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Colorado Rapids' Chavez anxious ahead of World Cup

Colorado Rapids midfielder Marvin Chavez admits he is having some anxiety leading up to this summer's World Cup.

The 30-year old Honduras international has made just two substitute appearances for the Rapids this season and his lack of regular minutes is likely to affect his chances of pushing for Los Catrachos' World Cup squad.

Chavez told Deporte Total USA that he would ponder a move away from Colorado if it were to help him gain playing time but made it clear that he was not actively seeking a Commerce City departure.

"If there are other options, I am open to them," the former FC Dallas and San Jose Earthquakes man told the radio program.

"But I want to respect the club and I plan on respecting my contract, even though I'm not playing. I need to work hard and I need to earn my place back, and that is my focus."

Chavez has played 37 times or Honduras but acknowledges that he first has to force his way into Pablo Mastroeni's Rapids line-up before worrying about making Luis Fernando Suarez's national roster.

"I respect Pablo and all the decisions he makes," he added. "I think it's a tactical thing, but I have to remain calm and professional and keep working."

Honduras, who are getting set to compete at their third World Cup, will take on Switzerland, Ecuador and France in Group E at Brazil 2014.

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