SuperLiga Teams Announce Rosters

Top clubs from Major League Soccer and Mexican First Division to kick off tournament on Wednesd

Rostros de la SuperLiga 2010

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SuperLiga 2010 teams announced today their rosters for the Group Phase of this edition of the annual tournament. Each roster reveals a list of 30 players who will be eligible to play in the first three dates of group play. The fourth installment of the tournament – which features top U.S. and Mexican soccer clubs and awards the winner with one of the biggest purses in the region – will begin on Wednesday, July 14.

The participating teams are required to submit a roster with a maximum of 30 players that will be eligible for the group phase of the tournament. This roster may not be altered until the secondary and final phases of the tournament.  The secondary and final phase rosters will be released at later dates.

The four MLS teams that qualified for this edition of SuperLiga are Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Houston Dynamo and New England Revolution. The four invited Mexican clubs participating are Monarcas Morelia, Pachuca, Puebla F.C. and Pumas UNAM.

Highlighting the rosters in the tournament are Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Herculez Gomez (Pachuca) and Jose Torres (Pachuca), all of whom represented the United States at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Other standouts include former Chivas USA forward Francisco “Paco” Palencia (Pumas UNAM) and four members of the Mexican National Team’s roster in South Africa – Efrain Juarez (Pumas UNAM), Israel Castro (Pumas UNAM), Pablo Barrera (Pumas UNAM) and Paul Aguilar (Pachuca).

The following are the rosters for the Group Phase in SuperLiga 2010.

GROUP A

Chivas USA

Goalkeepers: Dan Kennedy, Zach Thornton

Defenders: Carlos Borja, Jonathan Bornstein, Yamith Cuesta, Darío Delgado, Jorge Flores, Ante Jazic, Mariano Trujillo, Michael Umaña

Midfielders: Rodolfo Espinoza, Blair Gavin, Michael Lahoud, Gerson Mayen, Paulo Nagamura, Osael Romero, Marcelo Saragosa, Cesar Zamora, Ben Zemanski, Alex Zotinca

Forwards: Justin Braun, Chukqudi Chijindu, Maykel Galindo, Giancarlo Maldonado, Jesús Padilla

Head Coach: Martin Vásquez

Houston Dynamo

Goalkeepers: Pat Onstad, Tyler Deric, Tally Hall

Defenders: Bobby Boswell, Michael Chabala, Ryan Cochrane, Andrew Hainault, Richard Mulrooney, Eddie Robinson, Adrian Serioux, Craig Waibel

Midfielders: Corey Ashe, Samuel Appiah, Geoffrey Cameron, Daniel Cruz, Brad Davis, Brian Mullan, Francisco Navas, Anthony Obodai

Forwards: Brian Ching, Luis Landín, Joseph Ngwenya, Dominic Oduro, Cam Weaver

Head Coach: Dominic Kinnear

Pachuca

Goalkeepers: Miguel Calero, Carlos Velásquez, Rodolfo Cota

Defenders: Leobardo López, Francisco Santillán, Marco Pérez, Juan Carlos Rojas, Daniel Arreola, Carlos Gerardo Rodríguez, Paul Aguilar,  Javier Munoz Mustafá

Midfielders: Braulio Luna, Juan Francisco Torres, Marco Vidal, Edy Brambila, Luis Montes, Damián Manso, Raúl Martinez, Carlos Peña, Héctor Herrera

Forwards: Hérculez Gómez, Edgar Benítez, Víctor Mañón, Darío Cvitanich, Francisco Arizala

Head Coach: Guillermo Rivarola           

Puebla F.C.

