El Salvador tabs UNCAF U-20 tournament squad

El Salvador (pictured) trains for a Central American qualifying tournament that could give it a place in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. (Photo courtesy of Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador under-20 national team head coach Eduardo Lara announced Tuesday a 20-player roster for the upcoming Central American qualifying tournament that will lead to berths in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.

The most players on the selection from any club was Turin FC’s four, while FAS provided three. Hector Pineda of Georgia United in the United States is the only foreign-based competitor.

The Salvadorans will contest the five-team tournament at the Estadio Maracana in the El Chorrillo section of Panama City, Panama, from July 8-16, 2016. They will open up against Honduras on July 10. 

The top three finishers will advance to the CONCACAF event next year in Costa Rica. Other participating teams are Guatemala, Nicaragua and host Panama.


ROSTER (by club)

Aguila: Nidelson Fernandez, Brayan Paz

Alianza: Enrique Contreras, Marvin Marquez

FAS: Fernando Castillo, Diego Chavez, Emilio Rivera

Georgia United (USA): Hector Pineda 

Luis Angel Firpo: Mario Martinez

Municipal Limeño: Roberto Alvarez

Quequeisque: Denilson Vidal

Santa Tecla: Roberto Dominguez, Kevin Stiven Reyes

Sonsonate: Marcos Rodriguez

Toros: Amilkar Bermudez

Turin FC: Isaí Aguilar, Emilio Cartagena, Joaquin Lozano, Alexis Renderos

UES: Oscar Menjivar