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Espinoza named to Honduras roster for qualifying

U.S. expected to announce roster Wednesday

Honduras v Ecuador: Group E - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Roger Espinoza called up for qualifying
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Sporting Kansas City’s Roger Espinoza was named to the Honduras Men's National Team yesterday for FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Honduras will travel to face the United States on March 24th before returning home to face Costa Rica on March 28th.

After Sporting Kansas City’s match with San Jose on Saturday, Espinoza will join Honduras to prepare for their matches.

Honduras is in fourth in the Hexagonal for CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The first three finishers automatically advance to the World Cup. The fourth-place finisher faces an Asian federation team in a two-legged playoff in November.

Former Sporting Kansas City players Jorge Claros and Ever Alvarado were also called up.

Bruce Arena is expected to announce the United States roster Wednesday.

Honduras Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Donis Escober (Olimpia; Honduras), Luis Lopez (Real Espana; Honduras), Ricardo Canales (Vida; Honduras)

DEFENDERS (8): Brayan Beckeles (Necaxa; Mexico), Henry Figueroa (Motagua; Honduras), Maynor Figueroa (FC Dallas; MLS), Felix Crisianto (Motagua; Honduras), Allans Vargas (Real Espana; Honduras), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic; Scotland), Ever Alvarado (Olimpia; Honduras), Cesar Oseguera (Real Espana; Honduras)

MIDFIELDERS (10): Jorge Claros (Real Espana; Honduras), Oliver Morazan (Juticalpa FC; Honduras), Brayan Acosta (Real Espana; Honduras), Roger Espinoza (Sporting KC; MLS), Erick Andino (Motagua; Honduras), Mario Martinez (Enppi; Egypt), Carlos Disuca (Motagua; Honduras), Andy Najar (Anderlecht; Belgium), Boniek Garcia (Houston Dynamo; MLS), Romell Quioto (Houston Dynamo; MLS)

FORWARDS (5): Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo; MLS), Anthony Lozano (Tenerife; Spain), Eddie Hernandez (Tolima; Colombia), Rubilio Castillo (Motagua; Honduras), Michael Chirinos (Olimpia; Honduras)