Watch: Red Bulls’ Jonny Steele talks first cap with N. Ireland

IMAGE, BBC

Red Bulls midfielder Jonny Steele realized a dream Friday evening, earning his first cap with Northern Ireland against Turkey.

The 27-year-old winger came on in the 67th minute for 26-year-old Ireland veteran Niall McGinn. Down 1-0, Steele could not help will his side to a draw after a deflating defensive miscue allowed Turkish forward Erdinc to find the the back of the net at the half.

Nevertheless, it was a tremendous breakthrough for a player whom, up until this year, was best known as a journeyman of the U.S. Soccer pyramid.

Here is Steele talking about the moment with the BBC: