[USA-EL SALVADOR] Following the departure of national team coach Carlos de los Cobos, now at the Chicago Fire, El Salvador will make its debut under interim coach Luis Rugamas when it faces the USA on Wednesday in Tampa. The Salvadoran squad includes seven starters from the team that lost to the USA, 2-1, in World Cup 2010 qualifying in September. Among the players called up are former U.S. U-20 Arturo Alvarez (San Jose Earthquakes) and his brother, Edgar, who played most recently at JC power San Jacinto College.
The only other MLS player in the Salvadoran squad is Arturo Alvarez's Quakes teammate, Ramon Sanchez.
EL SALVADOR ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Miguel Montes (Aguila), Dagoberto Portillo (F.A.S.)
DEFENDERS (7): Dennis Alas (Firpo), Alexander Escobar (Metapan), Marvin Gonzalez (F.A.S.), Mardo Henriquez (F.A.S.), Alfredo Pacheco (F.A.S.), Manuel Salazar (Firpo), Deris Umanzor (Aguila)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Edgar Alvarez (San Jacinto College), Ramon Flores (F.A.S.), Josue Odir Flores (Metapan), Shawn Martin (Aguila), Juan Carlos Moscoso (F.A.S.), Osael Romero (Chivas USA), Ramon Sanchez (San Jose Earthquakes)
FORWARDS (3): Arturo Alvarez (San Jose Earthquakes), Rudis Corrales (Aguila), Andres Flores (Metapan)