FOUR RED BULLS PLAY IN INTERNATIONALS WEDNESDAY

Four Red Bulls players were called up to their respective national team earlier this week: defender Roy Miller, midfielders Rafa Marquez and Dane Richards and goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul.

Miller was called in for Costa Rica’s friendly against Paraguay at Defensores del Chaco in Asunción, Paraguay, which Costa Rica lost 2-0.  The defender started the match at left back and played 87 minutes.  Miller, who has one assist in 15 appearances this season, has earned 15 international caps for his country.

Newcomer Marquez started and played 59 minutes in Mexico’s 1-1 draw with World Cup Champion Spain in Mexico City, Mexico.  Marquez has earned 95 caps, scoring 11 goals, his most recent coming in a 2010 World Cup match against South Africa .

Richards started and scored a goal in 79 minutes of play in Jamaica’s 3-1 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in a friendly in Macoya, Trinidad.  The midfielder’s eight minute half-volley strike put the Reggae Boys ahead in a match dominated by the visitors as the two countries prepare for the Caribbean Championships.  Richards Richards has 17 caps for the Jamaican national team. With New York this season, Richards has tallied one assist in 15 games.

Coundoul earned his third cap for Senegal as they defeated the Cape Verde Islands 1-0, in a friendly in Dakar, Senegal on August 11. Coundoul, who did not start but come on as a sub at halftime, has a 1.17 goals against average and seven shutouts this season for the Red Bulls.

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