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Now that the USA-Honduras World Cup Qualifier on Oct. 10 will be played in San Pedro Sula, the Hondurans wasted no time calling up the squad they will use to try and secure their place in the 2010 World Cup.
EPL-based starters Wilson Palacios, Hendry Thomas and Maynor Figueroa lead a loaded squad with plenty of European-based talent, as well as current (Amado Guevar) and former (Ramon Nunez, Carlos Pavon) MLS players.
Here is the group called up for Honduras' upcoming qualifiers vs. the USA and El Salvador on Oct. 14.
GOALKEEPERS: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober, Ricardo Canales
DEFENDERS: Víctor Bernárdez (Anderlecht), Osman Chávez, Maynor Figueroa (Wigan), Boniek García, Emilio Izaguirre, Erick Norales, Carlos Palacios, Mauricio Sabillón.
MIDFIELDERS: Edgard Ãlvarez (Bari), Julio César León (Parma), Ramón Núñez, Amado Guevara (Toronto FC), Wilson Palacios (Tottenham), Hendry Thomas (Wigan), Danilo Turcios, Melvin Valladares.
FORWARDS: Carlos Pavón, Carlo Costly, Walter Martínez, Jerry Palacios y David Suazo (Inter Milan).
Guevara and Turcios, regular starters for Honduras, will miss the USA match due to yellow card suspension.
What do you think of this group? Worried about the U.S. team's chances? Still think the United States can secure qualification for the World Cup in San Pedro Sula?
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