Goalkeepers: Edgar Hernández, Juan García Rulfo, Alexandro Álvarez

Defenders: Alejandro Acosta, Álvaro Ortiz, Juan Carlos García, Oscar Velásquez, Roberto Juárez,

Midfielders: Melvin Brown, Orlando Rincón, Jose González, Andrés Olivera, Edgar Lugo, Yasser Corona, Carlos Rivera, Félix González, Pablo Aja, Rodrigo Salinas, Felipe de Jesús Ayala

Forwards: Gabriel Pereyra, Mario Ortiz, Álvaro González, Isidro Sánchez

Head Coach: Jose Luis Sánchez Sola

GRUPO B

Chicago Fire

Goalkeepers: Andrew Dykstra, Sean Johnson

Defenders: Michael Banner, C.J. Brown, Wilman Conde, Steven Kinney, Kyzysztof Krol, Dasan Robinson, Deris Umanzor, Tim Ward, Kwame Watson-Siriboe         

Midfielders: Corben Bone, Baggio Husidic,  Peter Lowry, Justin Mapp, Patrick Nyarko, Logan Pause, Bratislav Ristic, John Thorrington, Marco Pappa

Forwards: Calen Carr, Stefan Dimitrov, Collins John, Brian McBride

Head Coach: Carlos de los Cobos

Monarcas Morelia

Goalkeepers: Federico Vilar, Roberto Arciga, Jesús Urbina, Carlos Rodríguez

Defenders: Enrique Pérez, Adrian García, Jose Manuel Cruz, Luis Fernando Silva, Fernando Salazar, Mauricio Romero, Francisco Dórame

Midfielders: Aldo Ramírez, Adrian Aldrete, Hugo Droguet, Ismael Pineda, Jaime Lozano, Jorge Gastelum, Luis Miguel Noriega, Rodolfo Vilchis, Mario Antonio Moreno

Forwards: Luis Gabriel Rey, Miguel Sabah, Elías Hernández, Miguel Ángel Sansores, Rafael Márquez Lugo, Cristian Gordillo, Jesús Castillo

Head Coach: Tomas Boy

New England Revolution

Goalkeepers: Preston Burpo, Tim Murray, Matt Reis, Robert Shuttleworth

Defenders: Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, Zak Boggs, Cory Gibbs, Emmanuel Osei, Seth Sinovic  

Midfielders:  Nico Colaluca, Jason Griffiths, Shalrie Joseph, Joseph Niouky, Sainey Nyassi, Marko Perovic, Pat Phelan, Steve Ralston, Khano Smith, Chris Tierney, Michael Videira  

Forwards: Kheli Dube, Edgaras Jankauskas, Zack Schilawski, Taylor Twellman, Kenny Mansally

Head Coach: Steve Nicol

Pumas UNAM

Goalkeepers: Sergio Bernal, Alejandro Palacios

Defenders: Efraín Juárez, Darío Verón, Marco Palacios, Efraín Velarde, Luis Fuentes, Víctor Rosales, Erick Vera

Midfielders: Pablo Barrera, Israel Castro, Leandro Augusto, Oscar Rojas, Jehu Chiapas, Javier Cortes, Fernando Espinosa, Carlos Campos, Eduardo Gámez

Forwards: Francisco “Paco” Palencia, Juan Carlos Cacho, Dante López, Martin Bravo

Head Coach: Guillermo Vázquez

About Major League Soccer:

Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. MLS kicked off its 15th season on March 25, 2010. MLS features 16 clubs each playing 30 regular season matches in 2010. Those teams include Chicago Fire; Colorado Rapids; Chivas USA; Columbus Crew; D.C. United; FC Dallas; Houston Dynamo; Kansas City Wizards; Los Angeles Galaxy; New York Red Bulls; New England Revolution; 2009 MLS Cup Champion Real Salt Lake; San Jose Earthquakes; Seattle Sounders FC; Toronto FC; and, in their inaugural season, Philadelphia Union.  Expansion teams in Vancouver and Portland will debut in 2011 and in Montreal in 2012. For more information about MLS, log on to the League’s official Web site at www.MLSsoccer.com.   

About Mexican Federation’s First Division:

The Mexican First Division, the top flight professional league of the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF), features a total of 18 teams who vie for the championship decided by a playoff system known as “la Liguilla”, is home to some of Latin America’s top players and teams who are considered some of the best in this hemisphere.  Mexican clubs have shown their quality not just within their own country but also the Americas’ most prestigious competitions. For more information, visit the Federation’s official site: www.femexfut.org.mx.