• Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

    El Salvador initiates under-20 training

    El Salvador under-20 head coach Mauricio Alfaro (pictured) guided the nation its first-ever FIFA U-20 World Cup appearance in 2013. (Photo: Mexsport)

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The El Salvador under-20 men’s national team convened on Monday for its first camp of the year under the guidance of head coach Mauricio Alfaro.

    After medical exams, lunch and talk from Alfaro, the team commenced a training session later in the afternoon.

    Alfaro was pleased with the efforts of the squad as it prepares for the UNCAF qualifying tournament, which is projected to take place in July.

    “The most important thing is that a majority of the summoned players came,” said Alfaro in reference to the fact that 27 of the 32 called-in players were able to reported on time.  “They are with desire, enthusiasm and are attuned to what they want.”
     
    The group will work together three times a week during February and March, but Alfaro hopes to add an additional day in April and then have the team full-time in May.

    El Salvador finished third at the 2013 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship to qualify for its first-ever FIFA U-20 World Cup.  At Turkey 2013, the Cuscatlecos defeated Australia, 2-1, for their first win in an 11-a-side FIFA competition. 

    EL SALAVDOR UNDER-20 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER

    (as of February 10, 2014) 

    GOALKEEPERS:  Oscar Buendia (Atletico Marte), Kevin Caravante (Luis Angel Firpo), Nicolas Pacheco (FAS), Adan Resuleo (Turin), Jorge Zelaya (Aguila)

    DEFENDERS:  Juan Barahona (Turin), William Canales (Atletico Marte), Mauricio Clímaco (Real Tecleño Junior), Mauricio Cuellar (Santa Tecla), Marvin Ernesto Lovo (Santa Tecla), Nelson Moreno (Ciclón del Golfo), Rodolfo Orellana (Real Tecleño Junior), Christian Renderos (Santa Tecla), Bryan Tamacas (FAS) 

    MIDFIELDERS:  Omar Amaya (FAS), Alvaro Ardon (Turin), Cesar Flores (Luis Angel Firpo), Bryan Landaverde (Turin), Alvaro Lizama (Aguila), Carlos Mata (Luis Angel Firpo), Narciso Orellana (Isidro Metapan), Denis Pineda (Turin), Oscar Rodriguez (Luis Angel Firpo), Enrique Aldair Turcios (Ciclón del Golfo), Jose Villavicencio (Luis Angel Firpo)

    FORWARDS:  Benjamin Diaz (Turin), Roberto Fuentes (Turin), Santiago Gomez (Escuela de Futbol Futuro), Daniel Luna (Luis Angel Firpo), Bryan Perez (Luis Angel Firpo), Hector Recinos (Turin), Carlos Zamora (Luis Angel Firpo) 

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