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 By Tom Marshall

'Gallito' Vazquez unlucky to miss out on World Cup, key for Santos in Liga MX final

Santos Laguna holding midfielder Jose Juan "Gallito" Vazquez would be within his rights to shout about his 2018 Clausura form from the Torreon rooftops, lamenting the fact his name wasn't included in Juan Carlos Osorio's 28-player preliminary Mexico World Cup squad.

Vazquez has been the key player in Santos Laguna reaching Thursday's final against Toluca, playing every single minute of every game along the way; he's logged more playing time than any other player in the league this season.


Mexico Hot List: Jesus Corona and 'Chicharito' peaking, Marco Bueno woe

The clock is quickly ticking for numerous Mexican players. With slightly over a month left until FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago, El Tri manager Juan Carlos Osorio will soon need to hone down his best roster options.

While the likes of Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Guillermo Ochoa and other Mexicans in Europe are close to guaranteeing their spots, others back in Liga MX will need to continue to fight for a much-desired opportunity.

Keeping this in mind, let's...

Andres Guardado starts season with a splash; Palacios and Lopez heating up

Liga MX stars aren't the only Mexican players making headlines recently; Andres Guardado is fresh off winning the Eredivisie curtain opener, the Johan Cruyff Shield, where he helped PSV to a 1-0 win over Feyenoord Rotterdam.

It's only a matter of time until Javier Hernandez, Miguel Layun and Guillermo Ochoa gain more of our attention as their respective seasons get underway later this month. But for now, let's take a look back at some of the best and worst performances from Mexicans in Liga...