Chavez call-up August

FC Dallas midfielder called into Honduran National Team camp

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas midfielder Marvin Chavez has been called in to represent Honduras in its upcoming friendly against Colombia on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Red Bull Arena at 9:00 p.m. CT.

Chavez flew directly to New York from Seattle following FC Dallas’ 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders in the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night. Chavez will rejoin the team on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Chavez has made 50 appearances for FC Dallas since making his MLS debut on Sept. 12, 2009 in a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center. Along with goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, Chavez is one of only two FC Dallas players to see time in every regular season match this year. Most comfortable as an outside midfielder, Chavez has also spent time at forward this season. He has recorded career highs in both goals (5) and assists (4).

Chavez first emerged as a playmaker for FC Dallas in its run to MLS Cup 2010. The Honduran had a goal and an assist in Dallas’ 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference Final on Nov. 14, 2010. He also assisted on David Ferreira’s goal in the MLS Cup final.