Jicaral

Club Name: Asociación Deportiva y Recreativa Jicaral

Stadium: Estadio Jicaraleña

Nickname(s): El Huracan

Manager: Mauricio Montero

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. If needed, he can play in midfield, but is more of service anchoring the backline.

Chevone Marsh

Chevone Marsh has proven to be an impact player from the word “jump.” He is a dynamic playmaking winger who can also deploy in central areas. His ability to strike the ball from distance, win 1v1 duels and create makes him the most potent attacker on Jicaral’s roster.

Squad Overview

#Player NamePositionPlaying Style
Johnny AlvarezGKN/A
Bryan CorderoGKN/A
22Alejandro GomezGKShot Stopper
16Esteban CanoRBDefending Fullback
Edder NelsonRBBalanced
2Miguel VelasquezRBAttacking Fullback
21Francisco FloresLBBalanced
14Jorge GutierrezLBAttacking Fullback
Brayan MarinLBN/A
34Leonel PeraltaLBAttacking Fullback
5Kevin FajardoCBBalanced
6William FernandezCBSweeper
Jose GarroCBStopper
4Jason PrendasCBStopper
15Luis Carlos FallasDMDestroyer
15Kevin PatiñoDMDestroyer
20Jose TelloDMDestroyer
8Walter ChevezCMCreative Playmaker
Miguel TerceroCMN/A
18Byron GutierrezRMWide Midfielder
25Chevone MarshWingerPlaymaking Winger
27Habraham GonzalezWingerPlaymaking Winger
29Jon CarlsonN/AN/A
19Jairo Arrieta9Mobile Striker
7Kenny Cunningham9Target Man