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Guardado Is Out

Mexico has had to scratch star midfielder Andres Guardado from the roster for Wednesday's friendly against the USA because of injury. Cruz Azul's Cesar Villaluz, 19, has been called up.

By Steve Goff  |  February 4, 2008; 11:37 AM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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A significant blow to the Mexican side. I wonder what this does to the attack or if it will change the shape they planned to play.

Posted by: Redly | February 4, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Well... 2-0 again. Any takers?

Posted by: gilbert | February 4, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I second that score!

As long as US wins Im fine with any score

Posted by: TheDipsSince88 | February 4, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

and...It's in Hi-Def!

Posted by: swag | February 4, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Did Vela not get the call?
Both Marquez and Vela played the full 90 yesterday in the Osasuna v Barca game. Gio played the last 20 min.
Marquez is such a dirty player.. He put a cleat right through another player on a arial challenge and tore the jersey. No card, No foul...

Posted by: jgildea | February 4, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Guardado may be out, but Cesar Villaluz is also very dangerous. Arsenal is very high on this guy and for a reason. Do not underestimate these folks.

Posted by: BigWave | February 4, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Well... 2-0 again. Any takers?

Posted by: gilbert | February 4, 2008 12:08 PM
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0-0 bore draw.

Hey, the last few US-Mex matches have been thrillers. We're bound for a clunker soon or later.

Posted by: James | February 4, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Steve, any idea when the MLS schedule will be announced? My travel agent is on standby...

Posted by: Chico | February 4, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

MLS schedule tentatively set for Thursday.

Posted by: Goff | February 4, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Awesome! Thanks Steve, gotta book that flight to Toronto.

Posted by: Chico | February 4, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

I predict Mexico will start a brawl when they realize they cant win. A couple of players already commented on how they dislike Landicakes and want to take him out. I hope the starting lineup includes an enforcer for the USA.

Re guardado... Deportivo will end up in 2nd division and he will go back to the Mexican league where he will become another local league only player.

Posted by: juanma | February 4, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Enforcer = Gooch. Substitute Enforcer = Robinson.

Posted by: BigWave | February 4, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

what time is the game on Weds. and on what channel? I'll be in Montreal trying to track down the game on TV.

Posted by: Eric | February 4, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Re guardado... Deportivo will end up in 2nd division and he will go back to the Mexican league where he will become another local league only player.

Posted by: juanma | February 4, 2008 01:20 PM

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If Deportivo gets relegated, I doubt Guardado goes with them. He's been one of the few bright spots for that team this season and he's become a goal scorer for them, something he really wasn't in Mexico. I don't see Guardado leaving Europe for a long while.

Posted by: JC | February 4, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

I honestly don't know.

Reason would tell me that Mexico are sans A) Nery Castillo, who whipped the US constantly, and without whom they would have been lost and B) The only other player who looked really dangerous + scored.

But something tells me that we shouldn't discount the prescence of Giovani Dos Santos, Naelson, or this new guy. Plust the other names don't ring a bell.

If nothing else, it will show what Mexico has up its sleeve.

Posted by: iagofart | February 4, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

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