Aaron Long has been called into U.S. national team camp. (Photo courtesy of MLS)
HARRISON, N.J.- Six Red Bulls players will compete for their respective national teams during the October international dates.
Center back Aaron Long will report to U.S. national team camp in Tampa, Fla. Oct. 7 following the Red Bulls’ match in San Jose Satrday night. The U.S. will face Colombia Oct. 11 in Tampa before hosting Peru in East Hartford, Conn. Oct. 16.
Long, 25, earns a return trip to USMNT camp after getting his first call up in September.
Midfielder Tyler Adams, who was named to the initial roster, has withdrawn from the USMNT camp due to back spasms. He scored his first international goal in the U.S.’ 2-0 win over Mexico Sept. 11, in his seventh cap. Adams had been involved in every USMNT match since getting his first cap last November against Portugal.
Defenders Fidel Escobar and Michael Amir Murillo return to the Panama national team camp Sunday. They will travel to play at Japan on Oct. 12 and at South Korea on Oct. 16.
Murillo, 22, and Escobar, 23, have played regularly for Panama this year. Murillo has appeared in six matches, two World Cup and four international friendlies, while Escobar saw action in all three World Cup games and four friendlies. Murillo has seen 405 minutes of action and Escobar has played 630 minutes.
Haiti’s Derrick Etienne, Jr., 21, and Jamaica’s Kemar Lawrence, 26, will help their respective national teams in their next match in the Concacaf Nations League qualification. Etienne, who scored a goal in Haiti’s 13-0 win over Sint Maarten, will join the national squad to face St. Lucia on Oct. 14. Lawrence, who recently helped the Reggae Boyz to a 4-0 win over the Cayman Islands with an assist, will travel to face Bonaire Oct. 15.
Kaku, 23, will head to the Paraguay national team camp for the second time in a row. He made his first appearance for Paraguay June 12 in an friendly against Japan, playing 31 minutes as a substitute.
Those players will be back before New York’s penultimate regular-season match against Philadelphia at Talen Energy Stadium Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.