Source: Najar called up but not joining Honduras for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Source: Najar called up but not joining Honduras for CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Source: Najar called up but not joining Honduras for CONCACAF Gold Cup

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Andy Najar will play for Honduras someday. It just doesn't appear that day will be during this summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Sources tell SBI that Najar was originally called up by Honduras manager Luis Fernando Suarez for the Gold Cup, but the 18-year-old midfielder will not be joining his country for the tournament. The reason for him not playing is unclear.

Reports out of Honduras suggest that there's a conflict between the Honduran federation and Najar's club team, D.C. United.

According to those reports, Honduras wants to have Najar for its pre-Gold Cup friendly against El Salvador on May 29 in Houston, but D.C. won't release him that early. Since that friendly is not being played on a FIFA date, D.C. isn't required to release Najar. The club happens to have a league match against Portland that day.

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