Jorge Sampaoli added eight names to the national team side that will be playing in San Francisco as well as Ft. Lauderdale during the next FIFA international date in September. The Argentine-born national team coach already selected 17 foreign-based players for the first couple of preparation matches leading up to the Copa América that will be hosted in Chile in June next year.
Universidad de Chile and Colo Colo had three players each called up for the encounters. U de Chile had goalkeeper Johnny Herrera as well as José Rojas and Sebastián Martínez. Rojas was one of the stalwarts of La Roja's defense during World Cup qualifying and helped solidify the squad, making them one of the protagonists of the last tournament before they were eliminated by host nation Brazil in penalty kicks in the round of 16.
The eight names that were added to the national squad were a combination of players that were excluded from the last World Cup squad as well as veterans that were looked as as supporting cast in that tournament.
Colo Colo also had three of their own in Esteban Paredes, Juan Delgado and former Wigan man Jean Beausejour. Beausejour scored a goal in Brazil in Chile's 3-1 in against Australia. The second match of this tour for the former Club América man will also be a very special one as he will be playing against the country of his father's heritage.
The remaining two players are backup goalkeeper Christopher Toselli of Universidad Católica and Huachipato midfielder Martín Rodríguez.
Chile will play Mexico on September 6th at Levi's Stadium and then against Haiti at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale three days later.