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TOROS CALL-UP: Obregon Jr. Named in Honduras U-23 Camp

By Staff, 02/22/20, 10:18AM EST


Will join squad in San Pedro Sula ahead of Olympic Qualifying in Mexico next month

Rio Grande Valley FC forward Juan Carlos Obregón Jr. recorded one goal and one assist in four appearances for the Toros at the end of the 2019 USL Championship season. | Photo courtesy Christian Inoferio / Rio Grande Valley FC

EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley FC forward Juan Carlos Obregón Jr. has been called up to train with the Honduras U-23 National Team in preparation for the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying tournament, scheduled to be held in March in Guadalajara, Mexico. The camp will be held between February 22-24 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The 22-year-old Obregón had previously been called into training camp with the Honduras U-20 National Team, but has not yet made an official appearance for his home country as he looks to earn a spot for the Honduras U-23 squad. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Obregón recorded one goal and one assist for the Toros in four appearances late in the 2019 USL Championship season. 

The 2020 Men’s Olympic Qualifiers will determine the two sides that will compete this summer from the Concacaf region at the 2020 Men’s Olympic Soccer Tournament in Tokyo, Japan. Honduras has reached Olympic play a total of four times, including the most recent edition of the tournament in 2016. The side has been drawn to face Canada, Haiti and El Salvador in the group stage, opening with a contest against Haiti on March 22 at 6 p.m. CT at Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara.

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