Chivas lead way in Mexico U-20 call-up

The Guadalajara side has six players on the 26-man roster called by Marco Antonio Ruiz ahead of next month's regional championship.

Chivas is the Liga MX team that leads the way on Mexico's most recent U-20 call-up, the final camp before coach Marco Antonio Ruiz brings in his group for February's CONCACAF U-20 championship.

Six players from the Guadalajara side - defenders Juan Aguayo and Manuel Mayorga, midfielders Alan Cervantes and Diego Cortes, and forwards Jose Godinez and Kevin Magana - were among the 26 called for a three-week camp that will include five preparation matches.

Cervantes, Cortes and Magana were part of the U-17 team that took fourth place in the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile. That team also included Santos Laguna's Eduardo Aguirre and Kevin Lara, who are on the U-20 squad along with Ronaldo Cisneros and Carlos Antuna, giving the Torreon team the second-most players on the roster.

Chivas, which has a history of a strong academy thanks in part to the fact that the club signs no non-Mexican players, also led the way for calls to the U-17 side. Seven Chivas players are on the roster, while Pachuca's three is the next highest.

Full roster:

Goalkeepers: Jose Hernandez (Atlas), Fernando Hernandez (Monterrey), Abraham Romero (Pachuca)

Defenders: Juan Aguayo (Chivas), Jorge Duran (Leon), Jose Esquivel (Pachuca), Manuel Mayorga (Chivas), Ulises Torres (America), Brayton Vazquez (Atlas)

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Midfielders: Diego Aguilar (Toluca), Andre Aguilar (Monterrey), Carlos Antuna (Santos Laguna), Alan Cervantes (Chivas), Francisco Cordova (Alebrijes), Diego Cortes (Chivas), Pablo Lopez (Pachuca), Hector Mascorro (Mineros), Miguel Tapias (Mineros), Kevin Lara (Santos Laguna)

Forwards: Eduardo Aguirre (Santos Laguna), Ronaldo Cisneros (Santos Laguna), Jose Godinez (Chivas), Pedro Goulart (Leon), Kevin Magana (Chivas), Paolo Yrizar (Queretaro), Claudio Zamudio (Morelia)