Edgar Yoel Barcenas (red jersey) was called up for Panama's international friendly against visiting Guatemala, which will be played on August 10, 2016, in Panama City. (Photo: Mexsport)
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez announced Friday a 19-man roster – comprised exclusively of players locally-based players from the Liga Panameña de Fútbol – for an international friendly on August 10 against Guatemala at the Estadio Maracana.
The squad will convene on Monday for two days of workouts prior to the match, which will serve as a warm-up ahead of the last pair of fourth-round World Cup qualifiers against Group B rivals Jamaica (September 2, home) and Costa Rica (September 6, away).
Tauro FC is providing six players to the national selection, while a combined four are from 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League participants Arabe Unido and Plaza Amador.
GOALKEEPERS: Jaime De Gracia (Tauro FC), Elieser Powell (Plaza Amador)
DEFENDERS: Edward Benitez (Chorrillo FC), Martin Gomez (San Francisco FC), Jorshua Hawkins (Sporting San Miguelito), Michael Murillo (San Francisco FC), Richard Peralta (Alianza FC), Jan Carlos Vargas (Tauro FC)
MIDFIELDERS: Ricardo Avila (Chorrillo FC), Edgar Yoel Barcenas (Arabe Unido), Manuel Bonilla (Sporting San Miguelito), Jose Gonzalez (Arabe Unido), Hecgar Murillo (Tauro FC), Justin Simons (San Francisco FC), Manuel Vargas (Tauro FC)
FORWARDS: Ricaurter Barsallo (Plaza Amador), Jose Batista (Tauro FC), Ronaldo Cordoba (Santa Gema FC), Jorge Samudio (Tauro FC)