The interim coach of Panama's national soccer team, Gary Stempel, cut today the group of 29 to 24 players, to resume training tomorrow with regard to friendly Panama's match, on January 27, against the United States in Glendale, Arizona.
In this cut, the players out of the list are the goalkeeper Jaime De Gracia (for injury), defender Chin Hormechea, midfielders Leslie Heraldez and Justin Simons, and forward Enrico Small.
The Panamanian team paused the training today because the players who did not have the visa to enter the US territory proceeded to carry out the procedure at the US consulate.
The Panamanian cast will travel to the United States on January 24 with a group of 18 players, who will face the first commitment of the year for the Central American country´s selection.
According to the work schedule, this week the training will take place on Tuesday and Thursday at the Costa del Este Sport Center and on Wednesday the Central American Red team will hold a training match against Costa del Este FC, sub-champion of Panamanian soccer, at the Hacienda Country Club in Cerro Azul, on the city's outskirts.
List of players summoned to the friendly match:
Goalkeepers: Marcos Allen (CD Plaza Amador) Eddie Roberts (CAI La Chorrera).
Defenses: Francisco Palacios (San Francisco FC), Ivan Anderson (Tauro FC), Jiovany Ramos (San Francisco FC), Jan Carlos Vargas (Tauro FC), Jose Garibaldi (Dep. Arabe Unido), Guillermo Benitez (CD Plaza Amador) and Kevin Galvan (Sporting SM) Edgar Gondola (Costa del Este FC), and Carlos Rodriguez (Costa del Este FC).
Midfielders: Edson Sams (Costa del Este FC), Marlon Avila (CD Plaza Amador), Luis Cañate (Dep. Árabe Unido), Carlos Harvey (Tauro FC), Ernesto Walker (CD Plaza Amador), Alexander Gonzalez (CD Plaza Amador), Angel Orelien (Sporting SM), Omar Browne (CAI La Chorrera) Adalberto Carrasquilla (Tauro FC), and Rolando Botello (Tauro FC).
Forwards: Ernesto Sinclair (Costa del Este FC) Sergio Moreno (University CD), and Jorge Grant (Dep. Arabe Unido).