The story of Hugo Perez, who was rejected by El Salvador to play the World Cup with the United States
Hugo Perez, a Salvadoran who successfully represented the United States team, even played the FIFA World Cup with stars and stripes; But how did this guy from the capital manage to put on the Team USA jersey and become a standard?
It was always Hugo’s dream to wear the La Selecta shirt and play for Cuscatlán, he even offered to play in the 1982 World Cup in Spain, but, as mentioned in the conversation, he was despised by the technical staff of the then national team.
After the rejection, Hugo was disappointed, but his athletic career continued until the United States Federation contacted him to offer to represent the North American country. The rest is history…
Hugo Perez has had a distinguished career in the United States, Europe, Saudi Arabia and El Salvador. Trained by the legendary Johan Cruyff, he lovingly keeps the only two autographs given to him by other footballers in his career, has coached some of America’s greatest players of the golden generation, and much more.
Find out the most interesting anecdotes in the interview with Hugo Pérez on the ChattingSport Twitch channel, today at 6:00 pm and on the social networks of LA PRENSA GRÁFICA during the week.
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