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Honduras calls up four MLS players, Mexico and Panama name legionarios
March 8th, 2013 1:12AM

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[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Honduras called four up MLS players -- Victor Bernardez (San Jose), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston), Mario Martinez (Seattle) and Jerry Bengtson (New England) --  to its 23-player squad for its two World Cup 2014 qualifiers in March.

The only new legionarios in the Catrachos' squad are Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre, who missed the 2-1 win over the USA with an injury, and Jerry Palacios, who has scored six goals in his last seven games for Alajuelense.

Honduras Roster:
Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares  (Olimpia), Donis Escober (Olimpia), Kevin Hernandez (Real Espana).
Defenders: Arnold Peralta (Vida), Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chavez (Wisla Krakow, POL), Maynor Figueroa (Wigan, ENG), Juan Pablo Montes (Platense), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic, SCO), Juan Carlos Garcia (Olimpia).
Midfielders: Luis Garrido (Red Star, SER), Jorge Claros (Hibernian, SCO), Roger Espinoza (Wigan, ENG), Wilmer Fuentes (Marathon), Carlos Discua (Motagua), Oscar Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Mario Martinez (Seattle Sounders), Bayron Mendez (Platense).
Forwards: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Roger Rojas (Olimpia), Carlo Costly (Veria, GRE), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense, CRC).

Mexico, which faces the USA March 26 in Mexico City, called up six foreign-based players, including Ajaccio goalie Guillermo Ochoa, who was not called up for the Jamaica opener because his wife was expecting.

Mexico Roster (foreign-based players):
Goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio, FRA)
Defenders: Hector Moreno (Espanyol, SPA)
Midfielders: Andres Guardado (Valencia, SPA), Giovanni Dos Santos (Real Mallorca, SPA), Javier Aquino (Villarreal, SPA).
Forwards: Javier Hernandez (Man. United, ENG)

Panama's list of 12 foreign-based players includes new D.C. United signing Marcos Sanchez and FC Dallas forward Blas Perez.

Panama roster (foreign-based players):
Goalkeepers: Jaime Penedo (Municipal, GUA), Luis Mejia (Fenix, URU)
Defenders: Luis Henriquez (Lech Poznan, POL), Felipe Baloy (Santos, MEX), Roman Torres (Millonarios, COL)
Midfielders: Marcos Sanchez (D.C. United), Rolando Escobar (Dep. Anzoategui, VEN), Armando Cooper ,  Godoy Cruz (ARG), Gabriel Gomez (Deportivo Junior, COL),  Deportivo Junior (COL), Nelson Barahona (Itagui, COL).
Forwards: Luis Tejada (Toluca, MEX), Blas Perez (FC Dallas, USA)



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