Adolfo Machado
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Adolfo Machado
Adolfo Machado
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Personal information
Full name Adolfo Abdiel Machado
Date of birth (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Panama City, Panama
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Central Defender
Club information
Current team
Houston Dynamo
Number 3
Youth career
2004 Alianza
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004-2010 Alianza 90 (6)
2009 -> Marquense (loan) 38 (2)
2010 Marathón 15 (0)
2011-2012 Comunicaciones 24 (0)
2013-2014 San Francisco 0 (0)
2014 -> Saprissa (loan) 41 (1)
2014-2016 Saprissa 89 (1)
2017- Houston Dynamo 33 (0)
National team?
2007-2008 Panama U-23 7 (0)
2008- Panama 65 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:39, 26 October 2017 (UTC).
? National team caps and goals correct as of December 22, 2016

Adolfo Abdiel Machado (born 14 February 1985) is a Panamanian football defender who currently plays for Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo.

Club career

Around July 2008 Machado travelled to Colombia to play with Copa Mustang side Envigado along with U-23 teammate Armando Cooper. However the transfer failed and had to return to Panama to continue with Alianza.[1] On December 2008 he was signed by Guatemalan side Deportivo Marquense. In May 2010 he joined Honduran side Marathón[2] and in December 2010 Machado moved to Guatemalan top club Comunicaciones.[3]

Doping case and suspension

In February 2012, Machado, alongside Comunicaciones teammates Fredy Thompson and Marvin Ceballos, was temporarily suspended from playing by FIFA after a positive test on the banned substance boldenone.[4] A second test done at a laboratory in Canada reconfirmed the positive doping test[5] and he was later suspended for two years, until 24 January 2014.[6]

Before his ban ended, he signed with San Francisco in November 2013 ahead of the 2014 Clausura season[7] but in December 2013, Machado was loaned to Costa Rican giants Saprissa for two seasons with an option to extend[8] and debuted on the first day after his doping ban was lifted.[9]

International career

Machado participated in thI 2008 CONCACAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament with Panama U-23 team been one of the most important players for Panama in the tournament.

He made his debut with the senior team on June 1, 2008 starting in the 1-0 victory over Guatemala. He has, as of 10 June 2015, earned a total of 45 caps, scoring 1 goal.[10] He represented his country in 4 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[11] and played at the 2009, 2011 and 2014 UNCAF Nations Cups as well as at the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[12]

International goals

Scores and results list Panama's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 19 June 2009 Stade Sylvio Cator, Port-au-Prince, Haiti  Haiti 1-1 1-1 Friendly match

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