Toronto FC has the weekend off from league play, but you can still catch some of your favorite Reds in action on international duty. Take a look at how it all shakes out:
United States of America – Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore
Two of America’s most heavily relied upon stars will once again don the Stars and Stripes, this time for a pair of crucial World Cup Qualifiers. The USMNT has gotten off to a winless start in the Hex (CONCACAF’s final round of World Cup qualification) and will be looking to get back on track during their two upcoming matches.
The United States will host Honduras at Avaya Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, on March 24 at 10:30 pm ET. Through two matches, Honduras currently sits fourth with a 1-1-0 record, while the USMNT sit rooted to the bottom with a 0-2-0 record.
Next up for the USA is a trip down to the Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, where they will face off with Los Canaleros on March 28 at 10 pm ET. Panama currently sits third in the Hex behind Mexico and Costa Rica.
You can follow the action on twitter @USSoccer and @TorontoFC
Panama – Armando Cooper
Cooper will look to earn caps 83 and 84 as he rejoins the Panamanian National Team for a pair of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. The 29-year-old midfielder is amongst the most capped players in Panama men’s national team history, and will be looking to guide his team towards their first-ever World Cup berth.
Panama will first head off to Port Of Spain to take on Trinidad and Tobago at Hasely Crawford Stadium on March 24 at 7 pm ET. T&T are winless thus far in the Hex, sitting in fifth place above the United States on goal difference.
Los Canaleros will then host the United States in the aforementioned matchup in Panama City on March 28 at 10 pm ET, where Reds fans can see Cooper, Bradley and Altidore in action.
Canada U-23 – Jordan Hamilton
The Scarborough, Ontario native will join up with Canada’s under-23 side for the Aspire U-23 Tournament in Qatar. Canada will face Uzbekistan on March 25 before taking on hosts Qatar on March 28 in the friendly tournament.
These matches will be a good chance for the youngsters to make an impression on new Canadian head coach Octavio Zambrano as he takes the helm.
Stay tuned to TorontoFC.ca to follow your Reds away on international duty. You can also get the most recent updates @TorontoFC on Twitter.