Two more Sporting Kansas City players were called up to their respective national teams today for the June international break. Johnny Russell for Scotland and Nicolas Hasler for Liechtenstein were both call up to their respective country for Euro 2020 qualifying.
Russell was called up for Scotland by new head coach, Steve Clarke, who was only recently named the head coach of national team. Scotland currently sit fifth in their six team qualifying group with a 1-0-1 (W-D-L) record through the first two games. This set of qualifiers, Scotland will play Cyprus at home on June 8th before traveling to play Belgium on June 11th. Scotland did secure themselves a spot in the qualifying playoffs already though thanks to winning their UEFA Nations League group last year.
Hasler and Liechtenstein sit at the bottom of Group J in qualifying after losing 2-0 to Greece and 6-0 to Italy in the first two match days. Liechtenstein will travel to face the other 0-2 side in the group, Armenia on June 8th before returning to play Finland at home on the 11th.
Russell and Hasler, along with Botond Barath and Krisztian Nemeth, who were called up by Hungary for qualifiers will depart for national team duty after Saturday’s game against the Houston Dynamo. The quartet will miss Sporting’s trip to Canada to play Toronto FC on Friday, June 7th.