CONCACAF Gold Cup: What Do National Team Call-Ups Mean for Real Salt Lake?

Anytime an athlete can play for his or her national team, it is a very prestigious honor.

Over the next month, the United States will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament that will feature the best soccer players from 12 countries in the North and Central America region.

With players being selected from current rosters of their club teams from all over the world, the upcoming tournament will alter the lineups of several teams in Major League Soccer.

Many teams will make adjustments to accommodate play without those who are away to help their country.

Real Salt Lake is no different from other MLS clubs but perhaps will see the effects of call-ups more than any other team.

For a team that has not yet gotten back on track following a very difficult loss in the CONCACAF Champions League final, and is dealing with the significant loss of their star player to injury, the timing of this tournament could not be worse.

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