Roger Espinoza called up for Honduras Olympic squad


He's one of the three overage players for the Honduran U-23 squad in London. While this is obviously amazing for Roger, it sucks eggs for SKC. Soccer By Ives is reporting that Roger's countryman on DC United, Andy Najar, is reporting to the Honduras team on July 2. If that's Roger's reporting date as well, that means we lose him for the following fixtures: July 4 at Montreal July 7 vs Houston July 14 at Columbus July 18 at Houston July 21 vs New England July 28 vs Columbus Plus, if it matters, the friendlies against Montpelier and Stoke City. And if Honduras advances, we lose Roger for games against New England and DC United on August 4 and 11. That's possibly up to 8 competitive fixtures and 2 friendlies without Roger. Oof. So...again, while I'm thrilled for Roger himself, I sure hope Paulo Nagamura heals up by the end of the month, because he's looking at a sudden promotion to the regular Starting XI.

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