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June 3, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Minnesota United FC News Release

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Minnesota United goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair (Canada), midfielders Robin Lod (Finland), Kervin Arriaga (Honduras), Joseph Rosales (Honduras), Alejandro Bran (Costa Rica), Carlos Harvey (Panama), forwards Teemu Pukki (Finland) and Tani Oluwaseyi (Canada), and defender Zarek Valentin (Puerto Rico) have been called up for the upcoming FIFA international window running from June 3-11. All these Loons have now departed for their international duties. All but St. Clair are expected to return to MNUFC prior to the Seattle Sounders match on June 15.

St. Clair, Oluwaseyi and Les Rouges will take on the Netherlands on Thursday, June 6 and France on Sunday, June 9. Both friendly matches act as preparation ahead of Canada’s involvement in the 2024 Copa América, which starts on June 20. Canada notably qualified for the Copa América for the first time in the federation’s history. St. Clair has four appearances for the national team since debuting in 2021. Meanwhile, this is notably Oluwaseyi’s very first call-up with the Canada National Team following his impressive start to the 2024 MLS regular season, where he has scored a team-leading seven goals and has provided four assists across 620 minutes played for Minnesota United so far this season.

Lod and Pukki will join the Finland National Team for friendlies against Portugal on Tuesday, June 4 and Scotland on Friday, June 7. For Huuhkajat, Lod has made 66 appearances, scoring six goals and providing 10 assists, while Pukki has notably earned 120 caps and has scored a national-team leading record of 40 goals.

Arriaga, Rosales and Los Catrachos are set to compete in Group A of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Second Round Qualifiers during this June international window, first taking on Cuba on Thursday, June 6 before facing Bermuda on Sunday, June 9.

Valentin joins the Puerto Rico National Team as they also will be competing in Group F of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Second Round Qualifiers. He will help the squad face up against El Salvador on Thursday, June 6 before facing Anguilla on Thursday, June 11.

Midfielder Alejandro Bran first faced Uruguay in an international friendly on Friday, May 31 as both teams prepare for the 2024 Copa América, resulting in a 0-0 draw. Following the friendly, Bran and Los Ticos will compete in Group B of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Concacaf Second Round Qualifiers. First they face…

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