World Cup: Victor Bernardez, Boniek Garcia, Marvin Chavez, Jerry Bengtson make Honduras roster
It's all hands on deck for the Honduran national team.
Luis Fernando Suárez on Monday named 23 players for his camp ahead of next month's at the World Cup, and four MLS-based regulars were included: San Jose defender Víctor Bernárdez, Houston midfielder Boniek García, Colorado winger Marvin Chávez and New England forward Jerry Bengtson.
Suárez's squad will begin gathering in Miami on May 12, where they will hold their pre-World Cup camp. The Colombian head coach will then name seven more players to his camp on May 20.
All three of Honduras' send-off friendlies will be held on American soil. The first two are part of the "Road to Brazil" series: vs. Turkey at Washington's RFK Stadium on May 29 and vs. Israel at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium. Los Catrachos wrap up against England in Miami on June 7 before flying to Brazil.
Honduras were drawn into a challenging Group E that includes Switzerland, France and Ecuador.
FULL HONDURAS WORLD CUP ROSTER
Defenders: Arnold Peralta (Rangers/Scotland), Bryan Beckeles (Olimpia/Honduras), Maynor Figueroa (Hull City/England), Víctor Bernárdez (San Jose Earthquakes), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua/Honduras), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic/Scotland), Osman Chávez (Qingdao Jonoon/China), Juan Carlos García (Wigan/England)
Midfielders: Jorge Claros (Motagua/Honduras), Luis Garrido (Olimpia/Honduras), Boniek García (Houston Dynamo), Andy Najar (Anderlecht/Belgium), Roger Espinoza (Wigan, England), Marvin Chávez (Colorado Rapids), Wilson Palacios (Stoke City/England), Mario Martínez (Real España/Honduras)