Two current New York Red Bulls players represented their national teams Tuesday night.
Sacha Kljestan started his third straight match for the United States national team. The U.S. conceded a late goal to tie New Zealand, 1-1. The friendly was the last tuneup before the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying.
Despite his team's generally listless performance, Kljestan played well in his 50th national team appearance. He lined up at attacking midfielder and created several chances. Kljestan will almost certainly be included on the roster for November's matches against Mexico and Costa Rica, but it's unknown if he's done enough to earn a spot in Jurgen Klinsmann's starting lineup. According to Four Four Two and ESPN FC, he has, but the U.S. head coach remained noncommittal.
"[Kljestan] is absolutely under consideration for Mexico," Klinsmann said after the match. "He took this opportunity just the perfect way. He was hungry for that moment, and he knew that he has to come in here and make a difference."
Fullback Kemar Lawrence was in the starting lineup for Jamaica's 4-2 victory over Guyana in the third round of Caribbean Cup Qualifying. Jamaica came back from a two goal deficit to win in extra time. They're currently in first place in Group 1, but still have to play Suriname in a yet-to-be-rescheduled match. The group winner advances to the 2017 Caribbean Cup, of which Jamaica has won four of the last six editions, and the 2017 Gold Cup.
Derrick Etienne was called up to Haiti's roster, but both of Les Grenadiers matches were cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. Karl Ouimette, currently on loan with the Jacksonville Armada, was on the bench for Canada's 4-0 loss to Morocco.