Red Bulls Abroad: Cahill scores, Oyongo, Miazga, Castano see action

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While his Red Bulls season continues to be rather pedestrian, Tim Cahill still manages to produce goals for the Socceroos.

Off on international duty, Cahill once again played a lead role for Australia, knocking in the opening goal in the Socceroos 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia.

http://youtu.be/7yrfHboyyhE

While clearly not his most spectacular effort, Cahill certainly continues to build upon an unbelievable year on the international circuit.  In 16 starts and 17 appearances with the Socceroos, Cahill has net ten goals throughout all competitions, including three in the group stage of this year’s World Cup.

Though Cahill has ruled himself out of the 2018 World Cup, he is hoping to have impressed enough for inclusion to Australia’s Asian Cup team.

Cahill also started against Belgium in the first of Australia’s two international friendlies.  He is likely to return to the Red Bulls for their encounter against Philadelphia this Saturday.

NEWS & NOTES

  • Ambroise Oyongo earned a taste of African Cup qualifying action, playing 90 minutes in Cameroon’s 2-0 victory over Congo.  Cameroon continue their qualifying row Wednesday against fellow group leader Ivory Coast.

http://youtu.be/rtrIF3kimSc

  • Matt Miazga and Santiago Castano continue to get games in with the U.S. Men’s National Team U-20 side.  Tab Ramos has the youngsters competing against Argentine reserve sides.  Thus far, the U.S. has fared well, earning two victories in two matches.  The U.S. came back from a two goal deficit, defeating Defensa y Justicia Reserves 3-2 on Saturday.  Matt Miazga made a substitute appearance in the match while Castano rode the bench.  Both men started days earlier against Racing Club reserves, taking a 2-0 victory on two first half goals.

 

 

  • NYsoccerfan

    Great to see Miazga get a chance. The kid looks like he’s got a lot of talent. He needs to learn how to stop needlessly jumping in with tackles and exposing the defense. He could perhaps be used more in a defensive midfield capacity a large David Luiz?

    • NYsoccerfan

      Meant to write a la David Luiz.