New York Red Bulls defenders Rafa Marquez (Mexico), Roy Miller (Costa Rica) and Tim Ream (United States), midfielder Dane Richards (Jamaica), forward Juan Agudelo (United States), and goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul (Senegal) have been called up to their respective national teams in order to participate in international matches starting Sept. 2.
On Sept. 2, the U.S. will square off with Costa Rica in an international friendly at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, with the match set to kick off at 8:00 PM ET (TV: ESPN2, Galavision). Then, the U.S. travels to Brussels, Belgium to face Belgium on Sept. 6 (TV: ESPN). Recently appointed U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named both Agudelo and Ream to the U.S. squad after having also selected the duo for the U.S.'s recent friendly against Mexico.
Ream, a 2010 finalist for MLS Rookie of the Year, has earned six appearances for the U.S. He has started five of the six games he has appeared in, including the U.S.'s first two matches of the Gold Cup against Canada and Panama. For the Red Bulls this season, Ream has started all 20 games he has been available for selection.
In 2010, Agudelo became the youngest player to ever score for the national team when he found the back of the net against South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge. Since debuting for the national team last year, Agudelo has earned 11 appearances for the squad, including Klinsmann's first match against Mexico. He has recorded five goals and one assist for the Red Bulls this season.