International Roundup: Ricketts, Fernandez in nets for World Cup qualifiers

Donovan Ricketts with Jamaica

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Mexsport

As usual, the bulk of MLS players on international duty plied their trade in CONCACAF over the weekend international matchday.

The USA and Costa Rica both had MLS representatives on the field in the frozen 1-0 US win in Colorado, while Honduras snuck away with a home point against Mexico thanks to a goal from the New England Revolution's Jerry Bengtson.

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts backstopped Jamaica to a disappointing 1-1 draw against Panama. Houston Dynamo defender Jermaine Taylor also went 90 minutes for the Reggae Boyz, while FC Dallas forward Blas Pérez picked up the assist on the Panamanian equalizer.

Below is the full list of MLS internationals from the weekend:

Canada - lost 2-1 vs. Japan, friendly
Kyle Bekker (TOR) - Started, played 67 minutes
Dejan Jakovic (DC) - Started, played 90 minutes
Will Johnson (POR) - Started, played 90 minutes, had 1 assist
Ashtone Morgan (TOR) - Dressed, did not play

Costa Rica - lost 1-0 at US, World Cup Qualifier
Jairo Arrieta (CLB) - Dressed, did not play
Roy Miller (NY) - Started, played 90 minutes
Álvaro Saborío (RSL) - Started, played 90 minutes

Estonia - lost 3-0 at Netherlands, World Cup Qualifier
Joel Lindpere (CHI) - Entered as a 77th-minute substitute

Gambia - lost 3-0 at Cote d'Ivoire, World Cup Qualifier
Futty Danso (POR) - started, played 90 minutes
Abdoulie Mansally (RSL) - started, playyed 80 minutes
Sanna Nyassi (MTL) - started, played 90 minutes

Honduras - drew 2-2 vs. Mexico, World Cup Qualifier
Jerry Bengtson (NE) -  Started, played 90 minutes, scored 1 goal
Víctor Bernárdez (SJ) - Started, played 90 minutes
Boniek García (HOU) - Started, played 90 minutes
Mario Martínez (SEA) - Started, played 83 minutes, had 1 assist

Ireland - drew 0-0 at Sweden, World Cup Qualifier
Robbie Keane (LA) - Started, played 77 minutes
Darren O’Dea (TOR) - Dressed, did not play

Jamaica - drew 1-1 vs. Panama, World Cup Qualifier
Ryan Johnson (POR) - Dressed, did not play
Donovan Ricketts (POR) - Started, played 90 minutes
Je-Vaughn Watson (DAL) - Dressed, did not play
Jermaine Taylor (HOU) - Started, played 90 minutes

Nigeria - drew 1-1 vs. Kenya, World Cup Qualifier
Obafemi Martins (SEA) - started, played 61 minutes

Panama - drew 1-1 at Jamaica, World Cup Qualifier
Blas Pérez (DAL) - Started, played 90 minutes, had 1 assist
Marcos Sánchez (DC) - Started, played 90 minutes

Peru - won 1-0 vs. Chile, World Cup Qualifier
Raúl Fernández (DAL) - Started, played 90 minutes, recorded a shutout

Scotland - lost 2-1 vs. Wales, World Cup Qualifier
Kenny Miller (VAN) - Entered as a 5th-minute substitute

USA - won 1-0 vs. Costa Rica, World Cup Qualifier
Kyle Beckerman (RSL) - Played 1 minute off the bench
Tony Beltran (RSL) - Dressed, did not play
Matt Besler (SKC) - Dressed, did not play
Omar Gonzalez (LA) - Started, played 90 minutes
Eddie Johnson (SEA) - Played 14 minutes off the bench
Sean Johnson (CHI) - Did not dress
Justin Morrow (SJ) - Dressed, did not play
Nick Rimando (RSL) - Dressed, did not play
Graham Zusi (SKC) - Started, played 76 minutes


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