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Miller, Lindpere, Gaudette Called Up For International Duty

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Will a game away from the team help Lindpere regain his form?
Will a game away from the team help Lindpere regain his form?

Well, looks like we have a better idea of why the Red Bulls picked up Luis Robles.

Costa Rica, Estonia and Puerto Rico have called up Roy Miller, Joel Lindpere and Bill Gaudette respectively for international duty.

The games -- Costa Rica-Peru, Estonia-Poland and Puerto Rico-Spain -- will all be played on August 15, possibly causing them to miss the Red Bulls tie with the Portland Timbers August 19, though that doesn't seem entirely probable.

With Jeremy Vuolo "not MLS ready" and Ryan Meara out with a nagging injury, a void of "acceptable" keepers could've been the catalyst for GM Erik Soler to go out and find another backstop.

For Lindpere, who came under criticism thinks week from head coach Hans Backe, the international tie could give him an opportunity to regain his form, which, if we're being honest, has been up-and-down at best this year.

Miller's absence shouldn't be as much of a problem, as it seems he's the second (or possibly third) choice at left back thanks to the acquisition of Heath Pearce and the emergence of Connor Lade.