After the Canadian men’s national team faces Honduras at BC Place on Nov. 13, it will travel to oh-so-friendly Central America for a Nov. 17 date against El Salvador.
And, there’s a chance that midfielder Dustin Corea, who earns his weekly wages as a member of FC Edmonton, will be part of the El Savadoran XI that will face Canada. He got the call to join his national side earlier this week.
Corea will join the El Salvador national side that’s in the midst of turmoil. Complaints about player wages has seen players turn down national-side invites; it’s been called a players’ strike, even though, in terms of being called up to represent one’s country, it’s a stretch to use that term.
Corea, responding via e-mail as he’s en route to join his national side, wouldn’t directly comment on the politics of the El Salvador team.
“I’ve heard of it, but it’s not in my power to speak of this,” he wrote. “I’m more than certain that the team will be united. We have to be in order to succeed in these qualifying games, and I believe we are missing some very good talent but I am sure that the guys that substitute them will be just as hungry and good.”
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