• Friday Aug 25, 2017

    Costly receives call-up for key Honduras WCQs

    Carlo Costly (white jersey), shown competing for Olimpia in a recent Scotiabank CONCACAF League game against Alajuelense, has not played in a World Cup qualifier for Honduras since March 29, 2016.

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduras head coach Jorge Luis Pinto announced Friday a 30-man roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad & Tobago (September 1, away) and the United States (September 5, home).

    The Catrachos sit fifth in the CONCACAF Hexagonal with five points from six games, three points behind the third-place USA for the region’s last automatic qualifying spot at Russia 2018.

    One of the surprise inclusions was 35-year-old forward Carlo Costly, who has scored 13 goals in 30 all-time qualifiers, but has appeared only once during the current campaign.  Costly netted twice in Olimpia’s 3-1 win over Alianza on Thursday night, helping the Leones advance to 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League semifinals, 3-2 on aggregate.

    Another forward, Spain-based Antony Lozano, also merited selection.  The 24-year-old scored in his debut for Barcelona B on August 19, a 2-1 win over host Valladolid in the Segunda A Division.

    Honduras will convene on Sunday for the start of a training camp in San Pedro Sula.

    ROSTER

    GOALKEEPERS: Ricardo Canales (Vida), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real España)

    DEFENDERS: Ever Alvarado (Olimpia), Bryan Beckeles (Necaxa/Mexico), Felix Crisanto (Motagua), Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Maynor Figueroa (FC Dallas/USA), Emilio Izaguirre (Al-Fayha/Saudi Arabia), Johnny Leveron (Marathon), Johnny Palacios (Olimpia), Carlos Sanchez (Honduras Progreso)

    MIDFIELDERS: Bryan Acosta (Tenerife, Spain), Jorge Claros (Real España), Juan Delgado (Honduras Progreso), Carlos Discua (Motagua), Oscar Boniek García (Houston Dynamo/USA), Alexander Lopez (Olimpia), Alfredo Mejia (Xanthi/Greece), Oliver Morazán (Juticalpa FC), Esdras Padilla (Juticalpa), Sergio Peña (Real Sociedad)

    FORWARDS: Carlo Costly (Olimpia), Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo/USA), Eddie Hernandez (Motagua), Ovidio Lanza (Juticalpa FC), Antony Lozano (Barcelona B/Spain), Rony Martinez (Baoding Yingli Yitong/China), Romell Quioto (Houston Dynamo/USA)

    INVITED: Bryan Josue Bernárdez (Marathon)  

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