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Hugo Pérez could leave El Salvador to coach an MLS club

El Salvador national team lost to Panama in the last qualifying game of the year and their possibilities to make it to the World Cup are next to none.

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Hugo Pérez could leave El Salvador to coach an MLS club

Hugo Pérez took charge of El Salvador national team at the start of the round-robin tournament in CONCACAF with the hope of securing a ticket to the 2022 World Cup. The road for ‘La Selecta’ has been very complicated and after eight match days they sit in seventh place with six points and they are nine away from fourth-placed Panama.

Hugo Pérez could switch teams

El Salvador has six games left in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers to make a late push to book a ticket, but they need to start winning. They will face the USMNT (27 January), Honduras (30 January), Canada (2 February), Jamaica (24 March), Costa Rica (27 March) and Mexico (30 March).

The schedule is not easy and they have only won one of the eight games they have played so far in the round-robin tournament. Hugo Pérez has done a great job in less than a year managing the El Salvador national team and many clubs in Major League Soccer are aware of his situation if he is unable to take the team to the 2022 World Cup.

According to, Pérez, who played for the USMNT and coached the United States youth national team, is interested in taking a job in Major League Soccer. Currently there are seven teams with an opening ahead of the 2022 season, but there have been no advanced discussions with any club yet, the report adds.


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