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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

El Salvador Men's National Soccer Team News


September 8, 2015 - Jonathan Barrios scores in win over Curacao
"Jonathan Barrios scored in the ninth minute as El Salvador ended Curacao's Cinderella dreams with a 1-0 victory to go through 2-0 on aggregate." - ESPN

September 4, 2015 - Alexander Larin scores in win over Curacao
"El Salvador edged past Curacao 1-0 in a match that featured seven yellow cards. Alexander Larin settled the score with a left-footed chip over Curacao keeper Eloy Room in the 12th minute." - ESPN

August 31, 2015 - roster named for WCQs against Curacao
  • Goalkeepers: Luis Contreras (FAS), Henry Hernandez (Isidro Metapan) 
  • Defenders: Francisco Jovel Alvarez (Isidro Metapan), Jonathan Barrios (Isidro Metapan), Ibsen Castro (Aguila), Moises Xavier Garcia (FAS), Alexander Larin (FC Juarez/Mexico), Alexander Mendoza (FAS), Henry Romero (Aguila) 
  • Midfielders: Jaime Alas (Municipal/Guatemala), Arturo Alvarez (no club), Darwin Ceren (Orlando City SC/USA), Marlon Cornejo (Santa Tecla), Andres Flores (New York Cosmos/USA), Richard Menjivar (Tampa Bay Rowdies/USA), Pablo Punyed (Stjarnan/Iceland), Narciso Orellana (Isidro Metapan), Raul Renderos (FAS), Herbert Sosa (Alianza) 
  • Forwards: Irvin Herrera (Santa Tecla), Jose Peña (FAS), David Rugamas (Isidro Metapan)
July 11, 2015 - Dustin Corea scores equalizer in draw with Costa Rica
"Substitute Dustin Corea struck deep in stoppage time to give El Salvador (0-2-0, 2 points) a 1-1 draw with Costa Rica (0-2-0, 2 points) in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.... Bryan Ruiz netted his first Gold Cup goal in 10 years to put Costa Rica ahead 1-0 in the 61st minute. The 29-year-old attacker collected a ball lofted into the left side of the box by Alvaro Saborio and headed it forward, before unleashing a left-footed shot that beat goalkeeper Derby Carrillo at the near post from five-yards out.... With time running out, however, El Salvador made another free kick pay off. Arturo Alvarez sent a left-sided delivery towards the top of the six-yard box, where Corea first-timed it with his left foot into the right side of the net." - CONCACAF

June 24, 2015 - Gold Cup roster
  • Goalkeepers: Oscar Arroyo (Alianza); Derby Carrillo (Santa Tecla); Luis Contreras (FAS)
  • Defenders: Moises Xavier Garcia (FAS); Alexander Larin (Herediano/Costa Rica); Alexander Mendoza (FAS); Milton Molina (Isidro Metapan); Henry Romero (Aguila); Danny Torres (Alianza)
  • Midfielders: Jaime Alas (Municipal/Guatemala); Arturo Alvarez (Videoton/Hungary); Darwin Ceren (Orlando City); Dustin Corea (FAS); Andres Flores (New York Cosmos); Jairo Henriquez (FAS); William Maldonado (Santa Tecla); Richard Menjivar (Tampa Bay Rowdies); Narciso Orellana (Isidro Metapan); Pablo Punyed (Stjarnan/Iceland); Raul Renderos (FAS)
  • Forwards: Nelson Bonilla (Viitorul Constanta/Romania); Rafael Burgos (Fredriskstad/Norway); Irvin Herrera (Santa Tecla)
June 16, 2015 - Nelson Bonilla scores brace in win over St. Kitts and Nevis
"With two away goals an a 2-2 aggregate scoreline heading into the match, El Salvador made short work of St. Kitts and Nevis in a 4-1 win that gave them a 6-3 aggregate final for the tie. Darwin Ceren scored in the second minute and teammate Nelson Bonilla added a brace to ensure their team stayed alive in 2018 World Cup qualifying." - ESPN

June 11, 2015 - Nelson Bonilla scores equalizer in draw with St. Kitts and Nevis
"El Salvador earned a 2-2 draw against St. Kitts and Nevis in the first leg of their qualifier, and the two away goals from Irving Herrera and Nelson Bonilla give the visitors a leg up in the return match on June 16. The hosts got goals from Orlando Mitchum and Romaine Sawyers and were close to securing a win before Bonilla's equaliser in the 86th minute." - ESPN

