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El Salvador sigue enfrentando rivales fuertes, ahora va contra Argentina

El Salvador (en la foto) se enfrentará a Argentina en un amistoso internacional el 28 de marzo de 2015, en Landover, Maryland, EE.UU.. (Foto: Mexsport)

LANDOVER, Maryland - Aunque El Salvador ha enfrentado a muchos equipos  superiores desde la llegada del director Albert Roca, el español dice que su desempeño en el trabajo debe medirse por el progreso contra otros rivales  de la CONCACAF.

Así que ¿por qué entonces están los cuscatlecos preparándose para hacerle frente a otro gigante mundial - como el Sub campeón Mundial de la FIFA Argentina - en lugar de un enemigo potencial en Eliminatoria Copa Mundial?

“Ya hemos jugado contra equipos de la elite mundial”  Roca explicó el viernes través de un traductor. Pero creo que  hemos logrado cosas positivas y hemos sido capaces de crecer a partir de esos juegos”.

Los equipos se enfrentarán el sábado en el FedEx Field, que se encuentra cerca de Washington, DC, en las proximidades de un número considerable de seguidores salvadoreños.

Y hasta ahora, la filosofía de jugar partidos de alto nivel parece estar funcionando. Siguiendo las declaraciones de Roca luego de su  nombramiento en mayo pasado, el El Salvador ha tenido buenos desempeños contra cinco equipos que compitieron en Brasil 2014, incluyendo una victoria sobre Honduras (1-0) y derrotas estrechas contra Costa de Marfil (2-1) y España (2-0) .

Además, Roca guió a El Salvador a un cuarto puesto en la Copa Centroamericana, ganándose un viaje a este año de la Copa Oro de la CONCACAF, donde se enfrentará a Jamaica, Canadá y Costa Rica en el Grupo B.

“Estoy muy contento con lo que he hecho en este año, dijo Roca. Clasificamos al equipo a la Copa de Oro y pase lo que pase el próximo verano,  va a suceder. Pero yo no creo que debemos ser juzgados en base a los resultados obtenidos contra algunos de los equipos nacionales de élite mundial”.

Después del sábado, El Salvador volará a Los Ángeles para hacerle frente a Guatemala en su último partido antes de comenzar Eliminatoria Copa Mundial en junio contra San Cristóbal y Nieves.

 
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