Gabriel Torres (pictured), joint-top scorer in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, was added to Panama's roster for the 2014 Central American Cup on September 9, 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) announced Tuesday the final roster adjustments for teams contesting the Central American Cup Tigo 2014 USA. The third round of group play is scheduled for Wednesday at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.
According to Chapter 2, Article 5, Section 2 of the Central American Cup’s Rules of Competition, teams are permitted after the second round of play to make up to six changes to their rosters for the third and the final rounds:
"Teams are permitted to replace after the first two rounds, from the original list of 21 players, up to six (6) players, with players included in their preliminary lists. The changes must be made twenty-four (24) hours ahead of the third round of the tournament."
Among the additions include Bryan Ruiz, one of Costa Rica’s stars during its run to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarterfinals, and Panama’s Gabriel Torres, joint-top scorer in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with five goals.
Ahead of the third round, the three teams listed below have officially requested the following changes, which have been approved by UNCAF:
IN: Bryan Ruiz (Fulham/England); Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls/USA); Jose Sanchez (Herediano/Costa Rica); Jonathan Moya (Uruguay/Costa Rica); Manfred Russell (Saprissa/Costa Rica)
OUT: Celso Borges (AIK/Sweden); Oscar Duarte (Club Brugge/Belgium); Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers/USA); Marcos Ureña (FC Midtjylland/Denmark); Joel Campbell (Arsenal/England)
IN: Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad/Honduras); Wilmer Fuentes (Marathon/Marathon)
OUT: Mario Martinez (Barcelona SC/Ecuador); Romell Quioto (Olimpia/Honduras)
IN: Gabriel Torres (Colorado Rapids/USA); Francisco Narbon (James Madison University/USA);
OUT: Nicolas Muñoz (Isidro Metapan/El Salvador); Alfredo Stephens (Chorrillo FC/Panama)