Panama’s Michael Amir Murillo could see action against the U.S. in WCQ. (Photo courtesy of the Red Bulls)
Red Bulls defenders Michael Amir Murillo and Fidel Escobar have been recalled by the Panama for its final two World Cup qualifiers next month.
Since Panama will play at the United States Oct. 6 and meet Costa Rica Oct. 10, the two backline players will miss the Red Bulls’ home match against the Vancouver Whitecaps Oct. 7.
The fourth-place U.S. and third-place Panama face a must-win situation at Orlando City Stadium in Orlando City, Fla.
On loan from San Francisco FC, Murillo has appeared in 12 Major League Soccer games.
Escobar, also on loan from San Miguelito, has started three games since joining the club on July 27.
The Panama roster
Goalkeepers: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo
Defenders: Michael Amir Murillo, Adolfo Machado, Felipe Baloy, Roman Torres, Fidel Escobar, Jan Carlos Vargas, Luis Ovalle, Eric Davis
Midfielders: Gabriel Gomez, Anibal Godoy, Armando Cooper, Alberto Quintero, Edgar Yoel Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Jose Gonzalez
Forwards: Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres, Abdiel Arroyo, Roberto Nurse