Friday, August 20, 2010

Honduras, Peru rosters for Canada friendlies

Canada's roster is expected on Monday. Today, in a news conference that was pushed back from 3pm to 5pm, interim coach of the Honduras national team, Juan de Dios Castillo, announced the players that will make up the roster for friendlies against El Salvador, and against Canada on September 7th in Montreal.

According to the article, it features a lot of new faces, unsurprising considering the veteran nature of the squad that participated in the World Cup. All but one player currently pry their trade domestically.

The players:

Porteros
1. Noel Valladares (Olimpia)
2. Ricardo Canales (Victoria)
3. Marlon Licona (Motagua)

Defensas
4. Sergio Mendoza (Motagua)
5. Erick Norales (Marathón)
6. Jorgue Carlos (Olimpia)
7. Quiarol Arzú (Platense)
8. Bryan Beckeles (Vida)
9. Crisanto Norales (Victoria)
10. Bonieck García (Olimpia)
11. Jonny Palacios (Olimpia)

Mediocampistas
12. Mario Martínez (Real España)
13. Eder Delgado (Real España)
14. Walter Hernández (Olimpia)
15. Jorge Claros (Motagua)
16. Irvin Reina (Necaxa)

Delanteros
17. Rony Flores (Marathón)
18. Jerry Bengston (Vida)
19. Roger Rojas (Olimpia)
20. Luis Lobo (Real España)
21. Alexander López (Olimpia
22. Rubén Rivera (Motagua)
23. Cristian Martínez (Real España)

A number of the names should be at least somewhat familiar, as Motagua and Olimpia have played against Toronto FC and Montreal respectively in the last two years.

And because you need to know:

The Peru roster for the friendly, 4 September 2010, in Toronto:

Claudio Pizarro, Jefferson Farfán y Santiago Acasiete, jugarán el próximo 4 y 7 de setiembre ante Canadá y Jamaica respectivamente.

El resto de convocados son: Juan Vargas (Fiorentina), Carlos Zambrano (Saint Pauli), Alberto Rodríguez (Sporting Braga), Wilmer Aguirre (San Luis de Potosí), José Carlos Fernández (Deportivo Quito), Josepmir Ballón (River Plate) y Roberto Guizasola (Rosario Central) y Hernán Rengifo (Ominia Nicosia).

A few big names in the list, in particular Farfan and Pizarro. Still, I don't quite know what to make of the roster, since it only has 11 names. Help? If you can read Spanish, here's a link.

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