As the international break rolls on, three Nashville SC players continue to represent their countries on the international stage. Here’s how to follow the Boys In Gold.
Alistair Johnston – Canada
The 22-year-old right-back started Canada’s crucial qualifier against Suriname, which they won comfortably thanks to a hat trick from forward Jonathan David.
Interestingly, Johnston played as a right center-back in a back three system and excelled. He was a constant forward threat and hardly put a foot wrong defensively. Simon Borg broke it down really well for Sporting News:
Exceptional. Great positioning all night and superb with his passing. He never seems panicked and consistently makes the right decision on the ball.
By virtue of their win over Suriname, Canada topped Group B and have advanced to the next stage of Concacaf qualifying. They’ll take on Haiti in a two-leg series to advance to the final “Octagonal” round.
Haiti vs Canada – Saturday, June 12 – 4:00 PM Central – Paramount+
Canada vs Canada – Tuesday, June 15 – 8:05 PM Central – Paramount+
Aníbal Godoy – Panama
Godoy wasn’t involved in Panama’s first qualifier, a 13-0 win over Anguilla. Instead, he was held out for their much more important (and competitive) match against the Dominican Republic. Godoy went the full 90 in a 3-0 win for Panama, and scored an absolute banger of a goal himself.
Like Canada, Panama are on to the next round of qualifying. They’ll take on Curaçao in a two legged series with the winner advancing.
Panama vs Curaçao – Saturday, June 12 – 6:05 PM Central – Paramount+
Curaçao vs Panama – Tuesday, June 15 – 7:00 PM Central – Paramount+
Jhonder Cádiz – Venezuela
Cádiz was named to Venezuela’s 28-man squad for the Copa America yesterday. The striker appeared off the bench in both their qualifiers, a 3-1 loss to Bolivia and a 0-0 draw with Uruguay. Venezuela aren’t a favorite in the Copa, and their recent form has been underwhelming, but with four of five teams advancing from each group, they have a decent chance to advance to the knockout rounds.
Brazil vs Venezuela – Sunday, June 13 – 4:00 PM Central – FOX/Univision
Colombia vs Venezuela – Thursday, June 17 – 4:00 PM Central – FS1/TUDN
Venezuela vs Ecuador – Sunday, June 20 – 4:00 PM Central – FOX/Univision
Venezuela vs Peru – Sunday, June 27 – 4:00 PM Central – FS2/Galavisión