The Guatemala delegation (pictured) for the Central American U-20 qualifying tournament gather for a photo on July 5, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala)
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Guatemala arrived in Panama on Wednesday, two days prior to the start of the Central American qualifying tournament for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.
Head coach Erick Gonzalez selected a roster of 20 players led by four from Municipal, including midfielder Pedro Altan, who scored two goals in 34 Guatemalan league matches during the 2015/16 campaign.
The Chapines, who have qualified for one FIFA U-20 World Cup (2011), will open play against Honduras on July 8.
The five-team competition will take place at the Estadio Maracana in the El Chorrillo section of Panama City, Panama, ending on July 16, 2016. The top three finishers will advance to the CONCACAF event.
ROSTER (by team)
Achik: Gilder Gustavo Lemus Mejia, Rodrigo Marroquin Santos
Antigua GFC: Felipe Ucross Bautista, Axel Rene Reyes Andrade
Aspire: Brolin Wynalda Valdizon Yalibat
Coban Imperial: Angel Leonel Castro Godoy
Deportivo Reu: Esteban Gabriel Garcia Velasquez
Levante (Spain): Daniel Alejandro Guay Sanchez
Malacateco: Durban Leonardo Reyes Vasquez
Mesilla: Jorge Mario Ajmac Palacios
Municipal: Pedro Manuel A. Altan Hernandez, Fernando Jose Fuentes Pineda, Edgar Fernando Gonzalez Sanchez, Jose Carlos Martinez Navas
Petapa: Brandon Miguel Yaquian Guamuch, Esnaydi Zuñiga y Zuñiga
Suchitepequez: Miguel Estuardo Gonzalez Tinay, Jaime Humberto Palma Lopez
USAC: Jose Dennilson Rac Hernandez