Posted on October 2, 2012
By Kristian R. Dyer
TropiGol.com Contributing Editor
UPPER MONTCLAIR, N.J. — With the international playing date window looming next week, the New York Red Bulls won’t be in action but that doesn’t mean that several of their key players won’t be on the pitch somewhere in the world.
Certainly four and maybe as many as five Red Bulls players will likely be called up by their national teams, with coach Hans Backe telling the media on Tuesday that Bill Gaudette, Joel Lindpere, Tim Cahill and Roy Miller have all been notified by their national teams of a potential call-up.
Lindpere (Estonia), Cahill (Australia) and Miller (Costa Rica) were called up for World Cup qualifying, while Gaudette received the nod from Puerto Rico for an international friendly.
The status of Gaudette, who missed this past weekend with a lower back injury, remains unclear. The goalkeeper might not be 100 percent for club or country and he told the media on Tuesday that the Red Bulls were his immediate priority.
Mexican international Rafa Marquez likely won’t be called away to El Tri for their World Cup qualifying matches in CONCACAF as he tries to return from a strained riht hamstring.
“I don’t think he’ll be picked up,” Backe said.
Photo: Left back Roy Miller has been notified that he could be called up for international duty by Costa Rica. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, Mexico, World Cup Qualifying
Tags: Hans Backe, New York Red Bulls, Rafa Marquez, Roy Miller, World Cup qualifying