Tuesday, October 11, 2011

International Duty for KC Players

Another day of international duty for Sporting KC players today. Four players had national team duty today, three of them started. The one to not start, didn't even appear for his country, as Teal Bunbury didn't make the bench again for the United States in their 1-0 loss to Ecuador tonight in New York. The United States had some bright moments, Brek Shea and Tim Chandler impressed again, and Oguchi Onyewu appears to be returning to form. Onyewu returning to form is a good thing for the United States as neither Michael Orozco Fiscal or Tim Ream have endeared themselves to the position. Tonight it was Ream's turn as he lost Jaime Ayovi way too easily and the Ecuadorian headed the ball past Tim Howard.

In other friendlies, Roger Espinoza and Honduras faced off against Shavar Thomas and Jamaica today as well in Honduras. Both SKC players started for their respective teams in Honduras' 2-1 win over the Reggae Boyz.

Finally in World Cup qualifiers, Peterson Joseph and Haiti took on Curacao. Haiti fell behind 2-0 at home before coming back to tie 2-2. The draw, combined with Antigua and Barbuda's win over the US Virgin Islands puts Haiti into second place in the group. While the draw hurts their chances it doesn't destroy them, because Haiti's next two games are against Antigua, so Haiti can still get by if they can take care of business vs Antigua.

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