Three FC Dallas Players Called into National Team Duty
FC Dallas’ Kellyn Acosta (US), Maynor Figueroa (Honduras) and Paxton Pomykal (US Under-18s) have been called in to represent their respective countries during the FIFA International break running Tuesday, October 2 through Tuesday, October 10.
Acosta and the U.S. (2-3-3, 4th place) are aiming to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in its final two matches. The first is versus Panama (2-2-4, 3rd place), at Orlando City Stadium on Friday, October 6 at 6 p.m. CT. The second match is set for Tuesday, October 10 at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad (1-7-0 6th place) at 7 p.m. CT.
Figueroa and Honduras (2-3-3, 5th place) are also looking to qualify for next year’s World Cup. Los Catrachos travel to Costa Rica (4-1-3, 2nd place) on Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. CT. Honduras hosts Mexico on Tuesday, October 10 at 7 p.m. CT.
The top three teams in the Hexagonal advance to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The fourth place team will advance to an intercontinental playoff with either Syria or Australia in November.
Pomykal joined join the U.S. U-18 squad for an international camp in Marbella, Spain that began yesterday and will continue through October 10. It will be the final camp of the U-18 cycle before the group moves up to the U-20 level in 2018. During camp, the USA will take on Belgium on October 5 and Russia on October 9.