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Musa Called Up for New Zealand Qualifiers

Sporting KC’s newest player will be joining up with his country for World Cup qualifying.

ASB Premiership Grand Final - Auckland v Wellington Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Sporting Kansas City’s newest player will be departing for international duty later this month. James Musa, who the club signed just last week from the Swope Park Rangers has been recalled to the New Zealand national team ahead of their Oceania Football Confederation playoff final.

New Zealand will play a home-home series against Solomon Islands in an effort to claim Oceania’s half berth in next summer’s World Cup. The winner of the series will advance to play a home-home series against the fifth place team out of South America for a spot in Russia.

For Musa it’s a chance to add to his single cap that he has with New Zealand that he earned in 2014 in a friendly against South Africa. The England native will depart for New Zealand after Sporting KC’s game against the Houston Dynamo on August 26th ahead of the pair of games on September 1st in Auckland and September 5th in Honiara. Musa will miss Sporting KC’s game on September 6th at New York City FC as he will be traveling.