Feb. 21, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- Sophomore midfielder David Caban has found an escape from the Wisconsin winter, playing with the Under-20 Puerto Rico Men's Soccer Team at the CONCACAF Championship in Mexico.
Puerto Rico is looking to qualify for its first World Cup appearance, which is slated for this summer in Turkey, and began the qualifying tournament with a 4-1 loss to Jamaiaca on Tuesday.
Caban started the game against Jamaica at center-mid for Puerto Rico and played in over half of the contest.
"It's always rewarding to see our guys have opportunities to play internationally," Wisconsin men's soccer head coach John Trask said. "David has represented the U.S. at many youth levels before and this is a great experience for him to be part of the Puerto Rico's U-20 team as they look to qualify for the U-20 World Cup."
Up next, Caban and Puerto Rico play Panama on Thursday in the final game of the group stage. The four groups are made up of three teams, with the top two from each group advancing on to the quarterfinals. The four semifinalists will then earn qualification for the U-20 World Cup.