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Five MLS players in Honduras squad
January 28th, 2013 9:08PM

TAGS:  men's national team, mls, world cup 2014


[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Victor Bernardez, Jerry Bengtson, Oscar Boniek Garcia and Mario Martinez, who played at the Copa Centroamericana, and 2010 Rookie of the Year Andy Najar, who spent January on loan to Belgian champion Anderlecht, are the five MLS players in the Honduras squad for the opening game of the Hexagonal next Tuesday against the USA in San Pedro Sula (TV: beIN SPORT, 4 p.m. ET).

Colorado youth product Roger Espinoza, who recently left Sporting Kansas City for English club Wigan, is one of seven Europe-based players in the squad.

Six of the 11 domestic players hail from Olimpia. Coach Luis Suarez will bring them in for training for the game on Wednesday.

All 11 starters from the 1-0 loss to Costa Rica in Sunday's Copa Centroamericana final are in the team.

Honduras Roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Noel Valladares (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), José Mendoza (Marathon)
Defenders (8): Arnold Peralta (Vida), Bryan Beckeles (Olimpia), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chavez (Wisla Krakow/Poland), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan/England), Juan Pablo Montes (Platense), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/Scotland), Juan Carlos Garcia (Olimpia)
Midfielders (8): Luis Garrido (Red Star/Serbia), Jorge Claros (Hibernian/Scotland), Roger Espinoza (Wigan/England), Alex Lopez (Olimpia), Andy Najar (D.C. United), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Mario Martinez (Seattle Sounders), Aldo Oviedo (Real Espana)
Forwards (4): Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Roger Rojas (Olimpia), Carlo Costly (Veria/Greece), Georgie Welcome (Motagua)

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