Miguel Layun (RB): Last summer, Layun was hardly criticized by American fans. His performance had not been the best, and later, he was capped for the national team that played in the 2013 Gold Cup.
Layun played his heart out and earned a spot with the first team. Now, with Vucetich in charge, he has another chance to help the team from the right flank.
He is a very strong right-back, but he is also fast and creative enough to feed balls to the winger.
Rafael Marquez (CB): This 34-year-old is back to the national team after a year-and-a-half absence.
He currently plays for Mexican club Leon, where he has become a key player. Currently, the Panzas Verdes are the second best defense of the 2013 Apertura tournament.
Marquez is a world-class player that knows how to lead the defense. He will bring his experience to organize and give confidence to his teammates.
Jonny Magallon (CB): The last time that Magallon played with Mexico was in 2011—in a friendly against Serbia.
After nine years with Guadalajara, Magallon left for Leon, where he guards the center of the box along with Rafael Marquez.
He is very experienced and understands the importance of a match like this, as he played in the 2010 World Cup qualifier.
Jorge Torres Nilo (LB): He is the perfect heir for this position. The Tigres defender has appeared 34 times with El Tri.
Torres Nilo is very fast and knows how to help in the attacking zone. He is a very dangerous player when he goes all the way through the left flank and sends crosses to his teammates.
He appeared in the 2013 Confederations Cup and in the 2011 Gold Cup. In both tournaments, he had great performances and gave the team depth and scoring opportunities.