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Ruiz to face Americans in World Cup qualifier
August 12th, 2008 7AM
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[USA-GUATEMALA] Guatemala national team coach Ramon Maradiaga will welcome three foreign-based players -- the Los Angeles Galaxy's Carlos Ruiz, Jose Contreras of Argentina's Arsenal and Gustavo Cabrera of Danish club Aarhus -- who will join 16 player currently in training for the Aug. 20 World Cup 2010 qualifier against the USA at Guatemala City's Mateo Flores Stadium. Recent Chicago Fire signing Marco Pappa could also get a call-up.

Cabrera, who played for Real Salt Lake, is one of four Guatemalans who previously played in MLS, along with Municipal players Fredy Garcia, Guillermo Ramirez and Mario Rodriguez.

Goalkeeper: Ricardo Trigueno (Petapa), Luis Pedro Molina (Jalapa)
Defenders: Carlos Gallardo (Comunicaciones), Carlos Castrillo (Comunicaciones), Yony Flores (Marquense), Cristian Noriega (Municipal), Jaime Vides (Municipal), Luis Rodriguez (Xelaju), Gustavo Cabrera (Aarhus, DEN).
Midfielders: Fredy Garcia (Municipal), Guillermo Ramirez (Municipal), Mario Rodriguez (Municipal), Gonzalo Romero (Municipal), Jean Marquez (Comunicaciones), Abner Trigueros (Comunicaciones), Jose Contreras (Arsenal, ARG), Fredy Thompson (free agent)
Forwards: Dwight Pezzarossi (Comunicaciones), Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles Galaxy, USA).

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