Arabe Unido has arrived in Frisco ahead of tomorrow's CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal leg one showdown against FC Dallas and head coach Juan Sergio Guzman revealed his 18-man travel roster ahead of the match.
Recent champions of Panama, Arabe Unido come into this match struggling a bit out of the gate in 2017. They are currently 2-4-1 in the Panamanian league on 7 points after seven matches which has them tied for seventh place in the ten-team first division.
Goalkeepers: Miguel Lloyd, Adán Córdoba.
Defenders: Fidel Caesar, Rigoberto Niño, Daniel Ortiz, Roberto Chen, Rolando Algandona.
Midfielders: Amílcar Henríquez, Abdiel Macea, José González, Leslie Heráldez, Alejandro Hincapié, Emanuel Mena, Josimar Gómez.
Forwards: Enrico Small, Renán Addles, Gabriel Pino, Carlos Small
We previewed Arabe Unido here a few days ago, but there are certainly plenty of names to note on this roster.
Goalkeeper Miguel Lloyd brings a wealth of experience into Frisco with over 150 games for Arabe Unido over the last five seasons.
Defender Roberto Chen is perhaps the most recognizable name on Arabe Unido. With 40 Panama national team caps, the enigmatic defender has returned to Panama after stints in Colombia, Spain and Belgium. His name has been linked with MLS plenty of times in the past and we are likely to see him there at some point in his career as the Panamanian is still just 22 years old.
Winger Jose Gonzalez is one of the major players to watch in attack for the Panamanians. 25 years old, Gonzalez has recently broken into the national team picture and scored in both wins against Monterrey in the group stage.
Finally, FC Dallas will have to deal with two players who are Small in name, but not on the pitch. 27-year-old forward Enrico Small is coming off his best year as a pro with 18 goals in 2016 for Arabe Unido who he has over 100 appearances for. His performances earned him his first national team looks this winter.
You'll also want to look out for 21-year-old Carlos Small, another attacker, who has 20 goals in his young career and just earned his first national team appearance after extensive play with the U-20s.