Press Release

Two Loons Called Up for International Duty


Minnesota United announced today that two Loons – Finland forward Teemu Pukki and Honduras midfielder Joseph Rosales – have been called up to their respective national teams for the September international window. Both Pukki and Rosales will depart for international duty following the MLS match at the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Forward Teemu Pukki joins the Finland National Team for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Kazakhstan and Denmark. Finland currently leads Group H with three wins and one loss. Pukki currently sits as the all-time leading scorer of the national team with 38 goals across 112 caps since 2009, notably holding the record for second-most appearances with Huukajat.

Midfielder Joseph Rosales is set to join the Honduras National Team for an international friendly against Guatemala, followed by two matches for the Concacaf Nations League. In 2021, Los Catrachos took third place in the tournament. Rosales made his debut with the Honduras on March 31, 2022 and has appeared 10 times since. In June, the midfielder joined La H for the Group Stage of the 2023 Gold Cup tournament but did not advance out of Group B.

Finland National Team Schedule
Opponent & Time
Thurs. September 7
vs. Kazakhstan, 9:00 a.m. CT
Sun. September 10
vs. Denmark, 11:00 a.m. CT
Honduras National Team Schedule
Sun. September 3
vs. Guatemala, 5:00 p.m. CT
Fri. September 8
vs. Jamaica, 8:00 p.m. CT
Tues. September 12
vs. Grenada, 9:00 p.m. CT