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Rusnak called to Slovakia for friendly, Euro qualifier

He’ll miss just one match for RSL.

Lucas Muller | RSL Soapbox

While most of Real Salt Lake is getting a bit of a break from extended action, designated player Albert Rusnak is getting very much the opposite.

He’s been called up to Slovakia for an exhibition against Jordan and a Euro 2020 qualifier against Azerbaijan.

Those matches take place on June 6 and June 11, respectively.

This will rule Rusnak out of RSL’s U.S. Open Cup match against LAFC, but it should not rule him out of any further matches.

It will of course be interesting to see if Rusnak plays; he suffered an injury and was withdrawn against Montreal Impact, and he did not make the bench against New York Red Bulls.

In a club-issued release, RSL general manager Craig Waibel described it as a “great opportunity” for Rusnak.

“Albert has been a key factor in our current run of form and this call-up is a testament to what he’s done for Real Salt Lake. This, again, is a great opportunity for him to continue to put his stamp on Slovakia on the international stage and we are happy for him to have earned that opportunity.”