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LAFC’s Atuesta, Segura called up to Colombia U-23s; Zimmerman, Rodriguez also called up

Call-ups for final international window of 2019.

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LAFC’s two Colombians get call for international duty.
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The November international window is right around the corner, and so far a handful of Los Angeles Football Club players have gotten the nod for their respective countries.

Colombia continue preparations for 2020 Olympics qualifying and their U-23 team has called up two LAFC players, midfielder Eduard Atuesta and Eddie Segura. Atuesta has previously been called up at U-23 level and has served as captain for friendlies, while this is Segura’s first call at this level, and at any age level, for his country. Segura didn’t make the MLS Best XI, like Atuesta, but the center back had a fantastic season and is a rising star, no doubt about it.

Colombia’s U-23s will play Japan in a friendly in Hiroshima on Nov. 17, possible prep for the Olympics, which will be held in Japan next year.

In other news, LAFC defender Walker Zimmerman will continue on with the U.S. Men’s National Team through this week’s training camp and will be in contention for the Concacaf Nations League games against Canada in Orlando on Nov. 15 and against Cuba in the Cayman Islands on Nov. 19. The games are must-win for the USMNT if they want to progress to the Nations League League A semifinals, needing to win both games and to overcome Canada’s superior goal difference, currently +4 over the U.S. at present.

And another LAFC player got another call-up, as attacker Brian Rodriguez has been called up again by Uruguay for their upcoming friendlies, against Hungary in Budapest on Nov. 15 and against Argentina in Israel on Nov. 18.

Rodriguez has taken to his national team right away, getting his first nod by Oscar Washington Tabarez a few months ago and playing very well when given the opportunity. He hasn’t played in a competitive match yet, but based on evidence, it won’t be long before he does.

We’ll keep you posted on additional call-ups for LAFC players and how they do on international duty.

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