Darwin Ceren (#7) was one of 20 players named to El Salvador's roster for a pair of June friendlies in the United States. (Photo: Mexsport)
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador will take 20 players to the United States for Albert Roca’s first games since being named head coach, the Salvadoran Football Federation announced in a statement on Friday.
The Cuscatlecos are scheduled to play the World Cup-bound pair of Ivory Coast (June 4, in Frisco, Texas) and Spain (June 7, in Landover, Maryland) as part of the “Road to Brazil” series.
The roster includes nine players from recently crowned Clausura champion Isidro Metapan (four) and FAS (five), El Salvador’s qualifiers for the 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League.
El Salvador has not played a game in nearly a year, following its run to the quarterfinals of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
EL SALVADOR ROSTER
(International Friendlies: June 4, 2010 - v Ivory Coast; June 7, 2014 - v Spain)
GOALKEEPERS: Derby Carrillo (Atlanta Silverbacks/USA), Henry Hernandez (Isidro Metapan)
DEFENDERS: Jonathan Barrios (Isidro Metapan), Moises Xavier Garcia (Luis Angel Firpo), Alexander Larin (FAS), Miguel Lemus (FAS), Alexander Mendoza (FAS), Milton Molina (Isidro Metapan)
MIDFIELDERS: Jaime Alas (Ballenas Galeana/Mexico), Arturo Alvarez (Videoton/Hungary), Darwin Ceren (Orlando City/USA), Oscar Ceren (Juventud Independiente), Richard Menjivar (San Antonio Scorpions/USA), Nestor Renderos (FAS), Kevin Santamaria (Municipal/Guatemala), Herbert Sosa (Alianza)
FORWARDS: Jonathan Aguila (FAS), Mark Lester Blanco (Luis Angel Firpo), Rafael Burgos (Gyori ETO/Hungary), Andres Flores (Isidro Metapan)