Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2021. 6:33 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Verdes this week welcomed five more foreign players as they prepare to compete in the Scotiabank Concacaf League.
Verdes will be playing home and away games against Costa Rican club Santos de Guápiles. The first match is set for the FFB Field in Belmopan on Thursday, August 5.
There is no official word yet if the Government will allow contact sports next month, but Verdes are going ahead with their plan for the Concacaf participation.
Recently they signed Spanish coach David Pérez Sr. who’s said in an international article that Verdes players are good technically but lack depth tactically.
A month ago when Concacaf announced the tournament schedule, Verdes welcomed back Mexican midfielder Edwin Villeda Bernal.
On Monday, Verdes announced five more foreign players, namely Mexicans Ronaldo Herrera (forward), Christian Sánchez (defender) and Jorge Sánchez (defender), Paraguayan forward Junior Vargas and Colombian midfielder Camilo Márquez Fajardo.
The arrival of so many foreign players means that quite a number of the Belizean players will have to warm the bench.
The return leg against Santos is to be played in Costa Rica on Wednesday, August 18.
2021 Scotiabank Concacaf League Preliminary Round
First leg matches
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
20:00 FC Santa Lucia (GUA) vs Metropolitan FA (PUR)
22:00 Diriangen FC (NCA) vs CD Marathon (HON)
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
20:00 Forge FC (CAN) vs CD FAS (SLV)
Thursday, August 5, 2021
18:00 Verdes FC (BLZ) vs Santos de Guapiles (CRC)
20:00 AS Samaritaine (MTQ) vs CD Universitario (PAN)
22:00 Comunicaciones FC (GUA) vs 11 Deportivo FC (SLV)
Second leg matches
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
20:00 Metropolitan FA (PUR) vs FC Santa Lucia (GUA)
22:00 CD FAS (SLV) vs Forge FC (CAN)
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
20:00 Santos de Guapiles (CRC) vs Verdes FC (BLZ)
22:00 CD Marathon (HON) vs Diriangen FC (NCA)
Thursday, August 19, 2021
20:00 CD Universitario (PAN) vs AS Samaritaine (MTQ)
22:00 11 Deportivo FC (SLV) vs Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
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