Gerson Tinoco (pictured) was one of 27 players invited to a Guatemala national team training camp that started on February 1, 2016, in Guatemala City.
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – With a February 10 friendly against Honduras drawing near, Guatemala opened its first training camp Monday under new head coach Walter Claveri.
The former Suchitepequez manager was appointed to the post on January 18, following Ivan Sopegno’s resignation a month earlier.
"The idea is to give everyone continuity right now for the Honduras game,” said Claveri. “We want to see the group. I am very happy because there is willingness. The group wants to do things.”
Twenty-seven players, including eight from Municipal, were invited to convene for three days at the Federación Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala’s Project Goal facilities
In the fourth round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Chapines currently find themselves sitting third in Group C with a 1W-0D-1L record. They will resume play in the competition with an encounter at home against the first-place United States (1W-1D-0L, 4 points) on March 25.
GOALKEEPERS: Miguel Bonilla (Antigua GFC), Paulo Motta (Municipal), Fredy Perez (Comunicaciones)
DEFENDERS: Tomas Castillo (Guastatoya), Carlos Castrillo (Comunicaciones), Cristian Jimenez (Municipal), Dennis Lopez (Municipal), Hamilton Lopez (Xelaju MC), Rafael Morales (Comunicaciones), Audy Rivera (Antigua GFC), Manuel Soto (Petapa), Allen Yanes (Antigua GFC)
MIDFIELDERS: Pedro Altan (Municipal), Jorge Aparicio (Comunicaciones), Gerardo Arias (Municipal), Albert Barrientos (Municipal), Jean Marquez (Comunicaciones), Marco Rivas (Municipal), Pedro Samayoa (Universidad de San Carlos), Sergio Tagua (Suchitepequez)
FORWARDS: Mafre Icute (Coban Imperial), Jose Javier Longo (Municipal), Fredy Lopez (Suchitepequez), Oscar Martinez (Petapa), Luis Martinez (Xelaju MC), Victor Matta (Antigua GFC), Gerson Tinoco (Coban Imperial)