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
|M||Charles Aranguiz||Bayer Leverkusen|
|GK||Gabriel Arias||Racing Club|
|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|
|F||Jean Meneses||Club León|
|M||Erick Thumb||Bologna FC|
|F||Diego Rubio||Colorado Rapids|
|M||Diego Valdés||Santos Laguna|
|GK||Lawrence Vigouroux||Swindon Town|