Esteban Marin (white jersey) is on Costa Rica's roster for the Central American under-20 qualifying competition that will send teams to the next CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. (Photo: Mexsport)
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The Costa Rica under-20 national team traveled to El Salvador on Tuesday in advance of the Central American qualifying tournament for the next CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.
Head coach Ronald Mora and a squad of 18 players will be looking to secure a place at the Confederation event, which will determine qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
After appearing in three straight World Cups and finishing fourth in the 2009 edition, the Ticos did not qualify for Turkey 2013.
Costa Rica’s six-game schedule is as follows:
- July 17 v Guatemala (San Salvador)
- July 19 v Honduras (Santa Tecla)
- July 21 v Panama (San Salvador)
- July 23 v Nicaragua (Santa Tecla)
- July 27 v Belize (Santa Tecla)
- July 29 v El Salvador (San Salvador)
COSTA RICA UNDER-20 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
(Central American Qualifying: July 17-July 29, 2014)
GOALKEEPERS: Keilor Eduardo Diaz Ruiz (Uruguay), Jorge Eduardo Jara Lemaire (Saprissa)
DEFENDERS: Henry Osvaldo Espinoza Ocampo (Herediano), Esteban Marin Murillo (Alajuelense), Hector Johel Montero Acuña (Saprissa), Youstin Delfin Salas Gomez (Santos), Juan Pablo Vargas Campos (Alajuelense)
MIDFIELDERS: Freddy Antonio Alvarez Rodríguez (Uruguay), Kenneth Josue Cerdas Barrantes (Alajuelense), Randy Yormein Chirino Serrado (San Carlos), Kervin Antonio Kenton Fadel (Rot Weiss Oberhausen/Germany), Randall Enrique Leal Arley (Belen), Yubak Rene Miranda (Saprissa), Víctor Josue Murillo Villegas (Herediano), Dylan Gabriel Tejeda Valverde (Saprissa)
FORWARDS: Marcelo Acuña Gonzalez (Saprissa), Berny Thomas Burke Montiel (Santos), Alberth Mauricio Villalobos Solis (Alajuelense)