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Mexico Hot List: Liga MX stars Henry Martin, Luis Montes pushing for call-ups

Ex-Tijuana man Henry Martin has been a pleasant surprise so far for America.
Henry Martin has been a revelation so far this season for Club America.

With an eye toward World Cup preparation, Mexico's national team will once again take the field for a friendly on January 31st. Set in San Antonio's Alamodome, an expected Liga MX-heavy roster will seek to win over manager Juan Carlos Osorio in the upcoming clash against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

There's little time for countless fringe players to make a case for themselves, and with that in mind, let's take a look at the recent best and worst performances from El Tri's squad options.

Warming...

 By Nayib Moran

Five Mexico players fighting to start the Columbus clash against the U.S.

MEXICO CITY -- On Tuesday afternoon, Jonathan dos Santos, Marco Fabian and Alan Pulido took center stage and expressed their thoughts ahead of the Mexico national team's trip to the U.S. to take on New Zealand in Nashville on Oct. 8 and Panama in Chicago on Oct. 11. However, very little emphasis was put on the upcoming friendly games. All eyes are already set on Nov. 11, Mexico's opening match of the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying against the United States in Columbus, Ohio.

Considering...

Mexico Hot List: 'Chicharito' cruising, Chivas stars soar as Ochoa struggles

Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio will use friendlies against New Zealand (Oct. 8) and Panama (Oct. 11) as preparation for a crunch meeting with the United States in the Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying on Nov. 11.

That said, Osorio must soon solidify his best options for El Tri. Employing a roster primarily filled with fringe options for the October call-up, it's clear that the manager wants to take one last look at backup players who could fight for a spot on next month's squad.

Keeping...

Mexico Hot List: Jonathan dos Santos, Marco Fabian making late Mexico push

Before the final World Cup qualifying round (The Hexagonal) begins in November, Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio will have two friendlies in early October to prepare for the matches. Although the opponents, New Zealand and Panama, aren't the most intimidating rivals, Osorio will surely test out several key and fringe players who are still fighting for a starting role on El Tri's roster. With only 18 days left until the first friendly against New Zealand on October 8th in Nashville, let's take a...

Mexico Hot List: Dos Santos deserves a call-up, Brizuela stars, Ochoa struggles

Does Giovani dos Santos deserve a call-up to Juan Carlos Osorio's Mexico national team? His recent form suggests yes.

Regardless of where Giovani dos Santos is playing, when he states: "I'm in the best moment of my career," the Mexico national team should take notice.

During Sunday's 4-2 home win for the LA Galaxy over Orlando City, Dos Santos took the Man of the Match award with two goals and an assist for LA. The 27-year-old now has a highly impressive tally of 14 goals and 11 assists in just 25 appearances in MLS this season.

Although many Mexico fans scrutinize the quality of play in MLS, one can't help but...

 By Tom Marshall

Isaac Brizuela stars as Chivas down America in Mexico's Clasico Nacional

Winger Isaac Brizuela netted two first-half goals to help Chivas defeat Club America 3-0 on Saturday in Mexico's Clasico Nacional in a memorable result for the Guadalajara side.

Brizuela opened the scoring inside a full Estadio Azteca in the 19th minute and added his second in the 32nd, with both goals coming via assists from Eduardo "La Chofis" Lopez. Carlos Pena netted the third score five minutes from the end.

The victory against bitter rival America in round seven of matches in the Apertura 2016...