Jose Contreras (pictured) and Guatemala will face host Mexico on May 30, 2015. (Photo: Mexico)
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Guatemala opened up a training camp on Wednesday in preparation for an international friendly at Mexico on May 30.
Head coach Ivan Sopegno has assembled a 23-player selection, featuring 11 from Comunicaciones, which broke two records last Saturday by prevailing over Municipal in the two-legged Clausura final for its sixth straight Guatemalan title and 30th overall.
The roster is highlighted by the inclusion of midfielder Jose Contreras, who netted 11 goals this past season for the champion Cremas, placing him third on the scoring chart.
The Chapines are preparing for next month’s World Cup qualifying, second-round series against Bermuda.
(International friendly: away v Mexico, May 30, 2015)
GOALKEEPERS: Víctor Ayala (Antigua GFC), Ricardo Jerez (Alianza Petrolera/Colombia), Paulo Motta (Municipal).
DEFENDERS: Carlos Castrillo (Comunicaciones), Carlos Gallardo (Comunicaciones), Wilson Lalín (Comunicaciones), Dennis López (Municipal), Rubén Morales (Comunicaciones
MIDFIELDERS: Jorge Aparicio (Comunicaciones), Jairo Arreola (Comunicaciones), Gerardo Arias (Petapa), Marvin Ávila (Municipal), Stefano Cincotta (Chemnitzer/Germany), José Contreras (Comunicaciones), Brandon de León (Marquense), Kendel Herrarte (Comunicaciones), Jean Márquez (Comunicaciones), Carlos Mejía (Comunicaciones)
FORWARDS: Minor López (Atlético CP/Portugal), José Longo (Xelajú MC), Nelson Enrique Miranda (Comunicaciones), Aslinn Rodas (Xelajú MC), Carlos Ruiz (Municipal)