Diego Rubio named to Chile national team ahead of Mexico, US friendlies

The Chile men's national team announced that striker Diego Rubio has been named to the 24-man roster in advance of their upcoming friendlies against Mexico and the United States.

The team will face Mexico in San Diego, California on Friday, March 22 and against the USMNT in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, March 26.  

Rubio joins a star-studded squad that also includes FC Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal, veteran defender Gary Medel and Pablo Hernandez, the Independiente midfielder who played for D.C. United in 2010.

Rubio has earned four caps for Chile's senior team since debuting at age 18 in a friendly against Paraguay in June 2011. He appeared in two additional friendlies against France and Mexico later that year.

Most recently, Rubio started and played 57 minutes for Chile in a 0-0 friendly draw against South Korea on September 11, 2018.

What Diego and La Roja on Friday against El Tri (8:15 PM MT) and against the USMNT next Tuesday (5:55 PM MT - ESPN2, UniMas, UDN).

Update (March 22, 2019): La Roja fall 3-1 to El Tri in San Diego, California.

Chile roster vs Mexico and the United States

Pos. Player Club
M Charles Aranguiz Bayer Leverkusen
GK Gabriel Arias Racing Club
F Nicolás Castillo América
GK Brayan Cortés Colo-Colo
D Paulo Díaz Al-Ahli Saudi FC
M Pedro Pablo Hernández Independiente
D Mauricio Isla Fenerbahçe S.K.
D Gonzalo Jara Estudiantes de La Plata
D Igor Lichnovsky Cruz Azul
D Guillermo Maripán Deportivo Alavés
M Jimmy Martínez Universidad de Chile
M Gary Medel Beşiktaş
D Eugenio Mena Racing
F Jean Meneses Club León
F Felipe Mora UNAM
F Iván Morales Colo-Colo
D Óscar Opazo Colo-Colo
M Esteban Pavez Colo-Colo
M Erick Thumb Bologna FC
F Diego Rubio Colorado Rapids
M Diego Valdés Santos Laguna
D Sebastián Vegas Morelia
M Arturo Vidal Barcelona
GK Lawrence Vigouroux Swindon Town
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