Six NYCFC Players Called to Represent National Teams

Another FIFA international break, another host of call ups from the NYCFC first team.

The club representing the melting pot of the world will send Ben Sweat (USA), Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Libya), Maxime Chanot (Luxembourg), Ronald Matarrita (Costa Rica), Jesus Medina (Paraguay), and Alex Callens (Peru) off to international duty for the FIFA International Date training camps scheduled across various competitions from October 8 to October 16.

Maxime Chanot looks to continue a strong run with Luxembourg in the UEFA Nations League, while Ismael Tajouri-Shradi returns to Africa Cup of Nations Qualification with Libya.

Back home on the ranch in North America, Alexander Callens makes his return to the Peruvian National Team, where he could face off against teammate Ben Sweat, who was called into the US Men’s National Team for the first time earlier this week.

Ronald Matarrita returns to Costa Rica camp for the first time since World Cup preparations, where he picked up an injury and was unfortunately unable to participate.

Finally, Jesus Medina will be homeward bound for a national team training camp in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.


Maxime Chanot

10/12 vs Belarus - UEFA Nations League (Minsk, Belarus)

10/15 vs San Marino - UEFA Nations League (Luxembourg)

Alex Callens 

10/12 vs Chile – Friendly (Miami, FL)

10/16 vs USA – Friendly (Hartford, CT)

Ben Sweat 

10/11 vs Colombia – Friendly (Tampa, FL)

10/16 vs Peru – Friendly (Hartford, CT)

Jesus Medina

National Team training camp from October 8 – 16 in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay.

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi

10/12 vs Nigeria - Africa Cup of Nations Qualification (Kaduna, Nigeria)

10/16 vs Nigeria -  Africa Cup of Nations Qualification (Tunis, Tunisia)

Ronald Matarrita 

10/11 vs Mexico – Friendly (Monterrey, Mexico)

10/16 vs Colombia – Friendly (Harrison, NJ)

Keep it locked to NYCFC’s channels for updates on your Boys in Blue throughout the International Break.

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