[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN]Roy Miller, the goat in the New York Red Bulls' 2-1 loss at San Jose Sunday night, is among 13 foreign-based players Costa Rica called up for its World Cup qualifiers against the USA March 22 in Commerce City, Colo., and March 26 against Jamaica. Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake) and Jairo Arrieta(Columbus Crew) were also called up.
The only surprise in Coach Jorge Luis Pinto's 23-player squad is Alajuelense midfielder Diego Calvo.
The Ticos are coming off a 2-2 tie at Panama in their Hexagonal opener.
Costa Rica Roster:
Goalkeepers:Keylor Navas (Levante, Spain), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense).
Defenders:Juan Diego Madrigal (Santos), Christian Gamboa (Rosenborg, Norway), Michael Umana (Saprissa), Johnny Acosta (Dorados, Mexico), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Valerenga, Norway), Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls) Bryan Oviedo (Everton, England), Christopher Meneses (Alajuelense).
Midfielders:Celso Borges (AIK, Sweden), Osvaldo Rodríguez (Santos), Cristian Bolanos (FC Copenhagen, Denmark), Ariel Rodriguez (Perez Zeledon), Keylor Soto (Perez Zeledon), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Michael Barrantes (Aalesund, Norway), Bryan Ruiz (Fulham, England), Mauricio Castillo (Cartagines), Diego Calvo (Alajuelense).
Forwards:Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake), Joel Campbell (Betis, Spain), Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew).