CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters released

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By DAN KARELL

CONCACAF released the full 23-man roster list for all 12 nations participating at this summer’s Gold Cup, with the likes of the English Premier League, German Bundesliga, Spanish La Liga, and French Ligue 1 all represented.

Defending champions Mexico enter the competition with a considerably weaker squad due to sending their A side to the Confederations Cup in Brazil, but they should still challenge for the title. The U.S. has also left off a number of regular internationals, with the hope of bringing in fringe players to see if they can earn a place on next year’s likely World Cup squad.

32 of the players selected in the squads make their home in Major League Soccer’s 19 teams, while an additional four players play their soccer in either USL-Pro, NASL, or in the case of Belize’s Michael Salazar, in NCAA Division 1 soccer for UC-Riverside.

Here’s the full list of the 2013 Gold Cup Rosters:

BELIZE

Goalkeepers:  Frank Lopez (Belize Defense Force), Shane Orio (CD Marathon/HON), Woodrow West (Belmopan Bandits)

Defenders: Dalton Eiley (Placencia Assassins), Ian Gaynair (Belmopan Bandits), Tyrone Pandy (Belize Defense Force), Elroy Smith (Deportes Savio/HON), Harrison Tasher (Belize Defense Force), Ashley Torres (Placencia Assassins), Evral Trapp (Verdes FC), Khalil Velasquez (Belize Defense Force)

Midfielders: Elroy Kuylen (Unattached), Trevor Lennen (Police United), Andres Makin Jr. (Police United), Devon Makin (Police United), Luis Torres (Placencia Assassins), David Trapp (Belmopan Bandits)

Forwards: Lennox Castillo (Police United), Daniel Jimenez (Police United), Evan Mariano (Police United), Deon McCaulay (Belmopan Bandits), Harrison Roches (Belize Defense Force), Michael Salazar (UC Riverside/USA)

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CANADA

Goalkeepers: Milan Borjan (Sivasspor/TUR), Lars Hirschfeld (Valarenga/NOR), Simon Thomas (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Defenders: Nana Attakora-Gyan (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Marcel De Jong (Augsburg/GER), David Edgar (Burnley/ENG), Doneil Henry (Toronto FC), Nikolas Ledgerwood (Hammarby/SWE), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Adam Straith (FC Saarbrucken/GER)

Midfielders: Kevin Aleman (Real Valladolid/SPA), Kyle Bekker (Toronto FC), Julian De Guzman (Jahn Regensburg/GER), Randy Edwini-Bonsu (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER), Will Johnson (Portland Timbers/USA), Issey Nakajima-Farran (Alki/CYP), Jonathan Osorio (Toronto FC), Pedro Pacheco de Melo (Santa Clara/POR), Samuel Piette (Dusseldorf/GER), Russell Teibert (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Forwards: Marcus Haber (Stevenage/ENG), Simeon Jackson (Norwich/ENG), Tosaint Ricketts (Sandnes/NOR)

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COSTA RICA

Goalkeepers: Leonel Moreira (Herediano), Patrick Pemberton (Alajuelense), Luis Torres (Cartagines)

Defenders: Johnny Acosta (Alajuelense), Junior Díaz (Mainz 05/Germany), Oscar Duarte (Club Brugge/Belgium), Giancarlo Gonzalez (Valerenga/Norway), Carlos Johnson (Cartaginss), Juan Diego Madrigal (Saprissa), Christopher Meneses (IFK Norrkoping/Sweden), Roy Miller (New York Red Bulls/USA), Michael Umaña (Saprissa)

Midfielders: Michael Barrantes (Aalesund/Norway), Celso Borges (AIK/Sweden), Mauricio Castillo (Saprissa), Kenny Cunnigham (The Strongest/Bolivia), Oscar Esteban Granados (Herediano), Ariel Rodríguez (Alajuelense), Oswaldo Rodríguez (Santos de Guapiles), Yeltsin Tejeda (Saprissa), Rodney Wallace (Portland Timbers/USA)

Forwards: Jairo Arrieta (Columbus Crew/USA), Yendrick Ruiz (Herediano), Alvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake/USA)

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CUBA

Goalkeepers: Disovelis Alejandro (Pinar Del Rio), Odelin Molina (Villa Clara), Julio Ramos (Las Tunas)

Defenders: Jorge Luis Clavelo (Villa Clara), Yoel Colome (La Habana), Jorge Luis Corrales (Pinar Del Rio), Angel Horta (Camaguey), Yasmani Lopez (Ciego De Avila), Renay Malblanche (Holguin), Jeniel Marquez (Villa Clara), Michel Marquez (Isla de la Juventud), Liban Perez (Camaguey), Alianne Urgelles (Guantanamo)

Midfielders: Dayron Blanco (Las Tunas), Jaine Colome (La Habana), Alberto Gomez (Guantanamo), Ariel Martinez (Sancti Espiritus), Jesus Rodriguez (Ciego de Avila), Miguel Angel Sanchez (Isla de la Juventud)

Forwards: Jose Alfonso (Pinar Del Rio), Armando Coroneaux (Camaguey), Yoandir Puga (Isla de la Juventud), Alexey Zuasnabar (Guantanamo)

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EL SALVADOR

Goalkeepers: Derby Carrillo (Santa Tecla), Dagoberto Portillo (Luis Angel Firpo), Benji Villalobos (Aguila)

Defenders: Dennis Alas (Luis Angel Firpo), Jose Granadino (FAS), Steven Purdy (Chivas USA/USA), Victor Turcios (ROPS/FIN)

Midfielders: Jaime Alas (Rosenborg/NOR), Darwin Bonilla (Aguila), Darwin Ceren (Juventud Independiente), Andres Flores (Isidro Metapan), Josue Flores (Alianza), Alexander Larin (FAS), Gerson Mayen (FAS), Richard Menjivar (Atlanta Silverbacks/USA), Nestor Renderos (FAS), Osael Romero (Alianza), Kevin Santamaria (Santa Tecla)

Forwards: Mark Blanco (Marathon/HON), Rafael Burgos (Kecskemeti/HUN), Dustin Coreas (Skive IK/DEN), Jose Gutierrez (Montagua/HON), Rodolfo Zelaya (Alianza)

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HAITI

Goalkeepers: Ronaldo Elusma (Victory Sportif Club), Jospy Julien (AS Cavaly), Frandy Montrevil (Valencia)

Defenders: Ricardo Ade (Baltimore), Judelin Aveska (Independiente Rivadavia/ARG), Wilde-Donald Guerrier (America Des Cayes), Kim Jaggy (FC Wil/SUI), Mechack Jerome (Sporting Kansas City/USA), Kevin La France (Banik Most/CZE), Jeff Louis (AS Nancy/FRA), Jean Pierre (SM Caen/FRA)

Midfielders: Jean Alcenat (FC Petrolul Ploiesti/ROM), Jean Alexandre (Orlando City/USA), Herold Charles (Tempete), Junior Constant (Racing Club Haitien), Pascal Millien (Sligo Rovers/IRE), Joseph Peterson (Sporting KC/USA), Hadley Yves (Belenenses/POR)

Forwards: Kervens Fils (Le Mans/FRA), Jean Maurice (PSG/FRA), Peguero Jean Phillipe (Don Bosco), Leonel Saint Preux (Felda United/MAS)

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HONDURAS

Goalkeepers: Donis Escober (Olimpia), Kevin Hernandez (Real España), Jose Alberto Mendoza (Marathon)

Defenders: Brayan Antonio Beckeles (Olimpia), Osman Chavez (Wisla Krakow/POL), Juan Carlos Garcia (Olimpia), Johnny Palacios (Olimpia), Orlin Peralta (Montagua), Jose Velasquez (Victoria), Jose Willians (Real Sociedad)

Midfielders: Mario Rene Berrios (Marathon), Marvin Chavez (San Jose Earthquakes/USA), Jorge Claros (Hibernian/SCO), Omar Elvir (Montagua), Luis Fernando (Olimpia), Alexander Lopez (Olimpia), Efrain Lopez (Real Sociedad), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/BEL)

Forwards: Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad), Mario Martinez (Seattle Sounders/USA), Jerry Palacios (LD Alajuelense/CRC), Diego Reyes (Real Sociedad), Roger Rojas (Olimpia)

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MARTINIQUE

Goalkeepers: Loïc Chauvet (Golden Star), Kevin Olimpa (Bordeaux/FRA), Emmanuel Vermignon (Club Colonial)

Defenders: Gregory Arnolin (Sporting Gijon/SPA), Jacky Berdix (CS Case Pilote), Sebastien Cretinoir (Club Colonial), Audrick Linord (Stade Olympique/FRA), Jean Sylvain Sabin (Alcorcon/SPA), William Sery (Raon L’Etape/FRA), Nicolas Zaire (Riviere-Pilote)

Midfielders: Stephane Abaul (Club Franciscain), Lardy Jose Delem (Club Franciscain), Gael Germany (Paris FC/FRA), Daniel Herelle (Club Colonian), Lionel Ravi (Club Franciscain), Fabrice Reuperne (Golden Star), Olivier Thomert (Le Mans/FRA)

Forwards: Yoann Arquin (Notts County/ENG), Mathias Coureur (Golden Lion), Steve Gustan (Club Franciscain), Kevin Parsemain (Riviere-Pilote), Frederic Piquionne (Portland Timbers/USA), Kevin Tresfield (Club Franciscain)

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MEXICO

Goalkeepers: Moises Muñoz (America), Jonathan Orozco (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca)

Defenders: Adrian Aldrete (America), Darvin Chavez (Monterrey), Joel Huiqui (Morelia), Israel Jimenez (Tigres), Miguel Layun (America), Leobardo Lopez (Monterrey), Jair Pereira (Cruz Azul), Juan Carlos Valenzuela (America), Efrain Velarde (Pumas UNAM)

Midfielders: Alejandro Castro (Cruz Azul), Javier Cortes (Pumas UNAM), Jorge Enriquez (Chivas), Luis Montes (Leon), Carlos Peña (Leon), Miguel Ponce (Chivas)

Forwards: Isaac Brizuela (Atlas), Marco Fabian (Chivas), Raul Jimenez (America), Rafael Marquez Lugo (Chivas), Javier Orozco (Cruz Azul)

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PANAMA

Goalkeepers: Luis Mejia (Fenix/URU), Jaime Penedo (Municipal/GUA), Alex Rodriguez (Sporting San Miguelito)

Defenders: Jean Cedeño (Alianza FC), Roberto Chen (San Francisco), Harold Cummings (Deportivo Arabe Unido), Richard Dixon (Sporting San Miguelito), Roderick Miller (San Francisco), Leonel Parris (Tauro FC), Carlos Rodriguez (Chepo FC), Roman Torres (Millonarios/COL)

Midfielders: Eybir Bonaga (San Francisco), Rolando Escobar (Deportivo Anzoategui/VEN), Anibal Godoy (Chepo FC), Gabriel Gomez (Junior Barranquilla/COL), Jairo Jimenez (Chorrillo FC), Juan Perez (Tauro FC), Alberto Quintero (Chorrillo FC), Marcos Sanchez (Tauro FC)

Forwards: Rolando Blackburn (FK Senika/SLO), Blas Perez (FC Dallas/USA), Gabriel Torres (Zamora/VEN), Cecilio Waterman (Fenix/URU)

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Goalkeepers: Cleon John (North East Stars), Marvin Phillip (Central FC), Jan-Michael Williams (St. Ann’s Rangers)

Defenders: Radanfah Abu Bakr (FC Vostok/KAZ), Daniel Cyrus (Western Connection), Aubrey David (Caledonia AIA), Curtis Gonzalez (Defense Force), Justin Hoyte (Middlesbrough/ENG), Joevin Jones (Western Connection), Carlyle Mitchell (FC Edmonton/CAN), Seon Power (Chainat/THA)

Midfielders: Christopher Birchall (Port Vale/ENG), Andre Bouchaud (Notts County/ENG), Kevon Carter (Defense Force), Keon Daniel (Philadelphia Union/USA), Keyon Edwards (Caledonia AIA), Khaleem Hyland (KRC Genk/BEL), Kevin Molino (Orlando City/USA), Denzil Theobald/Defense Force)

Forwards: Jamal Gay (Caledonia AIA), Cornell Glenn (Shillong Lajong/IND), Kenwyne Jones (Stoke City/ENG), Darryl Roberts (Samsunspor/TUR)

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UNITED STATES

Goalkeepers: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire)

Defenders: Corey Ashe (Houston Dynamo), DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla/MEX), Tony Beltran (Real Salt Lake), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana/MEX), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga/SPA), Michael Orozco (Puebla/MEX), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg/GER)

Midfielders: Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborgs/SWE), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana/MEX), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg/NOR), Josh Gatt (Molde/NOR), Stuart Holden (Bolton/ENG), Jose Torres (Tigres/MEX)

Forwards: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Club Tijuana/MEX), John McInerney (Philadelphia Union), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

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44 Responses to CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters released

  1. Beto says:

    Looks like Belize is sending the entire police department here!

  2. Beto says:

    USA, Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, Canada; strongest rosters in that order.

    • Anthony says:

      I would put Mexico above everyone, it’s practically the mexican olympic team mixed with the two Liga MX finalists

      • Mike R says:

        The Olympic team was U23. It is nice to win but really it means nothing.

        It’s like saying Notre Dame is going to beat the Niners cause they won the BCS championship

        • Hush says:

          LOL… I was about to type the same thing, the only difference I was going to use Basketball analogy

        • Anthony says:

          I remember that the USMNT was beaten by a U23 brazilian team last year like 4-1 or something like that, then Mexico beat that same brazilian team in London…

        • Rob Jones says:

          Shut up, USMNT only has Gold Cup titles, can only dream of winning the Gold Medal in men’s football.

      • Mike says:

        You can put MEX above everyone but they won’t win because their fans are disrespectful towards other countries during their national anthems and they are disruptive and childish during games when they don’t score (which is about every game now)

        • Rob Jones says:

          And American fans are the epitome of class? Do I need to remind you of the latest fan brawls at MLS games and the interruption in the moment of silence for the Japan tsunami one time?

          You are a very misguided individual.

    • Maykol says:

      Haha Canada is honestly a joke, wont make even make it out of the group stage. I rank them at the bottom with Cuba, T & T, and belize

  3. Colin in MT says:

    Hey Ives,

    I’d love to see an article on the impact the MLS has had on CONCACAF teams. By my count, there’s over 30 MLS players representing their countries at the Gold Cup (obviously, that isn’t including the Jamaicans who are well represented in MLS.) Seems, MLS has been good for the development of the game for the entire region. I’ve always believed better CONCACAF competition is a good thing for the US.

    • Gary Page says:

      I noticed this when the rosters were posted for WC qualifying. I think MLS is of greater benefit to Central American players than to US.players.

    • petedx says:

      32 MLS players, yet the MLS schedule is going to play on as usual. Is there any major league in any sport where 32 of the (presumably) best players would be in another competition yet league games are still played?

  4. robojohnson says:

    belize has police officers on their team.. nothing will ever beat tahiti’s coconut cleaner though…

  5. Wess says:

    Josh Gatt got injured. He wont be on the squad. Its a shame.

    • bryan says:

      seriously?

    • Hogatroge says:

      How serious was the injury? I see from the match stats that he left in the 41′, but that doesn’t mean the injury is necessarily so severe that he will miss the whole Gold Cup tournament.

      That would be a shame, but I’m also too worried about our outside midfielders:

      Donovan, Bedoya, Corona, Holden, Beasley, Gomez, Castillo and Ashe can all play there.

      • bryan says:

        yeah, there is nothing indicating the severity. still annoying though. but i still say, now that Twente are rumored to be interested in Bedoya, i want him to be able to play.

  6. bryan says:

    i did not expect MARTINIQUE to have players playing where they are. kind of impressive considering everything.

    • Hogatroge says:

      Martinique is part of CONCACAF but not FIFA.

      A lot of French players who have roots on the island but no chance of playing for the senior French team probably jump at the chance to play international soccer.

    • bottlcaps says:

      When Guadeloupe played in the Gold CUP o few years ago, they surprised a lot of teams, but upon closer scrutiny, a lot of their players played in the second and a few in the first division of French football. there are more than a few on the Haiti and Martinique team.

  7. Gary Page says:

    Since I don’t follow Liga MX, don’t know these Mexican players. For the other squads, Honduras looks the most dangerous, better than Costa Rica.

  8. petedx says:

    I want Martinique to win and potentially go to the confederations cup, just to mess with FIFA. I could be wrong but I think they are not allowed to play in FIFA events, only regional ones, as they are not a FIFA member. However, since their warmup game tonight is a friendly against the Timbers U23 team at a local Portland city park, I’m thinking their expectations are not so high.

    • Paul Thomas says:

      The spot would just pass down to the highest-ranking eligible team. It’s the same as would happen if an invited team won the Copa America.

  9. XYZ says:

    I believe all but two of Mexico’s defenders play on the outside, so I see only 2 natural CB’s. That could be a problem, and overall am not too excited looking at the squad. Missing players like Jona Dos Santos and Davila to really make it more exciting.

    • Mike R says:

      Exactly !!!

      Jonathan Dos Santos is a marginal player I believe he is only at Barca because it was his fathers condition for Gio signing

  10. Ryan says:

    What’s the over/under on Cuban defectors?

  11. Rob Jones says:

    Mexico is the favorite to win, no, it’s an obligation for Mexico to win the Gold Cup.