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Chivas de Guadalajara U-20 roster named for MLS Homegrown Game

NEW YORK (Via MLS) – The Chivas de Guadalajara Under-20 Team released the list of players that will travel to Chicago to take on the MLS Homegrown Team in the 2017 MLS Homegrown Game on Tuesday, August 1 at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Park. The match will air on Univision Deportes Network and streamed live on UDN’s Facebook page.

The defending Liga MX Under-20 champions, Chivas U-20’s roster is highlighted by a trio of players who participated in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in defenders Diego Cortés and Juan Aguayo, and midfielder Kevin Magaña, who scored Mexico’s first goal of the tournament. Both Cortés and Magaña also played for Mexico’s fourth-place team at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, each scoring two goals in the tournament.

Goalkeeper Antonio Torres and midfielder Erich Hernandez also competed for Mexico in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates, while midfielder Rubén Domínguez will make his second appearance in the MLS Homegrown Game after participating in 2016 as a member of Mexico’s U-20 National Team. In addition, six players born in 1996 were included on the roster.

MLS Homegrown Team coaches Brian McBride and Mike Magee named a talented 18-man roster earlier this month, highlighted by United States Men’s National Team goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez (FC Dallas), Canada Men’s National Team midfielder Alphonso Davies (Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and five players who represented the U.S. at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The entire Homegrown Team roster can be found HERE.

The MLS Homegrown Game provides an annual platform in which to showcase MLS’s premier young talent and demonstrate the growth of the league’s youth development system. This year’s match highlights the top young players in North America, with the best in the U.S. and Canada facing against some of the top players in Mexico’s Liga MX. MLS academies continue to attract and cultivate topflight prospects and have now produced over 170 Homegrown Players who have signed professional contracts with MLS clubs.

2017 Chivas de Guadalajara Under-20 Team Roster*
*Including additional players born in 1996

Name: Juan Agüayo
Position: Defender
Birthday: March 11, 1997

Name: Fernando Beltrán
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: May 8, 1998

Name: Eduardo Cedillo
Position: Forward
Birthday: May 22, 1997

Name: Diego Cortés
Position: Defender
Birthday: June 18, 1998

Name: Rubén Domínguez
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: May 5, 1997

Name: José de Jesús Godínez
Position: Forward
Birthday: January 20, 1997

Name: Iván Gutiérrez
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: February 16, 1998

Name: Erich Hernández
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: March 16, 1996

Name: Ángel López
Position: Forward
Birthday: February 19, 1996

Name: Oscar Macias
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: July 9, 1998

Name: Kevin Magaña
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: February 1, 1998

Name: Juan Carlos Orozco
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: April 6, 1996

Name: José Peralta
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: January 12, 1997

Name: Jose Ramirez
Position: Defender
Birthday: March 19, 1996

Name: Héctor Reynoso
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: April 9, 1997

Name: José Salas
Position: Forward
Birthday: March 19, 1998

Name: Antonio Torres
Position: Goalkeeper
Birthday: May 23, 1996

Name: Carlos Zamora
Position: Midfielder
Birthday: January 14, 1996