International roundup: Minnesota United's Jan Gregus, Montreal Impact's Victor Wanyama in action Sunday

Jan Gregus - Slovakia - celebrates a goal with teammates - Minnesota United

Jan Gregus scored the winner to lead Slovakia over Scotland on another busy day for Major League Soccer players on international duty.

Here’s a look back at who did what and where.

Slovakia 1, Scotland 0

Gregus’ goal in the 31st minute was the difference as Slovakia defeated Scotland, 1-0, in a UEFA Nations League B match in Trnava Sunday.

The Minnesota United midfielder started on the left wing of Štefan Tarkovič’s 4-1-4-1 formation. Gregus took a settling touch and fired a low shot from 24 yards out that deflected past Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon for his fourth international goal.

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Gregus went the distance, while Real Salt Lake attacker Albert Rusnak entered the match in the 68th minute for Slovakia, which picked up its fist win in Group 2 and handed already first-place Scotland its first defeat.

Slovakia close out the group stage against the Czech Republic Wednesday in Plzeň.

Kenya 1, Comoros Islands 2

Montreal Impact midfielder Victor Wanyama earned a spot in the Kenyan starting XI, as they fell 2-1 in their African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros Islands Sunday in Moroni.

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The sides shared the points in a 1-1 draw in Kasarani on Wednesday. Comoros are are now three points clear of Egypt atop Group G, with the Harambee Stars remain in third with three points.

Finland 2, Bulgaria 1

Surely Adrian Heath had his eyes on Vasil Levski National Stadium where Loons midfielder Robin Lod helped lead Finland over host Bulgaria in Sofia Sunday in another Nations League B showdown. Lod earned a spot in the Huuhkajat starting XI, and played a key role in the 2-1 victory with his team's second goal of the day, which he recorded in first-half stoppage time by tucking home a rebound finish.

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Fresh off a shock 2-0 win over host France in an international friendly at Stade de France on Wednesday,  Finland, along with leaders Wales, cannot be relegated in Group 4 and are contending for promotion to League A.

Finland remain second in the group, one point behind first-place Wales. The two sides square off in Cardiff on the final matchday of Group 4 Wednesday.

Armenia 2, Georgia 1

San Jose Earthquakes teammates Vako and Guram Kashia started from the bench as Georgia looked to remain atop Group 2 in the penultimate match day in Nations League C Sunday in Tbilisi. Georgia were level with North Macedonia on six points, with Armenia one point behind, but now found themselves in third after Sunday's 2-1 defeat. 

Vako subbed on in the 56th minute, and scored his country's lone goal of the day with a 65th-minute penalty kick in the defeat.

Georgia remain at Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena to take on Estonia to close out the group Wednesday.

Honduras at Guatemala (12:00 pm ET)

In their last scheduled match before meeting the US men’s national team in a Concacaf Nations League semifinal in June, Honduras take on Guatemala in an international friendly in Guatemala City Sunday.

Houston Dynamo teammates Maynor Figueroa, who wears the captain’s armband for Los Catrachos, and Boniek Garcia join Real Salt Lake forward Douglas Martinez as current MLS players looking to step on the field. They join former Dynamo star Alberth Elis. Figueroa and Martinez are in the starting XI.

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