RSL Players Feature in Midweek Matches for Their Countries

Real Salt Lake players featured for their respective national teams across several competitions this week as part of this month’s FIFA international window. Here’s how RSL’s stars fared with their national teams:

Douglas Martinez

Making his senior national team debut for Honduras, Douglas Martinez started and played eight minutes and notched the second goal in the team’s 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday night. Martinez’s strike came in the 90th minute when his one-touch shot crept inside the near post. The match was part of the CONCACAF Nations League tournament where Honduras currently sits atop Group C with 3 points after one match played. Martinez and Honduras will now face Martinque in October 13 at Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Albert Rusnák

Joining Slovakia for its continued efforts to qualify for the 2020 UEFA European Championship, Rusnák started and played the full 90 minutes in Slovakia’s 1-1 draw with Wales on Thursday. The draw keeps Slovakia in second place in Group E of the qualifying tournament with 10 points taken from a possible 18 through six matches played. Slovakia will face Paraguay in a friendly match on October 13 in Slovakia.

Jefferson Savarino

Venezuela faced Bolivia in a friendly match on Thursday, claiming a 4-1 with Savarino starting the match and playing 79 minutes. Savarino and Venezuela will return to action on October 14 when it faces Trinidad and Tobago at Estadio Olimpico de la UCV in Caracas, Venezuela.

Sam Johnson

Johnson captained Liberia against Chad on Wednesday for its Africa Cup of Nations qualification match. Johnson started the match and played the full 90 minutes in the win. Liberia will face Chad again on October 13 at Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya in Chad.

The match schedule for the RSL players is as follows:

Friday, October 11
U.S. vs. Cuba, Washington D.C., 5 p.m. MT, FS1

Sunday, October 13
Slovakia vs. Paraguay, 12:45 p.m. MT, ESPN3
Honduras vs. Martinique, 8 p.m. MT

Monday, October 14
Venezuela vs. Trinidad & Tobago, TBD

Tuesday, October 15
Liberia at Chad, 9 a.m. MT
U.S. at Canada, Toronto, 5:30 p.m. MT, ESPN2

All 10 players are slated to return ahead of RSL’s Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs match against the Portland Timbers on October 19 at Rio Tinto Stadium (8 p.m. MT, ESPNews). Tickets can be purchased at RSL.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.

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