INTERNATIONAL ROUNDUP

Three Red Bull defenders represented their respective countries in International matches recently, as Andrew Boyens (New Zealand), Carlos Johnson (Costa Rica), and Alfredo Pacheco (El Salvador) each added to their international cap totals.

Boyens came on as a substitute in second half stoppage time in the All Whites’ 3-1 friendly win over Jordan in Amman, Jordan on Sept. 9.  Next up for New Zealand is an aggregate series with Bahrain for a spot in the 2010 World Cup.  New Zealand, the Oceania Champions, takes on Bahrain, the fifth place Asian side, on Oct. 10 in Bahrain before playing the decisive home leg on Nov. 14.

Johnson, making his first international appearance since returning from a foot injury, played the full 90 minutes in Costa Rica’s 3-0 loss to Mexico on Sept. 5 at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa in Costa Rica, and was in the 18 but did not play in the Ticos 1-0 loss at El Salvador on Sept. 9.  With two matches left in CONCACAF qualifying, Costa Rica sits in fourth place on 12 points, one point adrift of Honduras, who holds the third and final automatic qualifying spot.  Costa Rica has a home match with Trinidad and Tobago and a road match at the United States still to play.

Pacheco was among the 18 but did not play in El Salvador’s 2-1 loss to the United States on Sept. 5 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah, but came on as a substitute in the 74th minute of El Salvador’s 1-0 home win over Costa Rica at Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador on Sept. 9.  With two matches left in CONCACAF qualifying, El Salvador sits in fifth place on eight points, four points adrift of Costa Rica with a home match with Honduras and road match at Mexico left to play.

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