HARRISON, N.J. – FIFA has approved Red Bulls midfielder Alejandro “Kaku” Romero Gamarra’s one-time switch to the Paraguayan national team.
Kaku was named Wednesday to attend Paraguay’s camp for an international friendly against Japan in Austria June 12.
Kaku, who appeared for his native Argentina as a youth international in the Under-20 World Cup, draws Paraguayan lineage through his parents.
The Red Bulls signed Kaku as a Designated Player in February after completing a transfer from CA Huracan in Argentina. Kaku has scored three goals and leads Major League Soccer with nine assists in nine games.
Kaku will depart to join coach Gustavo Morinigo’s team Monday, June 4 and return to New York following the match June 12. He will miss the Red Bulls’ game at Columbus Crew SC.