Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Espinoza Called Up for Honduras

Sporting KC midfielder, Roger Espinoza looks set to miss the upcoming game against the LA Galaxy over Labor Day weekend. This is because Espinoza has been called up by the Honduran national team for a pair of friendlies against Colombia and Paraguay. Honduras starts this international break with a game in New York at Red Bull Arena against Colombia on the 3rd of September before heading down to Honduras for a friendly against Paraguay on the 6th. That second match is the day after Kansas City is set to take on the LA Galaxy at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in a game that was moved to the weekend due to Farm Aid coming to the stadium.

Sierra Leone hasn't announced their roster yet for their qualifier against Egypt, but I'd expect Kei Kamara to be gone for that game as well. The good news for KC is that Robbie Keane has already been called up for Ireland for their Euro qualifiers, and it seems a good bet to think that Landon Donovan will receive a call up as well. We will find out for sure in the next couple days.

1 comment:

hartley said...

Well, I can understand Kamara going for what is a qualifying match. But I think we need Roger here. I know players want to play for their country, but I would rather see him here for a game that is more important.

Then again, without his play for Honduras during Gold Cup, we might not have tried him in the midfield where he has made a huge difference for us.

Here's hoping we have Rocastle back by then. We need someone with some bite to be Roger's replacement.