Chile’s Squadron To Face The Yanks


Chile, with both it’s coaching situation unsettled as well as its roster, brings an exclusively national league collection of players to face Bob Bradley’s crew January 22nd at HDC in Carson, California.

It’s a small squad with only 16 players currently named, with six of those players coming from the famed Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo–which probably has one of the best team emblems you’ve seen (right)–named after a legendary chief of the Mapuche tribe.

Esteban Paredes of Colo-Colo is the key name here for Tim Ream and company to deal with. The 30-year-old striker just missed out on the World Cup roster in 2010 for La Roja, but he’s notched an astounding 35 goals in 52 club games over the past two years. Silky.

Goalkeepers: Paulo Garcés (Universidad Católica), Raúl Olivares (Colo Colo)

Defenders: Eugenio Mena (Universidad de Chile), Sebastián Toro (Colo Colo), Paulo Magalhaes (Colo Colo), José Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Carlos Labrín (Huachipato), Fernando Meneses (Universidad Católica)

Midfielders: Felipe Seymour (Universidad de Chile), Francisco Silva (Universidad Católica), Luis Pedro Figueroa (Unión Española), Felipe Gutiérrez (Universidad Católica), Lucas Domínguez (Audax Italiano)

Forwards: Edson Puch (Universidad de Chile), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Daud Gazale (Colo Colo)

One response to this post.

  1. […] be commandeered by Marcelo Bielsa–who is now back, at least temporarily to take the reins of a team that hardly resembles the one that dazzled in spurts in South […]


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