Analyzing Soccer’s Crowded Positions: Mexico’s Forwards

Mexico’s World Cup squad appears inked in through the midfield, but the North American nation showcases astounding depth in attack. After the Whistle picks the Mexican forwards who will make El Tri‘s 2018 World Cup squad.

The Contenders

Javier Hernandez, West Ham

Hirving Lozano, PSV

Carlos Vela, Los Angeles FC

Giovani dos Santos, LA Galaxy

Jesus Corona, Porto

Javier Aquino, Tigres

Oribe Peralta, Club America

Raul Jimenez, Benfica

Elias Hernandez, Club Leon

Alan Pulido, Guadalajara

That group is stacked. From an array of young talent to aging stars, Mexico boasts 10 incredible forwards that could make El Tri dangerous this summer.

2018 World Cup Starters

Assuming Mexico plays a 4-3-3 or 3-4-3, Juan Carlos Osorio has a headache of a decision.

LW Hirving Lozano

The 21 year-old phenom tore up Liga MX before earning a high-profile transfer to PSV, and Lozano isn’t stopping there. The winger appears entrenched as a starter for Mexico after notching an assist against Iceland.

ST Javier Hernandez

Although “Chicharito” is on the other side of 30, the West Ham star continues to improve, and should head to Russia as a starter.

RW Carlos Vela

Vela was a terrific player for Real Sociedad, and his move to Los Angeles FC hasn’t affected the winger’s brilliance. Carlos Vela beats out a charging Javier Aquino for the final starting place.

The Rest of the Squad (in order from most to least likely to earn a trip to Russia)

Javier Aquino

Jesus Corona

Giovani dos Santos

Raul Jimenez




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