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LAFC’s Marco Farfan, Tomas Romero on preliminary Olympic qualifying rosters

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Concacaf men’s Olympic qualifying is scheduled to take place next month in Guadalajara, Mexico, and the confederation released preliminary rosters for the countries taking part in the tournament.

Of note, two LAFC players made the cut for their respective countries, goalkeeper Tomas Romero for El Salvador and defender Marco Farfan for the United States.

Both players are newcomers to LAFC, Romero turning pro after his Homegrown rights were traded to the club from the Philadelphia Union, and Farfan was traded from the Portland Timbers, so we’ve yet to see either in the black-and-gold.

Each player has a shot of playing in the Olympic qualifying tournament, if they make the cut for the final rosters of their respective countries. El Salvador is currently holding a U-23 camp but Romero was not invited — that could be due to the pandemic as much as anything else, we’ll have to see. And the United States is hosting a training camp starting next week in Guadalajara. It’s currently unclear if all the players on the preliminary roster who aren’t currently in season with their clubs will be in that camp or not, so stay tuned.

Final 20-man rosters for each of the countries need to be submitted by March 8. We’ll see if Romero and Farfan will be participating, and we’ll keep you posted on the details.

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