Jesus Gonzalez (yellow jersey), shown competing for Arabe Unido against D.C. United in a 2015/16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match, was called up to next month's Panama training camp. (Photo: Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images)
PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez announced Monday a 24-man roster for a minicamp that will be held August 1-3 at the Estadio Maracana.
The 60-year-old Colombian will be preparing the squad for an August 10 international friendly against Guatemala at the same venue. All of the players come from locally-based clubs, including a combined six from 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League participants Arabe Unido and Plaza Amador.
Midfielder Jose Gonzalez, who has three career SCCL goals – all with Arabe Unido, earned his first and only cap earlier this year in a 1-0 win over visiting El Salvador.
GOALKEEPERS: Jaime De Gracia (Tauro FC), Eric Hughes (Plaza Amador), Elieser Powell (Plaza Amador)
DEFENDERS: Azmahar Ariano (Arabe Unido), 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), Jesus Gonzalez (Sporting San Miguelito), Jose Gonzalez (Arabe Unido), Hecgar Murillo (Tauro FC), Justin Simons (San Francisco FC), Alfredo Stephens (Chorrillo FC), Manuel Vargas (Tauro FC)
FORWARDS: Ricaurter Barsallo (Plaza Amador), Jose Batista (Tauro FC), Ronaldo Cordoba (Santa Gema FC), Alexis Palacio (Sporting San Miguelito), Jorge Samudio (Tauro FC)