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Earthquakes int’ls: Yueill starts in Nations League win; Lopez puts body on line for Peru

One Quake could be playing for a trophy at the weekend.

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The two San Jose Earthquakes players currently on international duty were in action on Thursday, so let’s recap what happened.

First, let’s start with Jackson Yueill. The Quakes captain got the start for the United States in the 1-0 win over Honduras in the Concacaf Nations League semifinal at Mile High Stadium. Yueill played 83 minutes for the USMNT, and the game was tough, with the winner coming right at the end, courtesy of Jordan Siebatcheu.

By the time the game-winning goal happened, Yueill had exited the game for Kellyn Acosta. Still, he put in a rugged shift against a feisty Honduras side, and did his part in the U.S. advancing to the final on Sunday, 6 pm PT and aired on Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, Univision and TUDN, the latter three you can catch on Fubo TV.

So Yueill will be going for a trophy on Sunday, while his club teammate Marcos Lopez had a tougher run on Thursday. His Peru took on Colombia in World Cup qualifying, and unfortunately for La Bicolor it was a 3-0 loss. Lopez didn’t start, but he came off the bench just before halftime, after Miguel Trauco picked up a red card in first-half stoppage time and Peru had to adjust in what was then a 1-0 game.

It got worse, as playing down a man Peru conceded two more times, but Lopez did play a role in a moment in the game. Just before the hour mark, he absorbed a robust tackle from Colombia substitute Daniel Muñoz, on for mere seconds at that point, and Muñoz was shown a straight red card for the collision.

So the teams played 10-v-10 for the final half hour, but it didn’t make a difference in the outcome, with the final score being 3-0 in Colombia’s favor.

Peru are next scheduled to be in action on Tuesday, when they have another qualifier, against Ecuador. That game is set for kickoff around 2 pm PT, with the game being aired on Fubo Sports.

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