CONCACAF WU-17: Mexico’s Final Roster (2012)

Earlier today (Friday, April 27th), the USA’s final group stage opponent, Mexico, released its final roster for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship, which begins on May 2nd. Of the 20 players rostered, 11 play for American club teams, including 10 who were born in the United States.

From the previous roster, six player were cut, including five who played for American club teams. The six players cut were Elisa Martin (goalkeeper), Stephanie Alcazar (defender), Maria Solis (defender), Paola Urbieta (defender), Anahie Duran (midfielder), and Micaela Estrada (midfielder).

Three of the players — Taylor Alvarado, Hallie Hernandez,  and Vivian Vega — were listed as forwards in the last roster, but now are listed as midfielders, while one player, Cassie Reyes,  was listed as midfielder, but is now listed as a forward.

Two of the players, Jenny Chiu and Cynthia Pineda, have been in USWNT youth camps. Chiu, who has verbally committed to UNC, was in the first U-17 WNT camp of 2011, where she was a substitute in a match versus Germany’s U-17 WNT. Pineda is the younger sister of a current U-20 USMNT player, Victor Pineda, who was in that team’s last camp, and is a “Homegrown Player” for MLS’ Chicago Fire.

FMF’s news item about the roster (femexfut.org.mx) also includes the place of the birth for all the players, which was not listed in the previous roster.

Mexico and the USA play each other in the final match of their group on Monday, May 7th, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

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GOALKEEPERS (2)

ADELA MEZA
Full Name: Adela Guadalupe Meza Allier
D.O.B.: January 5, 1996
Place of Birth: Oaxaca, OAX
Club: CEFOR Jaguares
Height: 166cm
Weight: 61kg
Position: Goalkeeper

GABRIELA PAZ
Full Name: Ana Gabriela Paz Molina
D.O.B.: December 21, 1995
Place of Birth: Guadalajara, JAL.
Club: ITESM GDL Preparatoria
Height: 166cm
Weight: 59kg
Position: Goalkeeper

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DEFENDERS (7)

GRETA ESPINOZA
Full Name:
Greta Alejandra Espinoza Casas
D.O.B.: June 5, 1995
Place of Birth: Tijuana, B.C.
Club: Juventus Femenil Tijuana
Height: 168cm
Weight: 60kg
Position: Defender

CELINNA MONTANO
Full Name:
Celinna Nicole Montano Cuellar
D.O.B.: January 3, 1995
Place of Birth: Fountain Valley, CA, USA
Club: Beach F.C. (USA)
Height: 165cm
Weight: 70kg
Position: Defender

FERNANDA PEREZ
Full Name: Maria Fernanda Daniela Perez Limon
D.O.B.: January 12, 1995
Place of Birth: Guadalajara, JAL.
Club: Colegio ONCE México
Height: 173cm
Weight: 54kg
Position: Defender

NATALIE RIVAS*
Full Name: Natalie Krystine Rivas Lizama
D.O.B.: January 11, 1995
Place of Birth: Arcadia, CA, USA
Club: Real SO CAL (USA)
Height: 168cm
Weight: 57

DIANA RODRIGUEZ
Full Name: Diana Jaqueline Rodriguez Carrillo
D.O.B.: September 7, 1996
Club: Centro de Formación Tequixquiac
Place of Birth: Tequixquiac, EDOMEX.
Height: 166cm
Weight: 58kg
Position: Defender

PAULINA SOLIS
Full Name: Paulina Lizeth Solis Echeverria
D.O.B.: March 13, 1996
Place of Birth: Guadalajara, JAL.
Club: Colegio ONCE México
Height: 175cm
Weight: 56kg
Position: Defender

JESSICA VALADEZ*
Full Name:
Jessica Valadez Escalante
D.O.B.: November 24, 1995
Place of Birth: Oxnard, CA, USA
Club: Camarillo Eagles (USA)
Height: 172cm
Weight: 68kg
Position: Defender

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MIDFIELDERS (7)

TAYLOR ALVARADO*
Full Name: Taylor Danielle Alvarado Dysart
D.O.B.: March 1, 1995
Place of Birth: Ventura, CA, USA
Club: Camarillo Eagles (USA)
Height: 161cm
Weight: 51kg
Position: Midfielder/Forward

MARIANA CADENA
Full Name: Mariana Cadena Calvillo
D.O.B.: February 13, 1995
Place of Birth: Monterrey, N.L.
Club: ITESM MTY Preparatoria
Height: 165cm
Weight: 59kg
Position: Midfielder

