SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica head coach Jorge Luis Pinto named an 18-player roster on Wednesday for a May 28 friendly at Canada in Edmonton. The game is part of the Ticos' preparations for three World Cup qualifiers in June.
Costa Rica (1-1-1, 4 points) sits second in the Hexagonal, ahead of the United States and Honduras on goal difference.
The selection is consists of five foreign-based players, including the Columbus Crew's Jairo Arrieta, who was the top scorer at the 2013 UNCAF Copa Centroamericana with two goals.
COSTA RICA ROSTER
Friendly at Canada - May 28, 2013
GOALKEEPERS: Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense), Kevín Briceño (Uruguay de Coronado)
DEFENDERS: Jhonny Acosta (Alajuelense), Michael Umaña (Saprissa), Oscar Duarte (Club Brugge/Belgium), Pablo Herrera (unattached), Christopher Menéses (Alajuelense), Jordan Smith (Saprissa), Gonzalo Segares (Chicago Fire/USA)
MIDFIELDERS: Osvando Rodríguez (Santos de Guápiles), Ariel Rodríguez (Pérez Zeledón), Keylor Soto (Pérez Zeledón), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Allen Guevara (Alajuelense), Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers/USA)
FORWARDS: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew/USA), Alejandro Aguilar (Alajuelense), Kenny Cunningham (The Strongest/Bolivia)