Gomez eager to get started with CD FAS
Alvaro Gomez (right) on the day of his presentation as a head coach of the FAS CD who will play the 2018 SCL Round of 16 against Costa Rica┬┤s Perez Zeledon (Photo courtesy CD FAS)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Alvaro Gomez is the new man in charge at CD FAS and is eager to get things started with the Salvadoran club both in the 2018 Apertura and the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League.

“I feel happy about this new project and motivated to share my experience in Salvadoran football,” said Gomez in his introductory press conference on Friday.

Gomez arrives to FAS with a track record of success, having managed three different Colombian clubs to titles in Colombia’s Torneo Aguila, which serves as the second division in Colombian football.

“In addition, I’m happy to be at FAS, the biggest club in the country for its history and titles,” added Gomez.

The arrival of Gomez is just the latest chapter in what has already been a busy summer for the Tigres.

The club has been active in the summer transfer window, previously adding Panamanian FW Armando Polo and now a second player, Salvadoran DF Ibsen Castro, who had previous spells with Sonsonate, Aguila and Atletico Marte.

Castro hopes to make a difference with his new club on the domestic and international fronts.

“I know that I have to win with work and effort and the support of the fans and that will be my mindset,” said Castro in Friday’s press conference.

“Like Coach Alvaro said, this club is big and I will give my best and I will show that on the field,” added Castro.

FAS kicked off its preseason last Sunday, July 1 ahead of its 2018 Apertura opener on July 27 versus reigning Salvadoran champions Alianza.

Four days later FAS will square off against Costa Rican side Perez Zeledon in the first leg of the 2018 SCL Round of 16, before traveling to Costa Rica for the second leg on August 7.