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:
The U.S. Men’s National Team faced Cuba on Friday, earning an emphatic 7-0 win at Audi Field in Washington D.C. RSL striker Corey Baird was on the bench for the match and did not feature. Next up for Baird and the USMNT is a match against Canada on Tuesday evening in its second CONCACAF Nation’s League match.
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. Honduras then faced Martinique on Monday where it claimed a 1-0 win and Martinez entered as a second half substitute to play the final 11 minutes.
In Venezuela’s second match of the international window, Jefferson Savarino came on as a second half substitute for the final 16 minutes of Venezuela’s 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago.
Rusnák and Slovakia faced Paraguay on Sunday in a friendly match, playing to a 1-1 draw in which Rusnák did not feature.
Johnson again captained Liberia against Chad on Tuesday morning as Liberia fell 5-4 in penalties to Chad after the aggregate series ended at 1-1.
The match schedule for the RSL players is as follows:
Tuesday, October 15
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.