El Salvador reveals pre-Copa Centroamericana camp roster

Pablo Punyed (#20) was one of 25 players called up for an El Salvador training camp that is scheduled to open on January 3, 2017. (Photo: Norvin Mendoza/Straffon Images)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador will prepare for next month’s Copa Centroamericana with a squad of 25 players, the Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol (FESFUT) announced Friday.

Head coach Eduardo Lara, who was named to the post earlier in the month, will convene the team on January 3, 2017, and hold a double-training session at the FESFUT Sports Complex.

Recently-crowned Salvadoran champion Santa Tecla – led by midfielder Gerson Mayen, who scored in Sunday’s final -- is the best-represented club with six call-ups, while runner-up Alianza is second with five.

The Cuscatlecos will open their Copa Centroamericana campaign against Costa Rica on January 13, before taking on Honduras (Jan. 15), Belize (Jan. 17), host Panama (Jan. 20) and Nicaragua (Jan. 22). 

ROSTER (by club)

Aguila: Ibsen Castro, Henry Romero, Benji Villalobos

Alianza: Oscar Arroyo, Oscar Ceren, Alexander Larin, Herbert Sosa, Rodolfo Zelaya

Al-Mina‘a (Iraq): Raul Renderos

Dragon: Henry Hernandez

FAS: Alexander Mendoza

IBV (Iceland): Pablo Punyed

Isidro Metapan: Jose Angel Peña

Municipal (Guatemala): Jaime Alas

Nacional (Portugal): Nelson Bonilla

New York Cosmos (USA): Andres Flores

Rayo OKC (USA): Richard Menjivar

San Jose Earthquakes (USA): Darwin Ceren

Santa Tecla: Juan Barahona, Roberto Domínguez, Ivan Mancia, Cornejo Marlon, Gerson Mayen, Brayan Tamacas

St. Louis FC (USA): Irving Herrera