Honduras U-20 coach seeks Najar call-up

Honduras U-20 coach seeks Najar call-up

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Honduras U-20 coach seeks Najar call-up


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The Honduran national team is trying to do everything it can to make sure that it doesn't lose teen phenom Andy Najar.

In a Honduran publication, U-20 head coach Javier Padilla announced that he will tryand bring Najar into the Honduras set up for the U-20 World Cup. Padilla also stated that he did not know of any other nations inquiring about the national eligibility of the 17-year old midfielder. The Catrachos begin the drive for the tournament qualification in December.

This is the second public statement by a Honduran coach about Najar in less than a week. Honduran head coach Juan De Dios Castillo announced last week during a press conference for the Catrachos match against El Salvador that the D.C. United midfielder is being watched for the next World Cup Cycle. Castillo later elaborated that he expected to call Najar in shortly. 

The 17-year-old has repeatedly stated that he was focusing on his club career with D.C. United and that his national team choice would be decided in the future. A green card holder who could potentially become an American citizen in three years, Najar could wind up holding off a national team decision for some time.

Think Najar will choose Honduras? Hope that if he joins the U-20 team that he reneges, ala Subotic? Should he wait for U.S. Citizenship?

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