Panama international Abdiel Arroyo (red jersey) will be playing his club football in South America during 2017. (Photo: Imagenes en Costa Rica)
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Panama international Abdiel Arroyo will have a new club after the 2017 Copa Centroamericana.
On Saturday, Uruguayan side Danubio announced that the 23-year-old forward will be the newest addition to its roster and that he would travel to the country the following week to finalize the transaction.
Arroyo, who had a goal and an assist in Panama’s Copa campaign that yielded a runner-up finish, started his career locally at Arabe Undo (2011-2015), before suiting up for RNK Split (Croatia) and Tolima (Colombia) in 2016.
He made his Panama debut in a 3-0 loss at Peru on August 6, 2014, and has gone on to play in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup (6 games/0 goals); the 2016 Copa America Centenario, scoring against champion Chile (3/1) and the 2016 Copa Centroamericana (5/1). Arroyo has also netted one goal (90’+2 in 2-0 home win v Jamaica) in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
With Arabe Unido, Arroyo scored three goals in nine Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League matches.