Red Bulls International Roundup: Castano shutout, Oyongo boosts Cameroon, more

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

While the FIFA calendar put a halt to the MLS Playoffs, several New York Red Bull players found themselves performing for their national team instead.

Tim Cahill, Roy Miller and the once-retired Ugandan International Ibrahim Sekagya headline the most recent roster of callups, which also include youngsters Matt Miazga, Santiago Castano and standout leftback, Ambroise Oyongo.

Here is a full roundup of their international performances:

  • Tim Cahill picked up a knock in Australia’s training that may see him out of the roster for Tuesday’s encounter against Japan — the lone Socceroo friendly of the FIFA break.
  • Ibrahim Sekagya did make his way to Uganda for their match against Ghana to much fanfare. Heralded by the FUFA as one of the best Ugandan players of his generation, the veteran defender trained with the team but did not play against Ghana.  He is currently still with the national team as they prepare for Monday’s match against Guinea in Morocco.
  • Ambroise Bitolo Oyongo played 90 minutes in a 1-0 Cameroon victory over DR Congo.  The victory catapults the Indomitable Lions to first in their group, clinching the top spot with a round of matches to go.
  • Matt Miazga started both matches for the USMNT’s U-20 side, playing his part in a 4-3 victory over Russia and a 1-0 win over Ireland.
  • Santiago Castano earned a shutout against Ireland after sitting out the Russia encounter.  Their final match of this round comes Tuesday of this week as the USMNT plays Canada.
  • Roy Miller made the 18-man roster for Costa Rica’s match against Uruguay, but did not play in a 3-3 draw (7-6 penalties, won by Costa Rica).