by calling 888-MLS-Fire (888-657-3473) or by visiting Chicago-Fire.com. The international friendly will serve as Bonus Game 1 in the Fire's Season Ticket Package.
Roster- Club Deportivo Guadalajara
GOALKEEPERS (2) - Luis Ernesto Michel, Victor Hugo Hernández
DEFENDERS (8) - Héctor Reynoso, Patricio Araujo, Edgar Mejía, Mario de Luna, Jonny Magallón, Miguel Ángel Ponce, Javier Ledesma, Kristian Álvarez
MIDFIELDERS (6) - Xavier Báez, Marco Fabián, Jorge Mora, Antonio Gallardo, José Luis Verduzco, Juan Pablo Orozco
FOWARDS (6) - Alberto Medina, Antonio Salazar, Julio Nava, Omar Arellano, Carlos Fierro, Erick Torres