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  1. Buzz Killington

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    Figured that a thread devoted to all call ups, games, etc regarding KC internationals was better than individual threads for each of them. Five players called up for the next international window.

    Bunbury - USA
    Espinoza - Honduras
    Joseph - Haiti
    Rocastle - Grenada
    Thomas - Jamaica

    Joseph and Rocastle have the big games as their games are World Cup qualifiers. Joseph and Haiti play US Virgin Islands and CuraƧao while Grenada play Belize and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Bunbury and the US play Honduras and Ecuador, Espinoza and Honduras have the US and Thomas and Jamaica.

    The one name missing is Kamara for Sierra Leone who have a huge qualifier against South Africa for the ACN. Kamara was invited according to his Twitter, but the second half of the Tweet I don't quite understand.
    http://twitter.com/#!/keikamara/status/119436924275523586
     


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    Yeah I know he'd been suspended last year, but it's odd because he says he's been invited but if he goes he's suspended.
     
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    So Sierra Leone is apparently sending Kamara stuff like he has been called up but yet he is told he's suspended, we've said it before, but wow their FA is horribly mismanaged
     


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    Didn't they have two head coaches for a period last year? One appointed by their FA and one by their Sports Ministry?

    I did a bit more Googling this morning. Sounds like he's being "disciplined" for "misbehavior" around some of the FA officials after the last game. Looks like it might be wage/reimbursement related?

    What a cluster...
     
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    Yeah, thats really shitty of them. Its clear from twitter that this is really disapointing to him. I honestly don't think every player does, but I really do believe that Kei puts a lot of pride in playing for his national team. If all I cared about was club duty, no way I'd fly to Africa and back in the middle of a season.

    I wonder if its just terrible communication between the people who send out the travel info and the people who run the nat team or if they really are that flakey. Could be that there is still someone higher up that still doesn't want him to play.

    Its insulting to send some travel info, but then tell them they can't go. Heres where you COULD be going and playing for the national team that you love. But NOPE, can't go. Sorry, you're suspended.
     
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    They still have two, the local coach the FA appointed is working with the foreign one selected by the sports ministry, Kamara is firmly with the foreign coach. I learned from thad's interviews last year that the Sierra leone FA is screwed up royally
     
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    So Kamara just posted on Twitter that the SLFA now want him to fly to South Africa, get there Friday and play Saturday...
     
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    Just when you think they couldn't possibly be worse run...
     
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    Now Kei is going to the qualifier
     
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    Joseph came on as a half time sub as Haiti beat the US Virgin Islands 7-0.

    Grenada beat Belize 4-1, but I haven't been able to find lineups yet to verify if Rocastle played or not.
     
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    Sierra Leone tie South Africa 0-0, the draw puts Niger into the tournament as all 3 teams ended up tied on 9 points so it went to head to head tie breaker, Niger qualified on 6 points with Sierra Leone and South Africa on 5. Sierra Leone finished 3rd on goal difference.
     
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    Roger starting tonight for Honduras, Teal not in the 18.
     
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    thought roger played well tonight in the midfield for honduras. he sure did take a beating though... mostly from beckerman, unsurprisingly. god i hate that guy. i've found that my dislike for him has even carried over to when he's wearing the nats jersey.
     
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    Truly. He is a big baby with a stinking rat's nest on his head. I hope he never gets another call up.

    Clint had an 'Eastwood' game. He always looks like he's about to fall asleep though. :)
     
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    Yeah Justin Mayhugh from the Daily Wiz was talking about Roger going down over and over at the slightest bit of contact. Maybe it's my club loyalties showing through but to me it looked more like it was Beckerman hacking down everyone right and left.
     
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    I think it's just him, even Ives gave Roger props for outplaying Edu and Beckerman last night in the first half.

    http://twitter.com/#!/SoccerByIves/status/122818169411866625
     
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    Teal didn't dress again for the US.

    Joseph went 90 for Haiti in a shocking 2-2 home draw with Curacao.

    Roger and Shavar both started for their respective teams in Honduras' 2-1 win over Jamaica.
     
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    Curacao was up 2-0 after 15 minutes of play in that one. Impressive display of pride from a team that's already been eliminated.
     
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    Rocastle and Grenada have a qualifier today vs Guatemala while Haiti plays Antigua, I haven't been able to find anything on whether Rocastle was called up or not. I believe Joseph is still recovering from his knee surgery.
     
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    Yeah I think he should and I haven't been able to find anything since that he's not.
     
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    He's starting against Serbia.
     
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