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 32)
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 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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