El Salvador national under-23 football team

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El Salvador Under 23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Federación Salvadoreña
de Fútbol
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach Juan Ramón Sánchez
FIFA code SLV
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Second colours

The El Salvador U-23 men's national football team is the national under-23 football team of El Salvador and is controlled by the Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol. Its primary role is qualification into the Olympic Football Tournament, the next of which is to be held during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Olympic's History[edit]

At the 1968 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador passed the first round with an aggregated score of 5–1 against Cuba. For the final round, the national team finished with an aggregate score of 4–1 against Trinidad and Tobago — three of them were scored by Juan Ramón Martínez.[1]

In the 1972 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador was so close to getting their second participation at the Olympics. In the first round, the national team got an aggregate score of 2–2 against the United States and an aggregate score of 7–2 against Barbados. The group was tied between El Salvador and the United States, so they had to play in a neutral setting. In regulatory time, the two teams were tied at 0–0. At the end of extra time, the game was tied 1–1 with a goal from Victor Manuel Valencia (112'). The United States advanced after a crucial victory of 6–5 in a penalty shootout. The team was coached by Conrado Miranda.[1]

At the 1976 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador, at home, surpassed with an aggregate score of 6–1 the preliminary round. In the first round of series B, El Salvador lost with an aggregate score of 1–3 with only goal from Luis Ramírez Zapata.[1]

In the 1980 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador lost in an aggregate score of 1–2 (0–2,1–0) against Guatemala. The only goal was scored by Alex Cordero. Coached by Raúl Magaña, they did not participate for that Olympics.[1]

In the 1984 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador lost in an aggregate score of 0–6 (0–2,0–4) against Guatemala. Coached by Contreras Palma, they did not participate for that Olympics.[1]

In the 1988 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament, El Salvador won in an aggregate score of 4–3 (1–1,3–2) against Panama. They did not participate for that Olympics.[1]

The El Salvador U-23 national football team has failed to qualify for the Olympics Games since it became a specifically under-23 competition during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

Previously El Salvador had only once participated at the Olympic Games. They achieved this in their first attempt in 1967 when they qualified to the 1968 Summer Olympics. This qualification was achieved after defeating both Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago in the qualifiers.

Tournament records[edit]

Olympic Record[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

2012 Fixtures and Result season.

Date: Location: Opponent: Score* Competition: El Salvador scorers:
February 22, 2012 San Salvador, El Salvador Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 2–1 F Isidro Gutiérrez Goal 22', Irvin Valdez Goal 84'
March 1, 2012 Santa Tecla, El Salvador El Salvador Santa Tecla 0–0 UF
March 11, 2012 Germantown, United States United States Maryland Terrapins 3–1 F Alexander Larín Goal 16', Jaime Alas Goal 24', Dustin Corea Goal 53'
March 17, 2012 Houston, United States Honduras Honduras 0–2 F
March 22, 2012 Nashville, United States Canada Canada 0–0 OQ-GS
March 24, 2012 Nashville, United States Cuba Cuba 4–0 OQ-GS Léster Blanco Goal 3' Andrés Flores Goal 52'79' Richard Menjivar Goal 67'
March 26, 2012 Nashville, United States United States United States 3–3 OQ-GS Léster Blanco Goal 35' Andrés Flores Goal 36' Jaime Alas Goal 90+4'
March 31, 2012 Kansas City, United States Honduras Honduras 2–3(a.e.t.) OQ-SF Milton Molina Goal 77' Edwin Sanchez Goal 106'

Key

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18-man squad was called up to play UNCAF Pre-Olympic Qualifaiers

