Panama WCQ Sep 2017

Duo of Red Bulls Defenders Called Up for Panama's World Cup Qualifiers

HARRISON, N.J. (August 18, 2017) - New York Red Bulls defenders Michael Amir Murillo and Fidel Escobar have been called into Panamanian National Team camp ahead of two World Cup Qualifiers, the Panamanian Federation announced.

The two Red Bulls defenders will join Panama following the New York Derby at Red Bull Arena next Friday, August 25. Murillo and Escobar will miss New York’s September 2 match at FC Dallas.

Panama is set to face Mexico on September 1 and Trinidad and Tobago on September 5.

Both saw time for their national team most recently at the Gold Cup.

Murillo, on loan from San Francisco FC, has appeared in ten games, starting eight thus far for New York, tallying one goal.

Escobar, acquired on loan from San Miguelito on July 27 has yet to appear for the first team but started and played the full 90 for New York Red Bulls II this past weekend in Charleston.

The complete list is as follows:


Jaime Penedo (Dimano Bucharest, ROU)

José Calderón (Marathon, HON)


Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo, USA)

Felipe Baloy (CSD Municipal, GUA)

Román Torres (Seattle Sounders, USA)

Luis Ovalle (Deportes Tolima, COL)

Michael Amir Murillo (New York Red Bulls, USA)

Fidel Escobar (New York Red Bulls, USA)

Éric Davis (Dunajská Streda, SVK)

Roberto Chen (United Arab Rep., PAN)


Gabriel Gómez (Atletico Bucaramanga, COL)

Aníbal Godoy (San José Earthquakes, USA)

Alberto Quintero (University, PER)

Armando Cooper (Toronto FC, CAN)

Valentín Pimentel (CD Plaza Amador, PAN)

Edgar Yoel Bárcenas (Coffee Growers of Tapachula, MEX)

José González (Dep. Árabe Unido, PAN)

Ricardo Buitrago (Juan Aurich, PER)


Blas Pérez (CSD Municipal, GUA)

Gabriel Torres (Lausanne Sport, SUI)

Luis Tejada (University, (PER)

Abdiel Arroyo (Danubio FC, URU)

Roberto Nurse (Mineros of Zacatecas, MEX)