The end of the international window means reinforcements are returning to Houston Dynamo FC. Darwin Cerén, Teenage Hadebe, Maynor Figueroa and Boniek Garcia will all rejoin the Dynamo for Saturday’s match against the Seattle Sounders at PNC Stadium. Let’s find out how each player performed for their home countries over the last few weeks.
Midfielder Darwin Cerén played in all three of the El Salvadorian national team’s matches during this break. The team went 1-2-0, with the sole victory coming in this window’s opener against Panama. El Salvador won that match 1-0 before suffering losses in each of the next two matches against Costa Rica and Mexico. Currently, El Salvador sits in seventh place in the FIFA World Cup Qualifying CONCACAF Table with five points.
Defender Teenage Hadebe had to travel the furthest of anyone on the Dynamo to join his native Zimbabwe in their World Cup qualifying matches against Ghana. The Zimbabwean national team played Ghana in consecutive matches, dropping both and falling to the bottom of Group G. Hadebe appeared in both matches, as he was subbed on in the 75th minute in the opener and started the second game.
Finally, there is the Honduran national team, the only squad to feature two members of the Dynamo on its roster. The Honduran national team went 0-2-1 during this window and is in eighth place in the World Cup Qualifying table. Honduras’ draw came in the opener against Costa Rica, and was only match in which both Dynamo players saw playing time. Maynor Figueroa started and played the duration of the match while Boniek Garcia was subbed on in the 68th minute. Figueroa started once again in the second match, adding to his record number of appearances for Honduras. Unfortunately, he received a red card in the 49th minute and did not play in the final match as a result.
International play will resume in November with two games for each of the eight teams competing in the Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers.