Fafa Picault Earns International Call-Up From United States National Team
Union winger to join USMNT for first time since 2016 ahead of two international friendlies
CHESTER, Pa. (October 5, 2018) – Philadelphia Union, in conjunction with U.S. Soccer, announced today that winger Fafa Picault has earned an international call-up from the United States National Team.
Picault is set to join the USMNT ahead of two friendlies as part of the Kickoff Series against Colombia (October 11) and Peru (October 16).
This is Picault’s first call-up as a member of the Union. He has earned one cap for the USMNT in his career, entering as a substitute in the 3-1 win against Puerto Rico on May 22, 2016, in Bayamon.
More than 25,000 tickets have been sold for the next stop of the Kickoff Series when the United
States will host 14th-ranked Colombia on October 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. FS1, UniMas and UDN will broadcast the match beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The final home match of the Kickoff Series pits the MNT against 21st ranked Peru on October 16 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. ESPN2, UniMas and UDN will broadcast live beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
DETAILED ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 58/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0)
DEFENDERS (8): John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 34/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 5/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 9/1), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; 4/0), Ben Sweat (New York City FC; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 54/0)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 19/1), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 140/17), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 12/4), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 6/1), Fafa Picault(Philadelphia Union; 1/0), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 2/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; 5/1)
FORWARDS (3): Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 3/1), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER; 41/12)