Marquez not expected to play after injuring quad

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Mexico defender Rafa Marquez is not expected to play in an exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday night after injuring his right quad.

Marquez was apparently hurt in El Tri's 2-0 exhibition win against Wales on Sunday. Team doctors say he has a strained muscle in his quadriceps, and they plan to be cautious with World Cup qualifying beginning next week. Mexico hosts Guyana on June 8 in Mexico City, then has a game at El Salvador four days later.

After Thursday night's game against Bosnia, Mexico has one final tuneup Sunday, this one against Brazil in Arlington, Texas.