The Mexican soccer team lost two key pieces for the preparation duel against the United States, after strikers Henry Martín, from América, and Roberto Alvarado, from Chivas, will not be able to travel for this match.
Through a statementthe National Teams Commission reported that the two players are in trouble.
“Both appeared at the concentration where relevant evaluations and studies were carried out, after which Alvarado was found to have an area of inflammation of the left biceps femoris muscle. Henry Martín was detected an inflammation around the anterior rectus muscle of the right thigh, which had previously been bothering him. Yesterday, in one of the goal plays with his team, the forward made a sudden movement that caused more annoyance.
This is why, in agreement with each of their clubs, their withdrawal was determined so that they can join their teams to carry out the treatment until their full recovery,” the statement read.
Faced with this situation, the coaching staff decided to call Efraín Álvarez from Club Galaxy de Los Angeles and Edgar Iván López from Club Toluca, who receives his first call to the Mexican National Team.
Efraín Álvarez, 20, is currently on the MLS team where he has played five games this season. In addition, with the National Team he made his debut in 2021 and has already played in four games.
While Edgar López, 23, is the current Toluca forward, and in 14 games, he has scored three goals and has given two assists. Originally from Tijuana, he has experience in Xolos and Dorados.