• Thursday May 16, 2013

    Costa Rica calls up 18 for Canada friendly

    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)

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