El Salvador tabs 25-man squad for friendlies

Andres Flores (#14) was called up for El Salvador's November friendlies against Panama and Nicaragua. (Photo: Mexsport)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador head coach Albert Roca announced Friday a list of players, who will prepare for friendlies against visiting Panama and host Nicaragua on November 14 and November 18, respectively. 

Of the 25-man squad, 15 are domestic-based, including three from Apertura-leading Isidro Metapan: goalkeeper Henry Hernandez, defender Milton Molina and midfielder Marvin Monterrosa. 

The Salvadorans are coming off losses last month to 2014 FIFA World Cup participants Colombia and Ecuador.  They will be looking for a measure of sporting revenge against Panama, which posted a 1-0 win over the Cuscatlecos in the Central American Cup’s match for third place on September in Los Angeles. 

Nicaragua will be entertaining El Salvador for the first time since 1992. 

The players will convene on Monday at the Albergue del Futbolista.  


(International friendlies: November 14, 2014, home v Panama; November 18, 2014, away v Nicaragua) 

GOALKEEPERS: Derby Carrillo (Santa Tecla), Luis Contreras (FAS), Henry Hernandez (Isidro Metapan) 

DEFENDERS: Ibsen Castro (Aguila), Francisco Garcia (Atletico Marte), Alexander Mendoza (FAS), Milton Molina (Isidro Metapan), Nestor Raul Renderos (FAS), Henry Romero (Aguila), Danny Torres (Alianza)      

MIDFIELDERS: Jaime Alas (FAS), Arturo Alvarez (Videoton/Hungary), Efrain Burgos (Atlanta Silverbacks/USA), Darwin Ceren (Orlando City/USA), Oscar Ceren (Aguila), Andres Flores (New York Cosmos/USA), Gerson Mayen (Santa Tecla), Richard Menjivar (San Antonio Scorpions/USA), Marvin Monterrosa (Isidro Metapan), Kevin Santamaria (Municipal/Guatemala), Alexander Vidal (Herediano/Costa Rica)  

FORWARDS: Nelson Bonilla (Viitorul/Romania), Rafael Burgos (Minnesota United/USA), Pablo Punyed (Stjarnan/Iceland), Irvin Valdez (Juventud Independiente)