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Whitecaps FC defender Johnny Leverón placed on provisional roster for Honduras World Cup squad

VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC confirmed today that defender Johnny Leverón has been named to the reserve list for Honduras’ provisional roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The Yoro, Honduras-born centre back is one of seven alternate players that could be called in to Honduras’ World Cup roster. He will not join the team unless called up in case of an injury to one of the players named to Honduras' 23-man squad. The deadline for participating countries to name their final 23-man World Cup roster is June 2.

Should he be called up, Honduras has three friendly matches in the United States before heading to Brazil. They will face Turkey in Washington on May 29, before heading to Houston to take on Israel on June 1. Next, Honduras will fly to Miami to face England before heading for Brazil. The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs from June 12 to July 13.

At the international level, Leverón has scored three goals in 22 appearances with the Honduran senior national team, including a championship run in the 2011 Copa Centroamericano. He starred at the youth level, where he captained the U-17 squad and scored three goals at the 2007 Pan American Games. Leverón was also a member of Honduras' U-17 (2007) and U-20 (2009) FIFA World Cup squads and captained the U-23 squad at the 2012 Summer Olympics. 

Since joining Whitecaps FC in February 2012, Leverón has started 20 of his 21 MLS appearances, including three appearances this season. 

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