Colombian Hernan Gomez
, coach of Guatemala's national team, named his 23-player squad for the Gold Cup, where the Chapines will face the USA, as well as El
Salvador and Trinidad & Tobago, in Group B.
MLS star Carlos Ruiz
and Pablo Melgar
of Chilean club
Antofagasta are the only foreign-based players.
Gomez, who coached Colombia and Ecuador to the World Cup, named six players each from Comunicaciones, Municipal and Marquense. The players
called up included former Real Salt Lake defender Gustavo Cabrera
, who now plays for Comunicaciones, and former Columbus Crew midfieler Mario Rodriguez
, who plays for Municipal. GUATEMALA SQUAD: Goalkeepers:
Ricardo Trigueno (Marquense), Paulo Motta (Municipal), Luis Pedro Molina (Jalapa). Defenders:
Henry Medina (Municipal), Claudio Albizuris
(Municipal), Nestor Martinez (Marquense), Yoni Flores (Suchitepequez), Gustavo Cabrera (Comunicaciones), Rigoberto Gomez (Comunicaciones), Pablo Melgar (Antofagasta, Chile). Midfielders:
Carlos Figueroa (Municipal), Carlos Quinonez (Marquense), Leonel Noriega (Marquense), Gregory Ruiz (Marquense), Hector de Matta (Comunicaciones), Jose
Contreras (Comunicaciones), Freddy Thompson (Comunicaciones). Forwards:
Carlos Ruiz (FC Dallas, USA), Edwin Villatoro (Municipal), Mario Rodriguez
(Municipal), Dwight Pezzarossi (Marquense), Jairo Arreola (Comunicaciones), Marvin Avila (Suchitepequez).