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Adolfo Menéndez, Jr. (1993-07-03) July 3, 1993 (age 22) El Salvador FAS
2 2DF Roberto Dominguez (1997-05-09) 9 May 1997 (age 18) El Salvador Juventud Independiente
3 2DF Santos Ortiz (1994-01-22) January 22, 1994 (age 21) El Salvador Águila
4 2DF Andres Flores Jaco (1995-01-20) 20 January 1995 (age 20) El Salvador Alianza
5 2DF Giovanni Zavaleta (1994-09-27) September 27, 1994 (age 20) El Salvador Santa Tecla
6 3MF Narciso Orrellana El Salvador Isidro Metapan
7 3MF Jairo Henríquez (1993-08-31) 31 August 1993 (age 21) El Salvador FAS
8 3MF Moisés Mejía El Salvador FAS
9 4FW José Peña (1994-12-10) December 10, 1994 (age 20) El Salvador FAS
10 3MF Edson Cardona United States Santa Clara Broncos
11 4FW Alexander Castro Suazo El Salvador FAS
12 3MF Kevin Sagastizado El Salvador Pasaquina
13 2DF Miguel Lemus (1993-10-26) October 26, 1993 (age 21) El Salvador FAS
14 4FW Rommel Mejía (1994-02-04) February 4, 1994 (age 21) El Salvador Águila
15 2DF Edson Meléndez El Salvador Alianza
16 3MF Isaac Portillo El Salvador Alianza
17 4FW Roberto González (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 22) El Salvador UES
18 1GK Josué Coreas El Salvador Águila

Recent callups[edit]

The following 23-man squad have been called up to training camps.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
2DF Bryan Tamacas (1994-02-21) February 21, 1994 (age 21) El Salvador Santa Tecla
2DF Juan Barahona (1996-02-12) February 12, 1996 (age 19) El Salvador Santa Tecla
2DF Edwin Cuellar (1995-06-17) June 17, 1995 (age 20) El Salvador Santa Tecla
1GK Nicolas Pacheco (1995-04-07) April 7, 1995 (age 20) El Salvador FAS
3MF Jose Villavicencio (1995-01-24) 24 January 1995 (age 20) El Salvador FAS
4FW William Canales (1995-02-18)18 February 1995 (aged 19) El Salvador Atlético Marte
3MF Josue Hernandez (1996-06-02) 2 June 1996 (age 19) El Salvador Atlético Marte
3MF Eduardo Merino (1995-12-21) 21 December 1995 (age 19) El Salvador Atlético Marte
3MF Diego Coca (1994-08-26) August 26, 1994 (age 20) El Salvador Aguila
1GK Rolando Morales (1994-03-01) March 1, 1994 (age 21) El Salvador Alianza
2DF Oliver Ayala (1994-01-04) January 4, 1994 (age 21) El Salvador Alianza
3MF Bryan Landaverde (1995-05-27) May 27, 1995 (age 20) El Salvador UES
Christian Rivera El Salvador UES
2DF Roberto Fuentes El Salvador Juventud Independiente
Milton Hernandez El Salvador Isidro Metapán
3MF Julio Amaya (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 20) El Salvador Marte Soyapango
2DF Cesar Flores (1995-03-17) 17 March 1995 (age 20) El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo
4FW Bryan Perez El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo
2DF Nelson Moreno (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 18) El Salvador Ciclón del Golfo

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

Head Coach El Salvador Juan Ramón Sánchez
Physical Coach El Salvador Ricardo Mariona
Goal Keeper Coach El Salvador Carlos Cañada

Former squads[edit]

Record versus other nations[edit]

Records for competitive matches only from 1991. As of 03-31-12

Nat P W D L GF GA
 Belize 2 2 0 0 5 0
 Canada 6 2 1 3 6 10
 Costa Rica 3 0 0 3 3 9
 Cuba 1 1 0 0 4 0
 Guatemala 5 3 1 1 6 5
 Honduras 4 0 1 3 3 11
 Jamaica 1 1 0 0 3 1
 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 3
 Panama 4 1 1 2 5 6
 Trinidad and Tobago 3 1 0 2 3 4
 United States 1 0 1 0 3 3

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Olympic tournaments". Elbaloncuscatleco.com. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 

See also[edit]