The preliminary rosters have been announced for the Las Vegas Legends speculative return to the field.  The Legends host the Mexican National Futbol Rapido Team Saturday night at Orleans Arena.

Las Vegas fans will have their allegiances tested with three former Legends suiting up for Mexico. Goalkeeper Jesus “Chuy” Molina, defender Cesar Cerda, and forward Ivan Campos will return to town to represent El Tri.  Local fans, however, will be delighted to see familiar players like Enrique Tovar, Felipe Gonzalez, Eric Guzman, and Ivan Simental pull on the Legends jersey once again.

“I’m very excited to be playing with my teammates and in the Orleans Arena again,” said Tovar, who sat out the 2016/17 season, but aims to join a team for this season. “It’s been a long time for me playing professionally, but I plan on coming back this season.”

The last time the Legends played was March 24, 2016 when they lost a heartbreaking minigame, 1-0 to Soles de Sonora, ending their season.  Lacking an adequate facility, the Legends went into hiatus and sat out the 2016/17 season. They will also be on the sidelines in 2017/18, but with an eye to returning to action in 2018/19.

Both teams will be supplemented by standouts from today’s tryouts at Las Vegas Sports Park.  Rene Ortiz is the coach of Mexico, and Las Vegas will be coached by longtime assistant Peter Sharkey.

Las Vegas Legends Roster
Name Position MASL Team
Hector Casillas GK El Paso Coyotes
Felipe Gonzalez D San Diego Sockers
Eric Guzman D Ontario Fury
Enrique Tovar D San Diego Sockers
Luis Suarez M Las Vegas Legends
Ivan Simental F Las Vegas Legends
Aldo Flores F Las Vegas Legends
Arturo Alanis D Ontario Fury
Jackson Collins D Las Vegas Legends
AJ Riga F Las Vegas Legends
Coach
Peter Sharkey

Mexican Indoor Soccer National Team ​
Name​ Position ​MASL Team​
Chuy Molina​ GK​ San Diego Sockers​
Eduardo Velez​ D ​San Diego Sockers​
Ernesto Luna​ D​ Atletico Baja​
Cesar Cerda​ D​ San Diego Sockers​
Manuel Rojo​ D ​Atletico Baja​
Uziel Gonzalez​ M ​Atletico Baja​
Cristian Gutierrez M ​Atletico Baja​
Danny Villela​ M​ Atletico Baja​
Erick Tovar ​F S​an Diego Sockers​
Brandon Escoto ​M ​San Diego Sockers​
Ivan Campos​ F ​Turlock Express​
Coaching Staff
Rene Ortiz​, Head Coach
Victor Melendez​, Assistant Coach
Eusebio “Chebo” Martinez​, Fitness Coach
Salvador Manzo, Assistant Coach
Alfredo Maccise,​ President Mexican Indoor Soccer Federation (FNFR)
Sergio Del Rio​​ Vice President Mexican Indoor Soccer Federation (FNFR)

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