Mexico Hot List: Fabian flying high with Frankfurt, Salcedo Fiorentina's force

Time is running out for various Mexican players ahead of the national team's Hexagonal round of World Cup qualifying opener against the United States on Nov. 11.

While big names like Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Hector Moreno will have nothing to worry about, several fringe options will be hungry to make a last-minute impact that could earn them call-ups to November's roster.

Keeping this in mind, let's take a look at the best and worst recent performances from some of the more noteworthy names in Mexican soccer.

Warming up

Marco Fabian, MF, Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)

Why he's here: During Frankfurt's 3-0 win at Hamburger SV on Friday, Fabian helped to carry his squad to victory with two assists. The midfielder now has three goals and four assists in his last six Bundesliga games.

What this means: Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio must give the former Chivas star a call-up. If Fabian is able to look like one of the best players in Germany, he could easily be an influential option against the United States.

Alfredo Talavera, GK, Toluca (Mexico)

Why he's here: Talavera was massive in net for Toluca in its 1-1 draw with Monterrey on Saturday. The goalkeeper collected seven saves and helped to ensure that Los Rayados were only able to score once. The match was the third game of the season in which he has recorded at least six saves for Los Diablos Rojos.

What this means: With Guillermo Ochoa currently struggling in Spain, there is now a decent chance that Talavera will be given the start for Mexico against the U.S. At the very least, he should expect a call-up for next month's national team roster.

Carlos Salcedo, DF, Fiorentina (Italy)

Why he's here: Salcedo has not only earned a starting spot with Fiorentina, he has also proven to be a vital member of their roster. During Sunday's 5-3 win against Cagliari, the defender once again highlighted his impressive distribution with more passes than any other player on the pitch.

What this means: Salcedo has recently emerged as an intriguing piece for Mexico's defensive puzzle. With Diego Reyes looking questionable over the past couple of months, the 23-year-old Serie A player is now an ideal candidate to work alongside Hector Moreno for El Tri.

Kevin Gutierrez, MF, Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Why he's here: Gutierrez has quietly earned a starting spot with Liga MX's current first place team, Club Tijuana. The 21-year-old has now started in five consecutive league matches and was a vital presence for Xolos in last week's 2-0 win over Chiapas.

What this means: Unfortunately for Gutierrez, there is currently a long list of talented Mexican midfielders. That said, the former Mexico Under-20 player will be a youngster to follow in the near future.

Cooling Down

Miguel Ponce, DF, Chivas (Mexico)

Why he's here: Ponce has yet to earn a league start for Chivas since January of this year or a single minute during the first 14 weeks of the Apertura. On Sunday, he watched as Chivas stumbled against Pachuca in a 2-1 loss.

What this means: Ponce's spot on the bench has continued to make him irrelevant to the national team. Two years ago, he was one of the 23 Mexican players who got to fly to Brazil for the World Cup. Now, it's doubtful that he is anywhere near Osorio's radar.

Javier Orozco, FW, Chiapas (Mexico)

Why he's here: Orozco was left on the bench for Chiapas during last week's loss to Tijuana. The match marked the ninth time in 14 games that the striker has been left out of the starting XI.

What this means: The 28-year-old is unlikely to return to El Tri at any point soon. After taking part in last year's Gold Cup tournament, the striker struggled to make much of an impact with Santos Laguna and is now riding the bench for Los Jaguares.

Jesse Gonzalez, GK, FC Dallas (United States)

Why he's here: Despite the fact that FC Dallas was able to clinch the Supporters' Shield last weekend, Gonzalez did little to help gain the hardware. The keeper finished the regular season with just six starts in 34 league games, the last of which was on July 16.

What this means: The 21-year-old will need more playing time before he gains a potential call-up to Mexico's senior squad. That said, with only youth national team experience under his belt, he is also still eligible for the U.S. national side.

Eduardo Herrera, FW, Pumas (Mexico)

Why he's here: During Sunday's 3-1 loss to Tigres, Herrera was given a short cameo appearance as a substitute in the 80th minute. The striker, who only has one goal in the Apertura, has not started in league play since August.

What this means: With only regular minutes in the CONCACAF Champions League, Herrera has quickly become a backup player for Pumas this season. Osorio is in need of some alternative strikers for the national team, but should have no motivation to consider the 28-year-old just yet.