Costa Rica U20s leave for El Salvador
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Esteban Marin (white jersey) is on Costa Rica's roster for the Central American under-20 qualifying competition that will send teams to the next CONCACAF Under-20 Championship. (Photo: Mexsport)

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The Costa Rica under-20 national team traveled to El Salvador on Tuesday in advance of the Central American qualifying tournament for the next CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.

Head coach Ronald Mora and a squad of 18 players will be looking to secure a place at the Confederation event, which will determine qualifiers for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

After appearing in three straight World Cups and finishing fourth in the 2009 edition, the Ticos did not qualify for Turkey 2013.

Costa Rica’s six-game schedule is as follows:

  • July 17 v Guatemala (San Salvador)
  • July 19 v Honduras (Santa Tecla)
  • July 21 v Panama (San Salvador)
  • July 23 v Nicaragua (Santa Tecla)
  • July 27 v Belize (Santa Tecla)
  • July 29 v El Salvador (San Salvador)

COSTA RICA UNDER-20 NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
(Central American Qualifying: July 17-July 29, 2014)

GOALKEEPERS: Keilor Eduardo Diaz Ruiz (Uruguay), Jorge Eduardo Jara Lemaire (Saprissa)

DEFENDERS: Henry Osvaldo Espinoza Ocampo (Herediano), Esteban Marin Murillo (Alajuelense), Hector Johel Montero Acuña (Saprissa), Youstin Delfin Salas Gomez (Santos), Juan Pablo Vargas Campos (Alajuelense)

MIDFIELDERS: Freddy Antonio Alvarez Rodríguez (Uruguay), Kenneth Josue Cerdas Barrantes (Alajuelense), Randy Yormein Chirino Serrado (San Carlos), Kervin Antonio Kenton Fadel (Rot Weiss Oberhausen/Germany), Randall Enrique Leal Arley (Belen), Yubak Rene Miranda (Saprissa), Víctor Josue Murillo Villegas (Herediano), Dylan Gabriel Tejeda Valverde (Saprissa) 

FORWARDS: Marcelo Acuña Gonzalez (Saprissa), Berny Thomas Burke Montiel (Santos), Alberth Mauricio Villalobos Solis (Alajuelense)

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