Kyle Beckerman and Omar Holnes have been named to their respective national teams, meaning both are likely to miss Real Salt Lake’s next match against LA Galaxy on Sept. 7.
Both teams will play matches on Sept. 2 and Sept. 6, and while there is no need for a direct replacement for Holness, who was likely to claim a spot on the bench, it does leave some question marks for RSL in the defensive midfield spot.
But with that match still a week and a half away, smart money will be on a potential Sunny appearance — but more on that later.
Beckerman and the USMNT
Sept. 2, at St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sept. 6, home to Trinidad & Tobago
GOALKEEPERS (3) : Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), Ethan Horvath (Molde FC), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)
DEFENDERS (9) : Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha BSC), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) MIDFIELDERS (9) : Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake),Alejandro Bedoya (Philadelphia Union), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Stanko (FC Vaduz), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (5) : Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV)
Holness and Jamaica
Sept. 2, at Panama
Sept. 6, home to Haiti