Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Red Bulls' Osorio scouting in El Salvador
by Ridge Mahoney, February 20th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] With a month to go before New York opens the 2009 season in Seattle, head coach Juan Carlos Osorio took the time to scout talent in El Salvador.

Ex-Red Bull defender Jeff Parke, claimed by Seattle in the expansion draft, is being shopped around MLS despite being out of contract, yet Osorio is looking in other areas for defensive help. He watched a league match between Salvadoran  powers FAS and Luis Angel Firpo at the Quito Oscar Stadium in Santa Ana, and his target, according to local news reports, is FAS and El Salvador international left back Alfredo Pacheco, who was one of his country's better performers at the 2007 Gold Cup. El Salvador beat Trinidad & Tobago, 2-1, in its first game but then lost to Guatemala, 1-0, and the USA, 4-0, and failed to advance past the group stage.

Pacheco, 26, played four matches last month at the UNCAF tournament in Honduras as El Salvador earned one of five Central American places in the 2009 Gold Cup. He has played more than 200 games for FAS since joining the first team in 2001 and captained El Salvador several times last year as it qualified for the Concacaf Hexagonal, which it opened last week by rallying from a 2-0 deficit at home to tie Trinidad & Tobago, 2-2.

According to Salvadoran daily La Prensa Grafica, Osorio also observed Pacheco in Los Angeles, where El Salvador recently beat Peru, 1-0.

Osorio will rejoin the Red Bulls this weekend in Argentina, where they will be based in Pilar for training and matches until March 9. The schedule of games has yet to be finalized.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"We have watched Jordan through our youth national teams and in the Development Academy for the ...
Possible Jones debut and RFK rumble on tap    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] The possible debut of USA midfielder Jermaine Jones in a New ...
Brooks headed back to Bayern Munich    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Portland Thorns FC today announced that the club has loaned midfielder Amber Brooks is ...
Concacaf Champions League scoreboard    
[WEEK 3: Wednesday] Wins by Waterhouse, Alajuelense and Olimpia on Thursday gave all three clubs in ...
Slim pickings for Klinsmann in Europe these days    
[USA MEN] In a game that is designed to be a test for his European-based players, ...
San Antonio looks to impose its will    
[NASL: Fall Week 8] The San Antonio Scorpions will look to increase their lead over the ...
A superb nutmeg by Christoph Kramer     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] The last time you saw Christoph Kramer was probably during the ...
Eagles-Hounds match has huge playoff implications    
[USL PRO: Week 24] Four teams are secure with playoff berths and the home-field advantage in ...
Cech and Rosicky are Czech holdovers from 2006 win    
[CZECH REPUBLIC-USA] The Czech Republic roster for Wednesday's game against the USA in Prague includes Chelsea ...
Tab Ramos: U.S. Soccer values Hugo Perez     
[U.S. SOCCER] Tab Ramos, U.S. Soccer's Youth Technical Director, said that the Federation's decision to end ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives