It was a big day for some of the Revolution’s younger players as three of them were named to their respective nation’s squad for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers later this month.
Henry Kessler is looking to earn his first international appearance. Although Kessler has not made any appearances for the USMNT, he is no stranger to the national squad. Revolution fans will remember Kessler was called up to January camp alongside Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner.
Kessler’s call-up comes off an impressive rookie season that saw the New York native amount 34 interceptions, 21 tackles won, and 123 possessions won along with being the first Revs rookie to win Defender of the Year since 2011.
The United States will compete in Group A action where they will take on Costa Rica on March 18th at 5:00 PM EST, the Dominican Republic on March 21st at 7:00 PM EST, and Mexico on March 24th at 9:30 PM EST.
Like Kessler, Tajon Buchanan is also looking to earn his first international cap for Team Canada.
The 2020 Canadian Men’s Youth International Player of the Year earned a call-up to Canada’s January camp. Buchanan’s call-up comes on the heels of a strong 2020 season which saw the young Canadian notch two goals and two assists while leading MLS appearances by a Canadian in 2020 with 23 appearances.
Canada will compete in Group B action where they will take on El Salvador on March 19th at 6:00 PM EST, Haiti on March 22nd at 6:00 PM EST, and Honduras on March 25th at 9:30 PM EST.
Francois Dulysse looks to continue his string of success with the Haitian National Team. The second-round SuperDraft pick and Revolution II signee has represented Haiti at the U-20 and U-23 levels in the past.
Haiti will also compete in Group B action where they will take on Honduras on March 19th at 3:30 PM EST, Canada on March 22nd at 6:00 PM EST, and El Salvador on March 25th at 7:00 PM EST.