COLUMBUS — Columbus Crew SC today announced that two of its players have received international call-ups: Luis Diaz and Eloy Room. Crew SC midfielder Diaz is slated to join Costa Rica for a pair of Concacaf Nations League group stage matches against Haiti and Curacao. Room is scheduled to join Curacao ahead of a Concacaf Nations League group stage match against Costa Rica.
The announcement brings the number of Crew SC players receiving senior National Team call-ups in the upcoming window to four as the Club previously announced U.S. Men’s National Team call-ups for midfielder Wil Trapp and forward Gyasi Zardes.
Costa Rica travels to face Haiti in Port au Prince, Haiti on Thursday, October 10, before hosting Curacao in San Jose, Costa Rica on Sunday, October 13. Both Costa Rica and Curacao are in League A, Group D of the Concacaf Nations League alongside Haiti. The group winners from League A will advance to the Knockout Round, where a semifinal and final will be played to crown the 2019-2020 Concacaf Nations League champion.
Luis Diaz has earned one cap the Costa Rica National Team. Diaz made his debut for Los Ticos last month, coming in as a substitute in a friendly against Uruguay (September 6). In 2019, Diaz made 13 regular-season appearances (nine starts) for Crew SC, scoring two goals and providing four assists.
Eloy Room has earned 32 caps with the Curacao National Team, posting 10 shutouts. The goalkeeper made his debut with Curacao in 2015, starting and recording a shutout in a Concacaf World Cup Qualifier against Cuba on June 6. Most recently, Room started for Curacao in a Concacaf Nations League group stage match against Haiti last month (September 10). In 2019, Room made 12 regular-season appearances (all starts) for the Crew, making 33 saves and registering one shutout.
Crew SC’s current roster features nine players that have received a senior National Team call-up in the last 12 months: Harrison Afful, Luis Diaz, Waylon Francis, David Guzman, Jonathan Mensah, Eloy Room, Wil Trapp, Romario Williams and Gyasi Zardes.