MICHELLE GONZALEZ
Full Name: Michelle Gonzalez Mercado
D.O.B.: July 20, 1995
Place of Birth: México, D.F.
Club: U.N.A.M.
Height: 166cm
Weight: 62kg
Position: Midfielder

HALLIE HERNANDEZ*
Full Name: Hallie Marie Hernandez Ivey
D.O.B.: September 8, 1995
Place of Birth: Irvine, CA
Club:
L.A. Blues (USA)
Height: 163cm
Weight: 61kg
Position: Midfielder/Forward

KARLA NIETO
Full Name: Karla Paola Nieto Castillo
D.O.B.: January 9, 1995
Place of Birth: México, D.F.
Club: Club Galeana Morelos
Height: 152cm
Weight: 49kg
Position: Midfielder

CYNTHIA PINEDA**
Full Name: Cynthia Elizabeth Pineda Torres
D.O.B.: February 4, 1995
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL, USA
Club: Chicago Fire Jr. (USA)
Height: 173cm
Weight: 73kg
Position: Midfielder
Notes: Was in a USWNT U-14 ID camp. Her brother, Victor, plays on the U-20 USMNT.

VIVIAN VEGA*
Full Name: Vivian Vega Padilla
D.O.B.: May 3, 1996
Place of Birth: Anaheim, CA, USA
Club: Arsenal F.C. (USA)
Height: 170cm
Weight: 61kg
Position: Midfielder/Forward

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FORWARDS (4)

JENNY CHIU**
Full Name: Jenny Ana Chiu Amparan
D.O.B.: September 25, 1995
Place of Birth: El Paso, TX, USA
Club: El Paso Galaxy (USA)
Height: 161cm
Weight: 54kg
Position: Forward
Notes: Attended USWNT U-14 ID camp and a U-17 USWNT camp (February 2011). Has already verbally committed to UNC.

LUZ DUARTE*
Full Name: Luz Aida Duarte Moroyoqui
D.O.B.: August 29, 1995
Place of Birth: Nogales, SON.
Club: Tucson Mountain Lady Jaguars (USA)
Height: 170cm
Weight: 72kg
Position: Forward

JESSICA MORALES*
Full Name: Jessica Morales Melendez
D.O.B.: February 29, 1996
Place of Birth: Escondido, CA, USA
Club: San Diego Surf (USA)
Height: 163cm
Weight: 74kg
Position: Forward

CASSANDRA “CASSIE” REYES*
Full Name: Cassandra Ada Reyes Vidauri
D.O.B.: July 14, 1995
Place of Birth: La Habra, CA, USA
Club: Legends F.C. (USA)
Height: 167cm
Weight: 62kg
Position: Forward/Midfielder

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Final Roster, as a table, vital details only, with Imperial measurements:

LAST NAME   FIRST NAME   P.       D.O.B.  HT(IN)  WT(LB)  CLUB
Meza        Adela        GK   01/05/1996   5'5"     134    MEX
Paz         Gabriela     GK   12/21/1995   5'5"     130    MEX
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Espinoza    Greta        DF   06/05/1995   5'6"     132    MEX
Montaño     Celinna      DF   01/03/1995   5'5"     154    USA
Perez       Fernanda     DF   01/12/1995   5'8"     119    MEX
Rivas       Natalie      DF   01/11/1995   5'6"     126    USA
Rodriguez   Diana        DF   09/07/1996   5'5"     128    MEX
Solis       Paulina      DF   03/13/1996   5'9"     123    MEX
Valadez     Jessica      DF   11/24/1995   5'8"     150    USA
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Alvarado    Taylor       MF   03/01/1995   5'3"     112    USA
Cadena      Mariana      MF   02/13/1995   5'5"     130    MEX
Gonzalez    Michelle     MF   07/20/1995   5'5"     137    MEX
Hernandez   Hallie       MF   09/08/1995   5'4"     134    USA
Nieto       Karla        MF   01/09/1995   5'0"     108    MEX
Pineda      Cynthia      MF   02/04/1995   5'8"     161    USA
Vega        Vivian       MF   05/03/1996   5'7"     134    USA
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Chiu        Jenny        FW   09/25/1995   5'3"     119    USA
Duarte      Luz          FW   08/29/1995   5'7"     159    USA*
Morales     Jessica      FW   02/29/1996   5'4"     163    USA
Reyes       Cassandra    FW   07/14/1995   5'6"     137    USA

The “Club” column denotes the nationality of the player’s soccer club. Ten of those eleven players were born in the USA (all but Vivian Vega).