EL TRI ON THE EDGE: West Ham’s Reid, Leicester’s Wood named in NZ squad for Mexico qualifier

Ricki Herbert on Tuesday named his New Zealand squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying playoff against Mexico.

Ricki Herbert on Tuesday named his New Zealand squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying playoff against Mexico.

The All Whites will be skippered by West Ham United defender Winston Reid for the November 13 trip to Mexico City and the November 20 return leg and will be joined by fellow UK residents Chris Wood (Leicester City), Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) and Rory Fallon (St Johnstone).

Also in the 23-man squad is uncapped 20-year old full-back Storm Roux, Marseille teenager Bill Tuiloma and unattached duo Tony Lochhead and Jeremy Christie.

All Whites squad for Mexico playoff

Goalkeepers

Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix)
Jacob Spoonley (Wellington Phoenix)
Tamati Williams (Auckland City FC, NZL)

Defenders

Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix)
Tony Lochhead (unattached)
Winston Reid (West Ham United, ENG)
Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners, AUS)
Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix)
Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town FC, ENG)
Bill Tuiloma (Olympique Marsellie, FRA)
Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City FC, NZL)

Midfielders

Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix)
Aaron Clapham (Canterbury Utd, NZL)
Jeremy Christie (unattached)
Craig Henderson (Mjallby AIF, SWE)
Chris James (Kuopion Palloseura, FIN)
Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast Mariners, AUS)

Forwards

Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory, AUS)
Jeremy Brockie (Wellington Phoenix)
Rory Fallon (St Johnstone, SCO)
Marco Rojas (Vfb Stuttgart, GER)
Shane Smeltz (Perth Glory, AUS)
Chris Wood (Leicester City, ENG)

 
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