August 29, 2012
Cahill, Lindpere, Miller, Gaudette to join respective National Teams
HARRISON, N.J. -- Four Red Bulls have been recalled by their respective National Teams on Wednesday.
|Joel Lindpere was one of four Red Bulls players recalled by their respective National Teams for quaifiers next month.
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The quartet included midfielders Tim Cahill (Australia) and Joel Lindpere (Estonia), defender Roy Miller (Costa Rica) and goalkeeper Bill Gaudette (Puerto Rico) have been called up by their respective national teams for matches surrounding the upcoming FIFA dates on Sept. 7 and 11.
The four players are expected to be back in the metropolitan area on Sept. 12 and will return to training the following day in preparation for when the Red Bulls host the Columbus Crew at Red Bull Arena at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15.
Cahill will join Australia for an international friendly against Lebanon in Beirut on Sept. 6, followed by a World Cup Qualification match at Jordan on Sept. 11. Australia is in third place in the Asian Football Confederationís Group B, with two draws in its two matches. Cahill, who has mae 55 international appearances, joined the Red Bulls as a Designated Player on July 26. He scored his first goal as a Red Bull in a 3-2 victory over the Portland Timbers on Aug. 19. He also registered two assists in four matches.
Estonia called Lindpere in as it begins group play in UEFA qualification for the World Cup. Estonia will host Romania on Sept., 7 in Tallinn before traveling to Istanbul to face Turkey on Sept. 11. Lindpere has 79 appearances for Estonia. His most recent match was a 1-0 victory over Poland in an international friendly on Aug. 15. Lindpere has appeared in 89 matches since joining the Red Bulls in 2010, recording 13 goals and 18 assists.
Miller and Costa Rica will face Mexico in two CONCACAF third round WCQ matches. The first showdown is in San Jose, Costa Rica on Sept. 7 while the second takes place at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City four days later. The Ticos trail Mexico for first place in Group B with four points through two games. Miller, who has struggled with the Red Bulls, has 31 caps ffor the Ticos. He has made 78 appearances as a Red Bull since 2010, registering 11 assists.
Gaudette is coming off a supberb performance for Puerto Rico when he made eight saves in a 2-1 loss to reigning Euro and World Cup champions Spain on Aug. 15. Puerto Rico will play three matches in Group A of the 2012 Caribbean Championships in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, beginning with a match against Bermuda on Sept. 7. On Sept. 9, Puerto Rico will face St. Martin before finishing up against the hosts, Haiti, on Sept. 11. Since joining the Red Bulls from the L.A. Galaxy in mid-July, Gaudette has a 4-2-2 record with three shutouts and a 1.25 goals-against average.