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LAFC goalkeeper Luis Lopez called up to Honduras National Team

Netminder recalled for first time in over a year.

MLS: Sporting KC at Los Angeles FC Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like it will be a fairly quiet October international window for Los Angeles Football Club, which is perhaps a bit fortunate as the team plays next week. But one player has been called up to serve on national team duty, as goalkeeper Luis Lopez was recalled by Honduras.

Lopez will join Los Catrachos as they take on United Arab Emirates in a friendly to be played in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday. Head coach Carlos Tabora has recalled Lopez for the first time in his tenure, with the goalkeeper going over a year since his last action for his country.

Truthfully, it’s been a tough year by and large for Lopez. After starting the season sidelined while recovering from an injury that appeared to be worse than first reported, the 25-year-old had to wait his turn to see action as Tyler Miller wrapped up the No. 1 spot for LAFC. Lopez has played one game for LAFC to date, a 2-0 home loss to Sporting Kansas City, but he’s also featured in five games while on a rehab assignment on loan at Orange County SC.

In spite of the setbacks in his first foray abroad for club soccer, it’s nice to see Lopez pick up a national team call-up. Best of luck to Luis on his selection.

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