While the New England Revolution have clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and are currently in the midst of a 16-day break from matches, a trio of Revolution players will be in action on the international stage this week as Matt Turner (United States), Tajon Buchanan (Canada) and Adam Buksa (Poland) take part in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
As the final round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying continues, Turner and the U.S. Men's National Team will kick off Thursday’s slate with their first game of the October window against Jamaica in Austin, Texas, at 7:30 p.m. ET, with coverage on ESPN2, TUDN and Univision. The U.S. will also play away at Panama on October 10 at 6 p.m. ET on Paramount+, and against Costa Rica in Columbus, Ohio, on October 13 at 7 p.m. ET, with coverage on ESPN2, UniMás and TUDN.
All of Turner's impressive international experience has been in 2021, going 8-0-2 with only three goals conceded this year, while also claiming Best Goalkeeper and Best XI recognition at the Concacaf Gold Cup.
Adding to Thursday’s schedule, Buchanan joins Canada for its upcoming contests featuring an away match at Mexico’s famed Estadio Azteca on Thursday, October 7, at 9:40 p.m. ET to start the action. The Canadian side then hits the road for a trip to Jamaica, kicking off on Sunday, October 10, slated for 6 p.m. ET, and they'll round out the trio of matches with a home meeting with Panama on Wednesday October 13, at 7:30 p.m. ET. All three of these matches will air on Paramount+.
Buchanan has made 12 appearances with the Canadian senior team - all in 2021 - and earned both Best Young Player and Best XI honors at this summer's Concacaf Gold Cup.
Buksa reports to Poland as they have a pair of World Cup Qualifiers, first hosting San Marino on Saturday, October 9, at 2:45 p.m. ET and then visiting Albania on Tuesday, October 12, at 2:45 p.m. ET, with both matches airing on ESPN+.
Buksa made his senior team debut in September 2021, earning two starts and making three total appearances. His four international goals scored over that span surpassed even fellow countryman Robert Lewandowski’s (Bayern Munich) tally during that stretch. Furthermore, Buksa leads all UEFA goal scorers in goals per 90 minutes (1.90), minutes per goal (47) and goal conversion (80%), while ranking tied for best shot accuracy (100%). The forward is the lone player among the top 25 UEFA goal scorers who represents a non-European club.
This round of World Cup Qualifiers concludes for Turner, Buchanan and Buksa by October 13 before the Revolution have their next game on October 16, hosting Chicago Fire FC at Gillette Stadium.