November 18, 2014 - Efrain Burgos & Nelson Bonilla score in win over Nicaragua
"El Salvador today away to beat Nicaragua 2-0 in a friendly match which took advantage of the mistakes of their opponents. El Salvador opened the scoring after 43 minutes through Efrain Burgos, who was unmarked and defined header after receiving a cross from the right side of Arturo Alvarez. The second goal was scored at 80 minutes striker Nelson Bonilla on a solo run in the Nicaraguan goalkeeper Justo Llorente could do nothing." - Mundo Deportivo

November 7, 2014 - roster updates
"Head coach Albert Roca announced Friday a list of players, who will prepare for friendlies against visiting Panama and host Nicaragua on November 14 and November 18, respectively. Of the 25-man squad, 15 are domestic-based, including three from Apertura-leading Isidro Metapan: goalkeeper Henry Hernandez, defender Milton Molina and midfielder Marvin Monterrosa." - CONCACAF

October 4, 2014 - roster updates
"El Salvador head coach Albert Roca unveiled Friday a list of 21 players for international friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador on October 10 and October 14 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, United States. The selection is highlighted by the inclusion of a pair of players named to the recently completed Central American Cup’s Best XI: forward Rafael Burgos and midfielder Alexander Larin.  Burgos joined Raul Diaz Arce as the only Salvadorans to score in three straight editions of the competition." - CONCACAF

September 10, 2014 - Burgos & Alvarez score in win over Belize
"Rafael Burgos and Arturo Alvarez struck for second half goals to lift El Salvador to a 2-0 win over Belize in both teams’ final Group A match in the 2014 Central American Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium on Wednesday.... Burgos put El Salvador in front three minutes into the second half after being freed on goal by Alvarez’s through ball.  The Minnesota United forward took two touches on a long run before beating Woodrow West low and inside the near post from 13 yards. In the 69th minute, Alvarez put the game away when he finished a lengthy, ambitious run with a left-footed blast into the upper left corner of the net to give El Salvador a 2-0 lead." - CONCACAF

September 7, 2014 - Richard Menjivar scores in win over Honduras
"Richard Menjivar struck off a brilliant individual effort midway through the second half as El Salvador earned a 1-0 victory over Honduras in the Central American Cup on Sunday at the Cotton Bowl.... In a spirited encounter, it took an instant of brilliance from Menjivar to settle matters.  The San Antonio Scorpions midfielder dribbled into the right side of the box, drew a defender towards him and cut left.  With the target in sight, he fired a low, left-footed shot from 17-yards out inside the left post beyond diving goalkeeper Kevin Hernandez to give El Salvador a 67th minute lead." - CONCACAF

September 1, 2014 - roster for Central American Cup
  • Goalkeepers: Derby Carrillo (Santa Tecla, SLV); Henry Hernandez (Isidro Metapán, SLV); Elmer Iglesias (Alianza FC, SLV) 
  • Defenders: Moises Xavier Garcia (FAS, SLV); Milton Molina (Isidro Metapán, SLV); Alexander Mendoza (FAS, SLV), Denis Pineda (Tigres, MEX); Ibsen Castro (Aguila, SLV); Juan Barahona (Santa Tecla, SLV) 
  • Midfielders: Nestor Raul Renderos (FAS, SLV); Darwin Ceren (Orlando City, USA); Richard Menjivar (San Antonio Scorpions, USA); Andres Flores (New York Cosmos, USA); Narsiso Orellana (Isidro Metapán, SLV); Alexander Larin (Herediano, CRC); Arturo Alvarez (Videoton, HUN); Marvin Monterrosa (Isidro Metapán, SLV) 
  • Forwards: Kevin Santamaria (Municipal, GUA); Rafael Burgos (Minnesota United, USA); Efrain Burgos (Atlanta Silverbacks, USA); Jonathan Aguilar (FAS, SLV)
August 30, 2014 -Larin & Ceren score in win over Dominican Republic
"El Salvador completed its domestic preparations for the upcoming Central American Cup with a 2-0 win over the Dominican Republic on Saturday at the Estadio Cuscatlan. The Salvadorans, playing their first home match in nearly two years, defeated the Caribbean side for the third time in three all-time meetings.  Alexander Larin struck for the first goal in the 25th minute, receiving a picture-perfect pass from Efrain Burgos behind the defense and finding the back of the net with a left-footed shot. In the 47th minute, Oscar Ceren put away a rebound to complete the scoreline after Jonathan Aguila’s initial attempt bounced off the Dominican goalkeeper." - CONCACAF

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