Andy Najar Set To Recieve Call Up To Honduras U20 Squad

Honduras Under-20 coach Javier Padilla is expected to travel to the United States to discuss the possibility of Andy Najar playing for the squad.
Honduras Under-20 national team coach Javier Padilla is expected to travel to the United States in the coming days to discuss the possibility of D.C. United midfielder Andy Najar being called up to the squad.

"I think they will call him up," the tactician told Honduran newspaper El Heraldo. "I will travel there in the coming days to talk with him in Washington, and see if he will join us.

"I have a hunch he will accept on this occasion. He is being encouraged to join us."

The right winger burst into the scene as a Home Grown Player for D.C. The 17-year-old scored a team-high five goals and chipped in an assist in 2010, earning Rookie of the Year honors for MLS.

Najar has a Green Card, but would not be eligible for the U.S. citizenship (and national team) until 2013 at the earliest.

"In addition, it is already clear that he cannot play for the United States national team until 2013," Padilla pointed out. "I do not want him to wait for so long to be in our national team.

"I hope things go well."

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