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Chivas USA's Marvin Chavez called-up for Honduras' friendlies against Mexico, USMNT

Chavez is back in the Catrachos' fold.


Chivas USA winger Marvin Chavez has been called up for Honduras October friendly matches against Mexico and the United States.

Chavez was recently left off the Honduras squad for the Copa Centroamericana but has returned to the fold after featuring in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He will be looking to add to his 44 caps and 4 goals for country as his side faces off against Mexico on October 10th in the famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, followed by a match against the United States Men's National Team in Boca Raton, Florida on the 14th.

Los Catrachos will be looking to gain some ground on their CONCACAF rivals as the Honduran team was the only federation member not to make it out of their group (or win a game for that matter) in the World Cup and will be looking to gain some momentum as they look forward to the Gold Cup in 2015. The Hondurans still have to win a playoff against an undetermined Caribbean team to secure entry after not finishing in the top four of the recent Copa Centroamericana, which was certainly a disappointing result.

Chavez will see himself joined by four fellow MLS players called up by Honduras manager Hernan Medford: Houston Dynamo's Boniek Garcia and Luis Garrido, San Jose Earthquakes' Victor Bernandez, and Sporting Kansas City midfielder Jorge Claros.

Chavez is the second CUSA player to receive a call-up for the October dates, joining Erick Torres, who may face his club teammate in the Mexico-Honduras game.

Hopefully the 30-year-old Chavez can force his way into the future of the Honduran national team with some good performances in the friendlies. Congrats!

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