🇲🇽 You say Salcedo, I say Salcido, let's call the whole thing off! | OneFootball

🇲🇽 You say Salcedo, I say Salcido, let's call the whole thing off!

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Seamus Leonard

There have been some eyebrows raised after the publication of a best-ever Concacaf XI.

As ever with these things, there has been much debate about who has been included and who has been left out by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics.

However, it is the selection of Carlos Salcedo at left-back that has left many confused.

It’s not that the 27-year-old Tigres man isn’t a fine player in his own right, but there is the widely-held suspicion that he has benefited from a clerical error.

Certainly the reaction on social media has suggested that it was, in fact, Carlos Salcido who was should have gotten the nod ahead of his fellow Chivas academy graduate.

Both players have domestic honours to their name, and Salcedo was part of the Eintracht Frankfurt team that shocked Bayern Munich in the 2108 DFB Pokal final.

However, many would see Salcido’s 2012 Olympic Gold Medal, his well over 100 international caps, and his two Eredivisie titles with PSV in the Netherlands as proof of his superior quality and career.

Salcedo has a lot to live up to to prove he does actually belong in the same company as Hugo Sánchez, Rafael Márquez, and Clint Dempsey.

He can start on Sunday by helping Mexico overcome the United States in the Concacaf Nations League final.

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That’s assuming he picked by manager Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, of course!