Thursday, February 16, 2012

More Sporting International News

To go along with Teal Bunbury's call up to the US U23 team two more Sporting KC players have/had national team duties to attend to. Today, Honduras named their roster for their upcoming friendly against Ecuador. The game will take place on February 29th, the same date that the US national team is set to take on Italy in Italy. Espinoza is the lone MLS representative in the team. Missing out on the game is former Houston Dynamo forward, Carlo Costly. The man who was one time linked with a move to KC, and who scored the clinching goal against KC in the playoffs, will miss out on the game because he's not playing regularly, instead he was in Miami playing against retired "fat" players as Honduras coach termed it (not related to Espinoza at all, but found it hilarious that the coach said this).

In other news for internationals playing with Sporting KC, Daneil Cyrus is in camp with the Trinidad and Tobago U23 team as they too prepare for the Olympics. Today they played the Guyana national team. Cyrus started for the T&T U23 team as they took care of Guyana 3-1. The team is preparing for their qualifying group that will contain favorites Mexico out in LA. Cyrus, who is still on KC's roster, has not been a part of preseason, instead being granted leave for "personal reasons". With Cyprian Hedrick signing (per a Tweet from Dom Dwyer, since deleted) and Stefan Antonijevic still hanging around, you have to wonder about Cyrus' future with Kansas City after he appeared in 2 games last season playing just over 100 minutes before breaking a bone in his foot in a reserve game.

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