Wigan Athletic Announces Roster for International Friendly at Crew Stadium

Former Ohio State Buckeye Roger Espinoza included in 22-man roster for Wigan

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — FA Cup Champion Wigan Athletic has announced its roster ahead Saturday’s international friendly against the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET / Live stream on TheCrew.com).

Wigan is the holder of England’s most storied trophy, the FA Cup, defeating Manchester City 1-0 at the end of the 2012-13 season. Current players for Wigan include Honduran Roger Espinoza, who played for Sporting Kansas City of MLS and attended The Ohio State University.

BUY TICKETS

Owen Coyle’s side arrives in Columbus Thursday evening and will train in Columbus on Friday. A specific time and location will be determined upon the club’s arrival.

The tilt marks the first-ever meeting between Wigan Athletic and the Columbus Crew, and the Latics are the ninth English opponent to face the Black & Gold. The Crew is 10-4-2 all-time in international exhibitions and 3-3-2 against English opposition.

ROSTER BY POSITION [JERSEY NUMBER]

GOALKEEPERS (3): Mike Pollitt [12], Scott Carson [1], Lee Nicholls [13]

DEFENDERS (5): Stephen Crainey [3], Emmerson Boyce [17], Thomas Rogne [6], James Perch [24], Adam Buxton [43]

MIDFIELDERS (10): James McArthur [16], James McCarthy [4], Callum McManaman [15], Chris McCann [7], Jordi Gomez [14], Roger Espinoza [18], Jean Beausejour [22], Ben Watson [8], Shaun Maloney [10], Fraser Fyvie [20]

FORWARDS (4): Grant Holt [9], Marc Antoine Fortune [32], Nouha Dicko [29], Rakish Bingham [36]