NYRB Aaron Long Earns First International Cap in Friendly vs Peru
New York Red Bull center back, Aaron Long, earned his first international cap in Tuesday night’s friendly against Peru. The USMNT, coming off of a 4-2 loss to Colombia, turned their attention to, Long.
Further, head coach, Dave Sarachan, entrusted Long to his first National Team cap to avoid a loss, like that to “los Cafeteros.” In fact, the California native and his countrymen, held the opposition to only one goal, in the 1-1 friendly.
During these experimental and troubling times for USMNT, Tuesday night’s game against “La Blanquirroja” showed slight progress for the country’s soccer program. While Long and Ben Sweat, Long’s cross-city rival from NYCFC, only held the opposition to three shots on target, improvement is one step at a time.
Long returns to New York to continue his success with New York Red Bulls – a team with a defensive prowess that has only conceded 33 goals this season. Further, New York Red Bulls look to end the season with momentum to take into the playoffs.
With a playoff berth already clinched, Long and the Red Bulls (#2 in the Eastern Conference) face the Philadelphia Union (#4 in the Eastern Conference) with a match away from home. The game on October 21 is set to start at 3 p.m. EST at Talen Energy Stadium.
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