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International Roundup: Sept. 11

A brace from Alvas Powell in Jamaica’s 4-0 win over Guyana on Monday night was the highlight for FC Cincinnati players away on international duty.

Four players – Powell, Kendall Waston, Allan Cruz and Derrick Etienne Jr. – called up for international duty and missed FCC’s 5-1 loss to Toronto FC this past weekend. Both Waston and Cruz were back in training Tuesday morning.

Here’s a look at how they played for their respective nations:


Alvas Powell

Position: Defender

Nation: Jamaica

Results: 6-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda, 4-0 win over Guyana

In the two 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League matches, Powell started for the Reggae Boyz and saw his side record two wins while keeping opponents scoreless.

Powell played 90 minutes in the win over Antigua and Barbuda last Friday before scoring two goals past Guyana on Monday night. His goals came in the 14th and 26th minutes.


Kendall Waston

Position: Defender

Nation: Costa Rica

Result: 2-1 loss against Uruguay

FC Cincinnati’s captain started at center back in the Costa Rican loss to Uruguay. He and Allan Cruz both played the full match for their country. Unlike the matches for Jamaica and Haiti, this game was just a friendly and wasn’t part of any international competition.


Allan Cruz

Position: Midfielder

Nation: Costa Rica

Result: 2-1 loss against Uruguay

The midfielder started as an attacking center midfielder and helped the Ticos dictate the flow of the match with 58% possession.


Derrick Etienne Jr.

Position: Winger

Nation: Haiti

Result: 1-0 loss at Curaçao, 1-1 against Curaçao

Etienne Jr. started for Haiti in the country’s loss to Curaçao in the first of two-straight Concacaf Nations League matches on Saturday evening. In the second, which was played in Haiti, the winger helped the country to a 1-1 result on Tuesday night when he appeared as a substitute.

On loan from FC Cincinnati


Nazmi Albadawi

Position: Midfielder

Nation: Palestine

Result: 2-0 win against Uzbekistan, 2-1 loss at Singapore

Albadawi and Palestine are already playing in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, and the nation finished with three points from two matches.

Last week, Albadawi helped the Palestinians to a 2-0 win over Uzbekistan on Thursday. He played the full match and provided an assist. In the loss to Singapore, he also started the game.

Palestine will continue playing qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup between October and next June.

Albadawi is currently on loan with North Carolina FC in the USL Championship.