Rogelio Chavez (RB)
After working hard to regain and keep the starting position with Cruz Azul, Chavez has been one of the most consistent players in the Liga MX.
He has scored three times and participated in seven of the 21 goals his team has scored in the 2014 Clausura.
Chavez is fast and elusive, plus his dribbling skills make him a lethal player. He also has a strong long-distance shot.
Francisco Rodriguez (CB)
This is it for "El Maza." The 32-year-old veteran needs to step up because there's ferocious competition to grab a spot in the defense.
Rafael Marquez and Hector Moreno will start every game, and there is only one more place available in Herrera's five-man back line.
Rodriguez may be very experienced, but he lacks speed and fitness. This could be one of his last opportunities to show he still has what it takes.
Rafael Marquez (CB)
The captain has already locked his place in the World Cup squad, but in the Nigeria friendly he was overpowered constantly.
Marquez needs to work on his fitness. Other than that, he is a true leader and has vast experience in big competitions, which is a must for any manager to have in their squad.
This will be a redemption game for him.
Juan Carlos Valenzuela (CB)
"El Topo" is battling for a key position and it will not be easy making the World Cup team. Valenzuela has Herrera's trust because they worked together in Club America but other than that, there's not much to support his cap.
Valenzuela has not the technique or form that other players. His direct rival for the starting position will be Diego Reyes, who may not be getting much playing time but has proven to be mentally tougher, plus he has more vision and better possession.
Miguel Layun (LB)
He is an undisputed starter and will make the World Cup team for sure. His stride and vision are key when he joins the attack from the left flank.
Layun has left behind his inconsistencies and is now a stalwart of the defense. He has five assists with the national team, three in the two-legged playoff against New Zealand and two more in the 2013 Gold Cup.
After missing the game with Nigeria due to an injury, Layun is ready to reappear and bring his Liga MX momentum to El Tri.