INTERNATIONAL ROUNDUP | 10 NASL Players Return From World Cup, Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers

Seven of 10 NASL players called see time during recent international window
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | Sep 7, 2016

Photo credit: CONCACAF

NASL players swapped their club colors for those of their national teams for FIFA World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. FC Edmonton's Nik Ledgerwood scored for Canada, while Jacksonville Armada FC's Kevan George moved on to the next round of CONCACAF qualifying with Trinidad & Tobago.

Here's how 10 NASL players recently fared on international duty: 


Nik Ledgerwood (FC Edmonton) – He came on in the 69th minute of Canada’s 2-1 loss to Honduras last Friday, and Ledgerwood went on to score in 75 minutes of action of a 3-1 win over El Salvador on Tuesday. Canada, though, was unable to reach the next round of qualification.

Jamar Dixon (Ottawa Fury FC) and Karl Ouimette (Jacksonville Armada FC) – Both players were included in the squad, but did not feature during the World Cup qualifiers.

El Salvador

Andrés Flores (New York Cosmos) – He came on in the 84th minute of the side’s 3-1 loss to Mexico last Friday. The midfielder also played the second half of El Salvador’s 3-1 loss to Canada on Tuesday. El Salvador’s bid to qualify for the World Cup came to an end after the recent losses.

Richard Menjivar (Rayo OKC) – The midfielder played 84 minutes against Mexico before being replaced by Flores. He didn’t feature in El Salvador’s second World Cup qualifier against Canada.

Trinidad & Tobago

Kevan George (Jacksonville Armada FC) – He came on in the 66th minute against Guatemala in a 2-2 draw last Friday and came on as a 77th-minute substitute in a 4-0 loss to the United States on Tuesday. Despite the recent loss to the U.S., Trinidad & Tobago advanced to the next stage of World Cup qualification.


Mechack Jérôme (Jacksonville Armada FC) – The defender started and played all 90 minutes in both of Haiti’s World Cup qualifiers. Haiti fell to Costa Rica, 1-0, last Friday, but defeated Jamaica, 2-0, on Tuesday. Haiti was unable to move on to the next round of World Cup qualification.

Steward Ceus (Minnesota United) – He started in goal in Haiti’s loss to Costa Rica.


Yasmani Duk (New York Cosmos) – He didn’t feature in Bolivia’s 2-0 win over Peru last Thursday. The forward then started and played 68 minutes in a 0-0 draw with Chile on Tuesday. Bolivia’s qualification for the World Cup continues in November.


David Ochieng (Kenya) – He didn’t feature in Kenya’s final Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, which ended in a 1-1 draw. The nation didn’t qualify for the tournament next year.  

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