By CAITLIN MURRAY
When Honduras faces the U.S. Men’s National Team in October, there will be some familiar faces for Major League Soccer fans.
Five MLS players were named Tuesday to Honduras’ roster ahead of a pair of October friendlies, including one against the USMNT on Oct. 14 in Boca Raton, Florida.
The roster includes Sporting Kansas City midfielder Jorge Claros, San Jose Earthquakes’ defender Víctor Bernárdez Houston Dynamo midfielders Luis Garrido and Boniek Garcia, as well as Chivas USA midfielder Marvin Chavez. Also making the cut was midfielder Andy Najar, a Homegrown Player through D.C. United, who joined Anderlecht in Belgium last year 2013.
The roster includes 10 players who were part of the team that finished fifth in the Central American Cup in early September.
Players will convene at the Honduras training camp next week to prepare for the USMNT match and one on Oct. 10 against El Tri in Mexico City.
Here is the Honduras 20-player roster for the upcoming October friendlies:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Donis Escober (Olimpia), Kevin Hernandez (Real Espana)
DEFENDERS (7): Henry Figueroa (Motagua), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City), Víctor Bernárdez (San Jose Earthquakes), Wilfredo Barahona (Real Espana), Javier Portillo (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), Wilmer Crisanto (Motagua)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Juan Jose Rodríguez (Parrillas One), Boniek García (Houston Dynamo), Andy Najar (Anderlecht), Mario Martínez (Barcelona, Ecuador), Marvin Chavez (Chivas USA), Luis Garrido (Houston Dynamo), Jorge Claros (Sporting Kansas City), Edder Delgado (Real Espana)
FORWARDS (3): Roger Rojas (Al-Ettifaq), Alberth Elis (Olimpia), Romell Quioto (Olimpia)
What do you think of this roster? Are you looking forward to seeing this squad face the USMNT? Have these MLS players been showing well for their club teams?
Share your thoughts below.