Hexagonal Countdown: News from the U.S. opposition

Costa Rica: Tico coach Alexandre Guimaraes has called in newcomers Cristian Oviedo, Minor Diaz, Luis Marin and Pablo Chinchilla for the opening camp to prepare for the Honduras opener Feb. 28. Ronald Gomez (OFI Crete, Greece), Reynaldo Parks (UAG, Mexico) and William Sunsing (New England Revs) are the only other foreign-based players called in for the Jan. 31 friendly against America Cali. Guima's squad: Goalies: Alvaro Mesen, Erick Lonnis. Defenders: Luis Marin, Carlos Castro, Pablo Chinchilla, Gilberto Martinez, Jervis Drummond, Harold Wallace, Cristian Oviedo. Midfielders: Jeaustin Campos, Rolando Fonseca, Rodrigo Cordero. Forwards: Michel Myers, Steven Bryce, William Sunsing, Minor Diaz. Injured are Wilmer Lopez and Alexander Castro. Jamaica: The Jamaica Football Federation officials are looking to make peace with English clubs to insure their England-based players will be available for the Hexagonal. Derby County is furious that Daryl Powell and Deon Burton missed the FA Cup game at Blackburn (0-0) for friendlies against Bolivia and Bulgaria. The JFF is continuing is hunt for new Boyz, Division I scoring aces Michael Ricketts (Bolton Wanderers) and Clinton Morrison (Crystal Palace). Mexico: Embattled Mexico coach Enrique Meza is threatening to quit over a report in Los Angeles paper La Opinion that some of his players were out all night the night before their last game in Los Angeles, a 2-0 loss to Argentine Dec. 20. Trinidad & Tobago: Ex-Dallas and Miami striker Mickey Trotman had both goals for the Soca Warriors in a 2-0 win over Grenada, their second win in three days in St. George's.
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