FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution forward Juan Agudelo has been named to the United States Men's National Team's roster for its final 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches against Panama on Friday, Oct. 6 in Orlando, Fla. and at Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Defender Antonio Delamea also returns to World Cup Qualifying action with Slovenia for its pair of matches against England on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Scotland on Sunday, Oct. 8. In addition, defender Je-Vaughn Watson and Homegrown midfielder Zachary Herivaux will join Jamaica and Haiti, respectively, for international friendly matches. Jamaica will face Saudi Arabia on Saturday, Oct. 7, while Haiti will take on Japan on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Agudelo, 24, earns his third national team call up of 2017. The forward made three appearances in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, helping the USMNT win the continental tournament for the first time since 2013. He also participated in this year's January Camp, where he appeared in friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica. The United States enters its final two matches of the qualifying cycle in fourth place on the CONCACAF table with nine points. The Barnegat, N.J., native has 26 career caps and three goals with the United States, and has recorded eight goals in 26 appearances for New England this season.
·USA vs. Panama – Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2, Univision, UDN)
·USA at Trinidad & Tobago – Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET (beIN SPORTS, Universo)
Delamea, 26, owns two career caps with Slovenia, including a 90-minute, clean sheet performance in a World Cup Qualifier vs. Malta on June 10, 2017. The Celje native was also called in for Slovenia's most recent qualifiers in September, but was an unused substitute in both matches. Slovenia currently sits in third place in Group F with 14 points through eight matches. Delamea, the first Slovenian to compete in Major League Soccer, leads all Revolution field players in minutes played in his debut season with the club.
Watson, 33, will travel with Jamaica to King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for its friendly on Oct. 7. The seven-year MLS veteran has been a key figure in Jamaican football in recent years, helping lead the Reggae Boyz to consecutive second-place finishes in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. This year, he scored Jamaica's lone goal in the 2017 Gold Cup title match against the United States. Watson owns 71 caps and four goals in his senior international career.
Herivaux, 21, will join Haiti for its Oct. 10 friendly against Japan at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. The Revolution Homegrown Player made his first and only appearance for the Haiti National Team's senior squad in a friendly against the Argentina Olympic Team on July 24, 2016. Herivaux holds citizenship in both Haiti and Japan, in addition to the United States, as he was born in Osaka, Japan where his father played professionally. Herivaux started two U.S. Open Cup games for the Revolution this season, scoring one goal, and made four additional appearances while on loan with San Antonio FC (USL).
None of the four players are expected to miss MLS action while on international duty. The Revolution will return to the pitch on Sunday, Oct. 15 for the regular season home finale against New York City FC at 5:00 p.m. ET.