Juan Carlos Cacho was on the verge of locking down a starting spot with Mexico in the summer of 2007, but circumstances at both club and international levels forced his departure from the team.
A return to form and a sudden need for a replacement at forward has led to Cacho's return to the national team. Mexico manager Javier Aguirre called up Cacho to replace Guillermo Franco, who was suspended for the match.
Upon arriving with the team, Cacho said it was a goal of his have made it back to the national team.
"This is what I was hoping for, to regain my level," Cacho told reporters on Monday. "Things are happening for me. This is an opportunity for me and I can't let my guard down now."
Cacho has four goals in six games with Pachuca this season. He scored a career-high 11 goals for Pachuca in the Clausura 2007 season, when he began to break through with the national team.
For Mexico, Cacho has three goals in nine caps and was a starter during the 2007 Copa America.
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