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Rivals call up 13 MLS players
February 3rd, 2013 4:22PM

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[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] The USA's five rivals have announced their rosters for the opening of the Hexagonal. The squads include 13 current MLS players and seven former MLS players, including Honduran Roger Espinoza and Jamaican Dane Richards, who moved abroad in January. For all the information on Wednesday's three matchups ...

Update: A 13th MLS player, Je-Vaughn Watson of the Houston Dynamo, was called up. Watson replaced the injured Jermaine Beckford in Jamaica's squad for its game against Mexico.

HONDURAS-USA
TV: BeIN Sport, BeIN Sport en Espanol
Kickoff: 4 pm ET
City: San Pedro Sula
Stadium: Estadio Olimpico
Referee: Walter Quesada (Costa Rica)

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

MEXICO-JAMAICA
TV: UniMas, ESPN2
Kickoff: 9:30 pm ET
City: Mexico City
Stadium: Estadio Azteca
Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)

Mexico Roster:
Goalkeepers: Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Cirilo Saucedo (Tijuana), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).
Defenders: Francisco Rodriguez (Club America), Hector Moreno (Espanyol, Spain), Jorge Torres Nilo (Tigres), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Diego Reyes (Club America), Hugo Ayala (Tigres), Severo Meza (Monterrey), Paul Aguilar (Club America).
Midfielders: Javier Aquino (Villarreal, Spain), Carlos Salcido (Tigres), Angel Reyna (Pachuca), Hector Herrera (Pachuca), Jesus Molina (Club America), Marco Fabian (Guadalajara), Andres Guardado (Valencia, Spain), Fernando Arce (Tijuana).
Forwards: Giovani dos Santos (Mallorca, Spain), Javier Hernandez (Man. United, England), Aldo de Nigris (Monterrey), Oribe Peralta (Santos).

Jamaica Roster:
Goalkeepers: Donovan Ricketts (Portland Timbers), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska, Sweden), Duwayne Kerr (Strommen, Norway).
Defenders: Alvas Powell (Portmore United), Nyron Nosworthy (Watford, England), Damion Stewart (Notts County, England), Adrian Mariappa (Reading, England), Demar Phillips (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Jermaine Taylor (Houston Dynamo).
Midfielders: Andre Lewis (Cavalier SC), Joel McAnuff (Reading, England), Jermaine Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday, England), Tremaine Stewart (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Rudolph Austin (Leeds United, England) Marvin Elliot (Bristol City, England), Jason Morrison (Aalesunds FK, Norway), Jermaine Hue (Harbour View), Omar Daley (Motherwell, Scotland), Je-Vaughn Watson (Houston Dynamo).
Forwards: Garath McCleary (Reading, England), Jermaine Beckford (Huddersfield Town, England), Theo Robinson (Derby County, England), Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers), Dane Richards (Burnley, England).
Note: Watson replaced Huddersfield Town's Jermaine Beckford, who pulled his hamstring.

PANAMA-COSTA RICA
TV: BeIN Sport, BeIN Sport en Espanol
Kickoff: 9 pm ET
City: Panama City
Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
Referee: Francisco Chacon (Mexico)

Panama Roster:
Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Municipal, Guatemala), Luis Mejia (Fenix, Uruguay).
Defenders: Luis Henriquez (Lech Poznan, Poland), Felipe Baloy (Santos, Mexico), Roman Torres (Millonarios, Colombia), Carlos Rodriguez (Chepo), Jean Carlos Cedeno (Alianza), Harold Cummings (Arabe Unido), Leonel Parris (Tauro).
Midfielders:  Rolando Escobar (Anzoategui, Venezuela), Amilcar Henriquez (Inde. Medellin, Colombia), Gabriel Gomez (Atl. Junior, Colombia), Armando Cooper (Godoy Cruz, Argentina), Anibal Godoy (Chepo), Juan De Dios Perez (Tauro), Marcos Sanchez (Tauro).
Forwards:  Yairo Yau (Sydney FC, Australia), Rolando Blackburn (FK Senica, Slovakia), Blas Perez (FC Dallas), Luis Renteria (Tauro), Alcibiades Rojas (Atletico Chiriqui).

Costa Rica Roster:
Goalkeepers: Keilor Navas (Levante, Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense)
Defenders: Jose Salvatierra (Alajuelense), Christian Gamboa (Rosenborg, Norway), Michael Umana (Saprissa), Johnny Acosta (Sinaloa, Mexico), Geancarlo Gonzalez (Valerenga, Norway), Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls), Bryan Oviedo (Everton, England), Christopher Meneses (Alajuelense)
Midfielders: Celso Borges (AIK, Sweden), Osvaldo Rodriguez (Guapiles), Cristian Bolanos (FC Copenhagen, Denmark), Ariel Rodriguez (Perez Zeledon), Douglas Sequeira (Saprissa), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund, Norway), Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham, England)
Forwards: Randall Brenes (Cartago), Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Joel Campbell (Real Betis, Spain), Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew).



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