ORLANDO – June 3, 2015 – Orlando City SC midfielder Darwin Cerén has been called up to the El Salvador National Team to participate in the second CONCACAF Preliminary Round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
The 25-year-old will join the Salvadorian's National Team concentration on June 7 before facing the St. Kitts and Nevis National Team in a home-and-away series. El Salvador will play St. Kitts and Nevis on June 11, at the Warner Park Sporting Coplex in Basseterre.
Subsequently, "La Selecta" will receive St. Kitts and Nevis at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador on June 16. Orlando City's third MLS signing, has started in 11 of the 13 matches disputed by the Lions this season, playing 990 minutes, registering one goal against the 2014 MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy, and earning a spot in the MLS Team of the Week (Week 2).
Having represented the Salvadorian National Team in more than 23 occasions - including numerous matches as captain -Cerén has previously participated in the Gold Cup qualifiers, 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2014 Centro American Cup.
Most recently, the midfielder started for the white and blue in their 0-2 lost against 2014 FIFA World Cup finalist Argentina, on March 28, and during their goalless draw against CONCACAF rivals Guatemala, on March 31.