PANAMA CITY, Panama – Pressed for a positive result against Mexico’s national soccer team on October 10 at the Azteca Stadium, the coach of the Panamanian team – the Argentinean Américo Gallego – decided to reinforce his squad with eight players who were not called up for the last two fixtures against Aruba in September for the Concacaf Nations League.
Panama won and lost a game against Bermuda for Group B of the Nation’s League A, which has put the Panamanian national soccer team in a must-win situation against Mexico.
Among the new players summoned by Gallego are the 2018 Russia World Cup veterans; defender Román Torres, striker Abdiel Arroyo and midfielder Aníbal Godoy.
Additionally, Gallego will be looking to strengthen the squad with players like Azmahar Ariano, Ángel Orelién, Andrés Andrade, César Blackman and Jorlián Sánchez who were not part of the roster against Bermuda.
Another important member joining the squad will be goalkeeper Luis Mejía – Nacional de Uruguay – who was left off the list against Bermuda due to an injury.
Panama’s national soccer team will travel on Sunday, October 6 to Bradenton, Florida, United States, where they will train until October 13 – to then travel to Mexico City, where they will face Mexico on the 15th.