Bengtson, Fagundez called into international duty
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two New England Revolution players – forward Jerry Bengtson and forward Diego Fagundez – will meet up with national teams from their respective countries next week during the FIFA window that runs from Oct. 11 through Oct. 16.
Bengtson has been called up to represent Honduras in the team’s two upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches against Panama on Friday, Oct. 12, in Panama City, and Canada on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Fagundez has been called into training camp by Uruguay’s Under-20 National Team. That squad will train in Montevideo, Uruguay, from Sunday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 12. The squad is coached by Juan Verzeri. Uruguay’s U20s will play a pair of friendlies – on Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 11 – against Chile’s U20 squad during the camp.
Both players will depart to join their respective national teams on Sunday, Oct. 7, following the Revolution’s match at the Philadelphia Union in Chester, Pa., and neither Bengtson or Fagundez will miss a Revs match while away.
Bengtson has earned 24 caps with Honduras, scoring 10 goals, since he entered the national team picture in 2010. His last appearance with the national team came on Tuesday, Sept. 11, when he scored the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 Honduras victory over Cuba at home.