Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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
Guatemala rocked by scandal
by Paul Kennedy, May 31st, 2012 6:54PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING COUNTDOWN] A week before the start of World Cup 2014 qualifying, U.S. group opponent Guatemala has been rocked by news that three starters were kicked off the team by Coach Ever Hugo Almeida amid rumors that they are being investigated on match-fixing charges. The official word is that captain Gustavo Cabrera, former Los Angeles Galaxy forward Pando Ramirez and Yoni Flores are off the Bicolor for "indiscipline."

Following the announcement, Guatemalan media reported that an investigation into a 2010 Concacaf Champions League match between Municipal of Guatemala and Santos of Mexico was being undertaken. Cabrera, Ramirez and Flores all played in the game for Municipal, which lost, 6-1.

Ramirez denied ever taking money to throw a game and said he was dropped for "technical issues," which he accepted after talking with the 63-year-old Almeida, who was born in Uruguay but played internationally for Paraguay.

Two other players, Juan Valenzuela and Eddy Castillo, were dropped by Almeida from the team in training because of poor form.

The only player called up to replace the five departed players was Erwin Morales.

Guatemala opens play on June 8 at Jamaica, the same night the USA hosts Antigua & Barbuda in Tampa, Fla.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 4: Results & Standings    
FC Dallas became the first MLS team to reach 10 points but it wasn't easy as ...
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
The new Roughnecks celebrated the return of pro soccer to Tulsa a sellout crowd of 8,335 ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines    
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ...
USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement    
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ...
Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream    
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ...
MLS Trade Central: Timbers sign Ghanaian winger    
The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Ishmael Yartey on loan from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux. ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"It was the first time in my life that I had not made a team, that ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives