Friday, May 22, 2015

Nemeth Called Up by Hungary

Sporting KC is struggling with numbers heading into this weekend's game against the Seattle Sounders in Seattle. In two weeks' time when Seattle comes to KC, Sporting could be struggling with numbers again for another reason. The game falls right at the beginning on the FIFA international window for national team games.
Sporting will already be down Erik Palmer-Brown for the U20 World Cup, but there's the potential for Matt Besler, Roger Espinoza, Soni Mustivar, Graham Zusi (unlikely), and Benny Feilhaber (won't but absolutely should). One new name to add to that list has already been announced. Hungarian coach, Pal Dardai has named his team for a pair of upcoming games. Included in that roster is Sporting KC's leading scorer, Krisztian Nemeth.
Nemeth, whose two goals on Wednesday night gave him five on the season, would miss out on the game against Seattle at Sporting Park on June 6th as Hungary has a friendly the day before in Debrecen against Lithuania. A little over a week later, they have a Euro 2016 qualifier in Helsinki against Finland on the 13th. Currently Hungary sits third in their qualifying group on eight points, four behind Northern Ireland, who sit in a qualification spot and four points clear of fourth place Finland.
Nemeth, who confirmed the call up on his Twitter account, has not appeared for the Hungarian national team in over a year and a half. His last cap came on October 15th of 2013 when Hungary defeated Andorra 2-0 in Budapest. He'd also been part of the Hungarian team that got thrashed by the Netherlands four days earlier 8-1.
It'll be a big blow for KC as Nemeth is playing extremely well for KC right now, but it's good to see him work his way back to the national team.

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