Richard Dixon (#21), shown in 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup action against Canada, was one of 28 players called in for Panama's July 14, 2014, training camp. (Photo: Mexsport)
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez on Friday called in 28 domestic-based players for training on July 14 in advance of friendlies next month at Peru (August 6) and home to Cuba (August 20).
The Colombian extended invitations to seven members of the country’s 2014 CONCACAF Champions League representatives, Tauro FC and Chorrillo FC, including 22-year-old Richard Dixon. During Panama’s run to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, the Chorrillo defender made one appearance.
The Canaleros are preparing for September’s Central American Cup, the region’s championship for national teams that doubles as a qualifying competition for the Gold Cup.
PANAMA – TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Aimar Alvarado (Plaza Amador), Adan Cordoba (Rio Abajo FC), Kevin Melgar (Tauro FC), Eddie Roberts (Arabe Unido), Alex Rodríguez (Sporting San Miguelito)
DEFENDERS: Porfirio Avila (Chepo FC), Nahill Carroll (Rio Abajo FC), Algish Dixon (Chorrillo FC), Richard Dixon (Chorrillo FC), Luis Fraiz (Arabe Unido), Joshua Hawkins (Plaza Amador), Tomas Milville (Rio Abajo FC), Richard Peralta (Alianza FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Miguel Camargo (Chorrillo FC), Gabriel Chiari (Arabe Unido), Juan De Gracia (Arabe Unido), Romeesh Ivey (Alianza FC), Pedro Jeanine (San Francisco FC), Hecgar Murillo (Tauro FC), Josiel Nuñez (Plaza Amador), Richard Rodriguez (San Francisco FC), Justin Simons (San Francisco FC)
FORWARDS: Abdiel Arroyo (Arabe Unido), Edgar Yoel Barcenas (Arabe Unido), Kenneth Chase (Tauro FC), Armando Polo (Rio Abajo FC), Miguel Saavedra (Atletico Chiriqui), Alfredo Stephens (Chorrillo FC)