Major League Soccer Player
Kansas City Wizards and Honduras National Menís Team
Roger Espinoza is a professional soccer player, who was named the Kansas City Wizards 2008 Rookie of the Year for the Major League Soccer club. He also plays for the Honduras National Team.
Espinoza moved from his native Honduras to Denver, Colorado when he was 12 years old. He attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado. He started his collegiate experience at Javapai College where he was first team All-Conference and Conference Player of the Year, and runner-up for National Player of the Year. He transferred to Ohio State, where he was named first team All-Conference and was runner-up for the College Cup.
Espinoza was drafted 11th overall in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards. After debuting for the Wizards in April 208, he scored his first professional goal on July 17, 2008 against the Columbus Crew. In addition to his playing with the Wizards, Espinoza was called up for the Honduran national soccer team for the UNCAF Nations Cup 2009 held in Honduras, where they placed third. Honduras qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, returning to global soccer's top table after 28 years away. Their only previous appearance at the finals came in Spain in 1982.
Espinoza is one of one of five children. He loves outdoor activities such as snowboarding and ice fishing. He also enjoys eating, especially his mother's Honduran cuisine.
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