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Big guns available for Chicago game
by Paul Kennedy, May 29th, 2009 7AM

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[HONDURAS] Former Los Angeles Galaxy striker Carlos Pavon and Carlos Costly, who combined for the three goals that neat Mexico, 3-1, in March and cost Tri coach Sven Goran Eriksson his job, will lead Honduras when the Catrachos face the USA June 6 in World Cup qualifying. MLS players in the Catrachos' squad are Roger Espinoza and Amado Guevara.

Midfield linchpin Julio Cesar de Leon is the only starter from the Mexico who won't be available for the USA game. The Parma midfielder is suspended.

David Suazo of Portugal's Benfica remains sidelined with a knee injury. Also unavailable are Edgar Alvarez of Italian club Pisa and former MLS striker Saul Martinez, as well as Marvin Chavez, Nery Medina and Mario Rodriguez, who play in Honduras' Liga Nacional.

Coach Reinaldo Rueda took the Catrachos to Florida, where they will be in training for the qualifiers against the USA and El Salvador four days later.

Honduras Roster:
Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Junior Morales (Vida), Ricardo Canales (Motagua).
Defenders: Mario Beata (Marathon), Erick Norales (Marathon), Victor Bernardez (Anderlecht, Belgium), Osman Chavez (Platense), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, England), Mauricio Sabillon (Marathon), Hendry Thomas (Olimpia), Boniek Garcia (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Motagua).
Midfielders: Roger Espinoza (Kansas City Wizards, USA), Amado Guevara (Toronto FC, Canada), Julio Cesar de Leon (Parma, Italy), Ramon Nunez (Puebla, Mexico), Danilo Turcios (Olimpia), Wilson Palacios (Tottenham, England).
Forwards: Carlos Pavon (Real Espana), Georgie Welcome (Motagua), Carlos Costly (Belchatow, Poland), Allan Lalin (Real Espana), Walter Martinez (Alaves, Spain).

 



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