Panama names roster for Mexico friendly

Roman Torres (white jersey) was called up for Panama's October 12, 2014, friendly against host Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panama head coach Hernan Dario Gomez revealed Saturday his roster for an international friendly at Mexico on October 12 in Querétaro.

The match is the Canaleros’ first since their third-place finish in the recently completed Central American Cup, which earned them a place in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Among the 20 players, five ply their trade domestically.  All others are based with clubs in the Americas, with the exception of two: defender Luis Henríquez (Lech Poznan/Poland) and Aníbal Godoy (Honved/Hungary).

Forward Blas Perez and defender Roman Torres, each of whom tallied two goals in the Central American Cup, were also called up.

PANAMA ROSTER
(International friendly: October 12, 2014, at Mexico)

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

DEFENDERS: Harold Cummings (Juan Aurich/Peru), Eric Davis (Sporting San Miguelito), Luis Henríquez (Lech Poznan/Poland); Roderick Miller (Mérida/Mexico), Leonel Parris (Uniautónoma/Colombia), Román Torres (Millonarios/Colombia)

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

FORWARDS: Roberto Nurse (Correcaminos UAT/Mexico), Blas Pérez (FC Dallas/USA), Darwin Pinzón (Sporting San Miguelito/Panama), Alfredo Stephens (Chorrillo FC/Panama)