Liga MX: “Stripper” Salinas screams for a call to El Tri
Toluca had a blinder of a season and finished as the top team in the Liga MX Clausura 2018 in first place with 36 points. Los Chorizeros are now in the semifinals of the tournament and will look to add their 11th league title in franchise history.
Toluca has a very solid squad, but not one you would expect to be a top title contender with several underrated players. One of the most hard-working and unappreciated players on Hernan Cristante’s team is fullback Rodrigo Salinas.
The Tlaxcala native was one of the most important players on Los Diablos Rojos in this Clausura 2018. Salinas played all possible minutes during the 17-game regular season and had two goals and an assist.
At 29 years old, “Stripper” now has over 250 appearances in the Liga MX, but has still never been called up to the Mexico national team. Salinas was interviewed by ESPN this Wednesday morning on the show ESPNam and expressed his sentiment about this very topic.
"Tengo tres torneos seguidos pidiendo a gritos un llamado a a Selección. Espero seguir trabajando día con día y no perder la esperanza de que llegue esa oportunidad".
— Ciro Procuna (@cprocuna) May 9, 2018
Salinas said, “I have three tournaments in a row screaming for a call to the national team. I hope to continue working day by day and not lose hope that the opportunity will come.”
It is unlikely that the 29-year-old will get a call with Juan Carlos Osorio leading El Tri, but he may be in the plans of the next manager in line for the Mexico job.