Friday, June 21, 2013

Union MF Daniel to miss four games

Chester, Pa. – Philadelphia Union midfielder Keon Daniel has been called up to the Trinidad & Tobago National Team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July.

Daniel will join Trinidad & Tobago for international duty from June 25-July 16, missing the Union’s matches against FC Dallas (June 29), Real Salt Lake (July 3), Houston Dynamo (July 6) and Chivas USA (July 12). Should Daniel and his squad progress past group stages, he would remain with the team past July 16 for as long as the team advances in the tournament, which ends July 28.

Trinidad & Tobago will play in three group stages matches before possibly advancing to the quarterfinals stage. The squad will face El Salvador July 8 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ, Haiti July 12 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., and Honduras July 15 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Daniel has made 53 appearances and scored 13 goals for Trinidad and Tobago since making his debut in 2007.  He most recently appeared in a March friendly against Belize, playing 88 minutes in the 0-0 draw.

The 26-year-old has started in 11 of the Union’s 15 MLS matches this year, logging 1,065 minutes and notching one assist.
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