While midfielder Johan Venegas returned early from Costa Rican national team duty, three Loons were still away from Minnesota United FC with matches Tuesday. (Click here to check out how they all faired in their first matches this past Friday).
Midfielder Kevin Molino again had the best(-ish) outing of all, starting and playing all 90 minutes for Trinidad and Tobago in its 1-0 loss to Mexico. Molino earned a yellow card in the 54th minute for taking down Carlos Salcedo. The incident sparked a shouting match between Molino and Chicharito. (NSFW, pretty easy to deduce from lip reading what Molino was saying.)
Center-back Francisco Calvo was an unused substitute in Costa Rica’s 1-1 draw with Honduras in a World Cup qualifier. Check out where T&T and Costa Rica stand in the qualification group here.
Midfielder Rasmus Schuller again sat on the bench as an unused substitution for Finland in a 1-1 international friendly draw with Austria.
All of these guys should be making their way back to Minnesota now in order to rejoin the team for the Real Salt Lake match at 7 p.m. Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.