Club Name: Asociación Deportiva y Recreativa Jicaral

Stadium: Estadio Jicaraleña

Nickname(s): El Huracan

Manager: Martin Arriola

Club Honors

Promotion: 1 (2019)

Style of Play

Jicaral provides zero creativity on the ball. Jicaral provides zero creativity in defense. 

If there was ever a club that optimized the hard-hat, lunch-pail mentality, it’s them. 

Jicaral deploys the most vanilla 5-4-1 imaginable. Like most others, the restraining line drops to the halfway line; however, there are no pressing triggers. The opposition is welcome to penetrate the final third, understanding that breaking the last line of defense won’t be an easy task. Winning the ball cleanly to transition does not take precedence over clearing the lines. 

The counter is more qualitative than quantitative. 

Efficiency is crucial in every aspect of the game; efficient tackles, efficient clearances, efficient finishing. The moments to transform a draw into three points are minimal. Avoiding those individual defensive mistakes allows the threat of the counter to remain prevalent for the full 90 minutes. 

Best XI

Key Players

Kevin Fajardo

Kevin Fajardo isn’t the most physically imposing center back for Jicaral, but he is the most efficient. Fajardo relies on his anticipation and positioning to win the ball. He is so comfortable with the ball at his feet, he can play in midfield if needed.

Chevone Marsh

The loss of Kennedy Rocha to Herediano should’ve been insurmountable for a club like Jicaral. It would’ve been if not for the inclusion of Chevone Marsh this season. The Jamaican winger has proven to be an impact player from the word “jump.”

Frank Zamora

Frank Zamora is a journey-man striker at this point. Jicaral won’t mind, so long as he continues to bring his mercenary productivity in front of goal.

Squad Overview

#Player NamePositionPlaying Style
35Miguel AjuGKN/A
Bryan CorderoGKN/A
22Alejandro GomezGKShot Stopper
16Esteban CanoRBDefending Fullback
2Miguel VelasquezRBAttacking Fullback
21Francisco FloresLBBalanced
14Jorge GutierrezLBAttacking Fullback
34Leonel PeraltaLBAttacking Fullback
5Kevin FajardoCBBalanced
6William FernandezCBSweeper
4Jason PrendasCBStopper
15Luis Carlos FallasDMDestroyer
20Jose TelloDMDestroyer
8Walter ChevezCMCreative Playmaker
10Marvin EsquivelCMDeep-Lying Playmaker
12Jonathan MartinezCMCreative Playmaker
18Byron GutierrezRMWide Midfielder
7Sebastian GonzalezRMWide Midfielder
37Jedwin LesterWingerPlaymaking Winger
25Chevone MarshWingerPlaymaking Winger
27Habraham GonzalezWingerPlaymaking Winger
29Jon CarlsonN/AN/A
9Alejandro Castro9Target Man
11Giovannie Clunie9Target Man
7Kenny Cunningham9Target Man
19Frank Zamora9Target Man