LINDSBORG, Kan. – Swedes men’s soccer player, Lisandro Nunez has been named to the Puerto Rico National Team U-23 squad for the 2019 CONCACAF MEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING.

The 20-member squad heads to the Dominican Republic, for the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying. The Puerto Rico U-23 team opens against Saint Lucia on Wednesday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. before taking on Antigua & Barbuda on Thursday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m. Play concludes for PR Saturday, July 20 against the Dominican Republic. Game kickoff at 4:30 p.m.

PUERTO RICO U-23 MNT ROSTER – 2019 CONCACAF MEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

1- Joel Serrano
2-Ángel Molinari
3- Iván Ramírez
4-Juani O’Neill
5-Rodolfo Sulia
6-Walter Rodríguez
7-Joshua Calderón
8-Luis Cosme
9-Rodrigo Lloveras
10-Nicolas Cardona
11-Daniel Arce
12- Ryan López
13- Kevin Hernández,
14-Gerald Díaz
15-Mark Nieves
16-George Pérez
17-Carlos Matos
18-Lisandro Nuñez Pérez
19-Mateo Perez
20-Ricky Rivera

“I feel honored to be here in the Dominican Republic representing the Island of Puerto Rico while it is going through a difficult time. I would like to thank God for giving me this opportunity,” Nunez stated. “I’d also like to thank my parents for the many years of sacrifice and hard work that have allowed me to be here representing our country. The team is united and eager to leave everything on the pitch for the jersey that we wear. We are focused on playing three good matches against good selections. We hope to come out on top of our group so that we can continue representing our country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.”

2019 CONCACAF MEN’S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 17
Puerto Rico U-23 MNT vs. Saint Lucia – 2:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, July 18
Puerto Rico U-23 MNT vs. Antigua & Barbuda – 4:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, July 20
Puerto Rico U-23 MNT vs. Dominican Republic – 4:30 p.m. ET

“It is a great accomplishment to have one of our players represent their home country. Lisandro has worked very hard in the last two years with us and we know that his hard work has put him in position where he can succeed,” Swedes assistant men’s soccer coach, Aristides Sandoval said. “A regular player for our first team, we know that he will be a great asset for the Puerto Rican team throughout these qualifying stages. We wish him and his team the best of luck throughout the competition.”

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