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International duty roundup: Seven Orlando City players star with national teams


The first FIFA International window of the season has come and gone, with seven Orlando City players getting call-ups to their respective national teams.

Thomas Williams and Mikey Halliday got the nod for the US U-20 National team, who played Serbia U-21s, France U-20s and England U-20s this past week.

Williams got a full 90 minutes of action against France, while coming on at halftime. Meanwhile Halliday went the full game against England and came on as a sub against France.

The younger Lions, Alex Freeman and Favian Loyola, got playing time for the U.S. U-19s against Argentina’s U-17 team, with Freeman starting and Loyola coming off the bench in the second half.

Designated player Facundo Torres played in two matches for Uruguay, coming off the bench in their first match against Japan and starting in their 2-1 win against South Korea, playing 61 minutes for “La Celeste.”

Lastly, Pedro Gallese and Wilder Cartegena got minutes for Peru in their two games in Europe. Cartegena and Gallese both started in their match against Germany, which was accentuated by a highlight-reel save from Pedro.

Gallese capped the week with a shutout draw against Morocco on Tuesday in Spain.

Photo credit: Uruguay National Team