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Sacramento Republic FC Defender Emrah Klimenta And Forward Trevin Caesar Earn National Team Call-ups For World Cup Qualifying Matches

Klimenta earns his third call-up this season while Caesar earns his second.

 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC defender Emrah Klimenta has been called up to the Montenegro National Team, while forward Trevin Caesar has been called up to the Trinidad and Tobago National Team.  Both players joined their national teams on Sunday and will remain with them through Oct. 10.  Both will also miss Republic FC’s matches against Orange County SC on Oct. 4 and Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Oct. 7.

 Klimenta and Caesar join midfielder Jeremy Hall as Republic FC players to receive international call-ups during their tenure with the club.  In addition, current forward Lamin Suma (Sierra Leone) and former Republic FC players Jake Gleeson (New Zealand), Kip Colvey (New Zealand), Justin Braun (USA), Carlton Cole (England), Kaleemullah (Pakistan) and Alvas Powell (Jamaica) have all represented their respective national teams, although not during their time with the club.

 This is the fourth national team call up for Klimenta. The defender previously joined the Montenegro National Team from May 20 – 29, 2016 for a friendly match against Turkey, from May 24 – Jun. 10 for a World Cup Qualifying Match against Armenia and from Aug. 27 – Sept. 5 for World Cup Qualifying Matches against Kazakhstan and Romania.

 Klimenta and the Montenegro National Team entered camp on Oct. 1 and will play in World Cup Qualifying Matches against Denmark on Oct. 5 and Poland on Oct. 8.  Klimenta will rejoin Republic FC on Oct. 10.

 Caesar will join Trinidad and Tobago National Team for the first time since joining Republic FC.  The forward was previously called up in late August, but due to Hurricane Harvey in Houston, was unable to get a flight to join the team. Caesar will join the national team for their World Cup Qualifying Matches against Mexico on Oct. 6 and the United States on Oct. 10.  Caesar will rejoin Republic FC on Oct. 11.

 For a full schedule and roster please visit SacRepublicFC.com.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations

Sacramento Republic FC Defender Emrah Klimenta Earns Second Call Up to Montenegro National Team

Klimenta will join Montenegro National Team for a friendly and a World Cup Qualifier.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC defender Emrah Klimenta has been called up to the Montenegro National Team.  Klimenta will join the team in Podgorica, Montenegro on Wednesday, May 24 and stay with the team through their World Cup Qualifying match against Armenia on Jun. 10

“We are delighted for Emrah,” said Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “After coming back from a terrible injury, he has done well to get back in our team and has done incredibly well to earn another national call-up.  We are very proud of him and what we are doing here at Republic FC.” 

This is the second time that Klimenta has been called up to the Montenegro National Team.  The defender previously joined the National Team from May 20 – 29, 2016 for a friendly match against Turkey.  Klimenta earned his first international cap when he substituted into the match in the 75th minute. 

 Klimenta tore his ACL shortly after his previous call-up on Jul. 2, 2016 in a USL match against Seattle Sounders FC 2.  The defender returned to action eight months later, making his first USL appearance since the injury on Mar. 25, 2017 against S2.  This is Klimenta’s first call-up since his injury. 

Klimenta and the Montenegro National Team will enter camp beginning May 24, which includes a friendly match against Iran on Jun. 4.  The camp will culminate in a World Cup Qualifying match against Armenia on Jun. 10 in Montenegro’s capital city of Podgorica.

Originally discovered during an open tryout prior to Republic FC’s inaugural season in 2014, Klimenta has appeared in 97 matches for Republic FC, including 75 USL matches.  Klimenta is Republic FC’s all-time leader in appearances, USL appearances, starts (90), USL starts (71), minutes (8,131) and USL minutes (6,411).  

The defender is available for selection for Republic FC’s match against Tulsa Roughnecks FC on Saturday, May 20.  Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Papa Murphy’s Park.  Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.com.  The match will be broadcast on CW31 and Sports 1140 KHTK and streamed live at SacRepublicFC.com/matchday-guide and the USL Match Center.

Press Release Courtesy of the Sacramento Republic FC Media Relations