Boxall, Smith, Tuiloma, Collier named to New Zealand squad for November friendlies

Michael Boxall - Minnesota United - isolated

Four MLS players have been named to New Zealand head coach Danny Hay's roster for upcoming friendlies at Ireland and Lithuania this month.

Three of the MLS players called up – Michael Boxall (Minnesota United), Tommy Smith (Colorado Rapids) and Bill Tuiloma (Portland Timbers) – normally play as center backs, while Elliot Collier (Chicago Fire) is a forward who has also seen time at other positions on the field. Boxall and Smith are among the leaders in caps on the squad, with 32 and 36, respectively, while Tuiloma has 24 to date. Collier is a debutant looking to make his full international debut.

The All Whites will take on Ireland in Dublin on Nov. 14, and Lithuania in Vilnius on Nov. 17.

The leading side in the Oceania region, these games will be New Zealand's first senior internationals of 2019, and first since Hay took charge earlier this year.