Panama suffered a huge blow ahead of critical World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago as Jaime Penedo
, who has started all six Hexagonal matches in goal, dropped out
with a quad injury.
Penedo, who won MLS Cup 2014 with the LA Galaxy, plays for Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. He was replaced by Alex Rodriguez
Head coach Hernan
called up six MLS players. Panama Roster: Goalkeepers:
Jose Calderon (Marathon/HON), Alex
Rodriguez (San Francisco). Defenders:
Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo), Felipe Baloy (Municipal/GUA); Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders), Luis Ovalle (Tolima/COL), Michael Amir Murillo (NY
Red Bulls), Fidel Escobar (NY Red Bulls). Midfielders:
Eric Davis (Dunajska Streda/SVK) y Roberto Chen (Arabe Unido), Gabriel Gomez (Atletico Bucaramanga/COL), Anibal Godoy (San Jose
Earthquakes), Alberto Quintero (Universitario/PER), Armando Cooper (Toronto FC), Valentin Pimentel (Plaza Amador), Edgar Yoel Barcenas (Cafetaleros de Tapachula/MEX). Jose Gonzalez (Arabe Unido/PAN),
Ricardo Buitrago (Juan Aurich/PER). Forwards:
Blas Perez (Municipal/GUA), Gabriel Torres (Lausanne Sport/SUI), Luis Tejada (Universitario/PER), Abdiel Arroyo (Danubio/URU), Roberto Nurse
(Mineros de Zacatecas/MEX).