Dane Richards had a wide smile on his face as he celebrated Saturday night’s Western Conference final victory over Real Salt Lake with his Red Bulls teammates. He will have to cut his celebration a bit short as he prepares to travel to Jamaica on Sunday for its upcoming World Cup qualifier against Canada in Kingston on Wednesday.
Richards will join Jamaica on Sunday and will join the Red Bulls in Los Angeles on Thursday for next Sunday’s MLS Cup final against the Columbus Crew at Home Depot Center.
"I’m leaving tomorrow,” Richards said. “Most likely the English Premier League players are going to play so I’m just going to go there, eat some Jamaican food and get ready for (the MLS Cup final), get some nice weather and come back on Thursday.”
One player who has not been called by his national team is Juan Pablo Angel, who had been considered a candidate to be called up by Colombia for its upcoming friendly against Nigeria.