With a shakeup to the U.S. roster after its 2-0 win over Cuba, New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo will now have an opportunity to impress coach Jurgen Klinsmann in the team’s final friendly of the international break vs. New Zealand at RFK Stadium on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN, UniMás). Agudelo earns his first call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team in 16 months thanks in large part to a three-goal, three-assist performance in his previous five MLS matches, which has kept the Revs’ playoff hopes alive (East #7, 39 points). Joining Agudelo as new additions are four other MLS standouts: FC Dallas midfielder and Homegrown Player Kellyn Acosta, Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Tim Parker, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler.
MLS players continued to shine elsewhere across the globe, highlighted by Orlando City SC midfielder Kevin Molino’s hat trick in Trinidad and Tobago’s 4-0 victory over the Dominican Republic in 2017 Caribbean Cup qualifiers last week. Seattle Sounders FC midfielder and sparkplug Nicolas Lodeiro scored in Uruguay’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Venezuela, while Toronto FC forward Tosaint Ricketts notched a brace in Canada’s 4-0 win against Mauritania. Canada next faces Morocco in Marrakesh on Tuesday in another international friendly (3 p.m. ET, canadasoccer.com).