Roger Espinoza was in the twilight of his career as a soccer player and at the age of 36 he became a reference and captain of Sporting Kansas City, without the best season in MLS.
The native of Puerto Cortés, who resigned from the Honduras National Team a few years ago, talked about the new process of Reinaldo Rueda, the coach who called him for the first time in ‘H’ and who brought him in the World Cup in South Africa 2010.
“I’m old. If they need me at the club they will always help me, there are very good players coming out, it’s a very good generation. Thank God we are here always fighting with the team, I feel very happy to be here,” he said to the microphones of Deporte Total USA.
When asked about the hiring of Reinaldo Rueda, he said. “Good. He is a man who knows the country and soccer of Honduras very well. Honduras is doing very well, there is a lot to do and it is something very positive for the youth and the next generation so they can do things very well.
Roger Espinoza also wanted to comment on the inclusion in the coaching staff of two references from the era of Honduran football such as David Suazo and Maynor Figueroa.
“They are the top players who have played abroad, they have a lot of experience, at the national team and club level. Maynor two World Cups, David one, experience will help the young people and from the psychological side it will help the national team,” he explained.
In the end, he was sincere in saying that he was not at the level of selection, but he also did not close the door to a call-up to the Honduras National Team under Colombian rule.
“I have not spoken to Professor Rueda, I think that the players who are there now are the ones who deserve to be there, personally I don’t deserve to be there, I don’t play for my club, I think. that in the role of player it is not my turn.” me now and those who are there are good and those who are good should be called,” he declared.
Roger Espinoza, winner of the World Cup in South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, as well as an Olympian in London 2012, has played 20 of Sporting’s 28 games this season, without registering any goals. In total, the Honduran has 355 MLS titles with the gringo club.