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Liga de las Naciones de CONCACAF un impulso oportuno para Puerto Rico
Jeremy Hall en acción con Sacramento Republic (Foto: USL)
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SACRAMENTO, California - Cuando los tiempos son difíciles, a veces el deporte puede proporcionar un alivio temporal, que es lo que la selección Nacional de Puerto Rico espera hacer por su patria.

Doce meses después de que el huracán María dejó a la isla de Puerto Rico devastado, la selección Nacional puertorriqueña jugará su primer partido en casa desde la tormenta cuando se enfrenten a Martinica este octubre en las eliminatorias para la Liga de Naciones Concacaf 2019-20.

Seguramente será una noche emocionante.

"Va a ser increíble", dijo el defensor de Puerto Rico Jeremy Hall en una entrevista exclusiva con Concacaf.com.

"Poder tener a los aficionados presentes y sentir el amor de todos los puertorriqueños, será bueno tener 90 minutos en los que puedan divertirse y podamos ofrecerles un espectáculo", agregó Hall que tiene cuatro partidos internacionales.

No solo proporcionará una distracción para el pueblo de Puerto Rico, sino que los cuatro partidos contra San Cristóbal y Nieves, Martinica, Belice y Granada se beneficiarán en el futuro del fútbol puertorriqueño.

"Creo que a largo plazo es realmente bueno para nosotros obtener juegos competitivos y de alta calidad. Nunca se sabe quién está mirando. Estos juegos pueden ayudar a los muchachos a jugar en ligas más competitivas e ir en busca de una mayor competencia", dijo el jugador de 29 años que milita para Sacramento Republic.

Lo que es seguro es que serán cuatro partidos muy difíciles.

San Cristóbal y Nieves logró un empate 2-2 contra El Salvador durante las eliminatorias de la Concacaf para el Mundial de Rusia 2018 mientras que Martinica estuvo cerca de alcanzar  los cuartos de final de la Copa Oro CONCACAF 2017, Belice selló un empate 0-0 en la Copa Centroamericana 2017 contra Panamá y Granada llegó a la tercera ronda de las eliminatorias del Mundial 2018, derrotando a Puerto Rico 2-1 en el agregado en la segunda ronda.

No hace falta decir que los cuatro rivales tienen toda la atención de Puerto Rico.

"Serán juegos difíciles. Todos son buenos equipos, pero tenemos buenos jugadores. Haremos nuestro mejor esfuerzo y demostraremos nuestra calidad. Nos motivará participar en el campo", concluyó Hall.

 
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