In what can only be described as a confirmation of the exquisite taste in soccer talent Adrian Heath has, Orlando City announced today that Darwin Ceren, Kevin Molino and Tommy Redding have all been called up for international duty with their respective countries’ national teams.
Darwin Ceren is the captain of El Salvador’s national team and will be with them Wednesday in Dallas as they face the Ivory Coast and then will travel to Washington D.C. to face the defending World Cup champions, Spain.
Meanwhile, Molino, Orlando City’s first ever MLS signee will be joining Trinidad and Tobago Wednesday against Argentina, a veritable World All-Star team which features some guy named Lionel Messi. After that brush with Awesome, Trinidad and Tobago will then meet up with Iran in Brazil on Saturday June 7th.
Redding is a member of the United States’ U18 side and will fly to Lisbon, Portugal for a series of games against Benefica’s U19 side, Portugal, Norway, and Sweden. Redding has started in City’s last three league games, performing like an all around veteran. We won’t hold the fact that he’s only 17 against anyone he’s made look foolish on the field.
Unfortunately all this means that the Lions will be without these players’ services Saturday when the Montreal Impact Reserve side comes to town.
Speaking of the Impact, they have been doing pretty well in the MLS Reserve League with a 7-2-1 record so they won’t be pushovers, but we have faith in Coach Heath to make the adjustments necessary to take the 3 points.
All three Lions players will be back with the team in time for the match against the Orange County Blues FC on Wednesday June 11th.