Panama calls in 19 foreign-based players

Luis Tejada (pictured) was among 19 foreign-based players called up by Panama for a pair of November friendlies. (Photo: Mexsport)

PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Head coach Hernan Dario Gomez announced Monday a list of 19 players for Panama’s friendlies against host El Salvador and visiting Canada on November 14 and 18, respectively.

One of the more notable call-ups is César Vallejo striker Luis Tejada, who hasn’t played for the Canaleros since a 4-0 loss at Brazil in June.  The 32-year-old player featured in 14 World Cup qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

Also returning to the fold is Isidro Metapan striker Nicolas Muñoz, who has 12 career goals in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Panama qualified for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup after a third-place finish in September’s Central American Cup.

PANAMA ROSTER (foreign-based players only)
(International friendlies: November 14, 2014, away v El Salvador; November 18, home v Canada)

GOALKEEPERS: Óscar McFarlane (Pérez Zeledón/Costa Rica), José Calderón (Coatepeque/Guatemala)

DEFENDERS: Román Torres (Millonarios/Colombia), Harold Cummings (Juan Aurich/Peru), Adolfo Machado (Saprissa/Costa Rica), Luis Henríquez (Lech Poznan/Poland), Roderick Miller (Mérida/Mexico), Leonel Parris (Uniautónoma/Colombia), Carlos Rodríguez (Fortaleza FC/Colombia)

MIDFIELDERS: Alberto Quintero (Mineros de Zacatecas/Mexico), Aníbal Godoy (Honved/Hungary), Armando Cooper (Godoy Cruz/Argentina), Rolando Escobar (Anzoátegui/Venezuela), Gabriel Gómez (Herediano/Costa Rica), Francisco Narbón (James Madison University/USA)

FORWARDS: Nicolás Muñoz (Isidro Metapán/El Salvador), Roberto Nurse (Correcaminos UAT/Mexico), Luis Tejada (César Vallejo/Peru), Gabriel Torres (Colorado Rapids/USA)