Real Salt Lake defender Shawn Barry has been called in to the Puerto Rico national team for a friendly against St. Kitts and Nevis.
Barry, 28, has no international appearances to his name. He’s played three matches in 2018, with an injury sidelining him for much of the season so far. During that time, he’s played both at center back and right back.
The match is part of the 2019 CONCACAF Nations League qualification. Puerto Rico is in a qualifying “pot” with Dominica, Grenada, Bahamas, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Bonaire, Saint Lucia, Barbados and Aruba, which means they will face one of those teams on the fourth matchday.
Puerto Rico plays on the following dates:
- Sept. 9 vs. Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Oct. 15 vs. Martinique
- Nov. 16 vs. Belize
- March 24, 2019 vs. Grenada
Should Puerto Rico finish in the top 10 in the tournament, they’d progress to the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Through a fairly complicated process, some teams may also qualify for the championship despite finishing in any position. Read Wikipedia for more.