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

By Eddie Ralph, 08/29/17, 3:15PM PDT

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Klimenta and Caesar joined their respective national teams for World Cup Qualifying matches this week.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 29, 2017) – Sacramento Republic FC defender Emrah Klimenta and forward Trevin Caesar have been called up to the Montenegro National Team and Trinidad and Tobago National Team, respectively.  Both players joined their respective national teams this week and will remain through Sept. 5, missing Republic FC’s match against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Sept. 2.

“It is very exciting news for both players and it is a reflection of the form that they have been in,” said Republic FC Head Coach and Technical Director Paul Buckle. “Their national teams have been monitoring their performance and it has been at high levels.  We are proud to have two internationals players representing their countries and our club on a global stage.”

This is the third 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 and earlier this season from May 24 – Jun. 10 for a World Cup Qualifying Match against Armenia.

Klimenta and the Montenegro National Team entered camp on Aug. 27 and will play in World Cup Qualifying Matches against Kazakhstan on Sept. 1 and Romania on Sept. 4.  Klimenta will rejoin Republic FC on Sept. 5.

This marks Caesar’s first call up to Trinidad and Tobago as a member of Republic FC.  The forward will join the national team for their World Cup Qualifying Matches against Honduras on Sept. 1 and Panama on Sept. 5.  Caesar will rejoin Republic FC on Sept. 6.

Klimenta and Caesar join Jeremy Hall as Republic FC players who have received National Team call-ups while playing with Republic FC.  Several Republic FC Academy players have also received call-ups to youth national teams.

Republic FC will face Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday, Sept. 2.  Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Papa Murphy’s Park. The match will be broadcast on CW31 and streamed live at SacRepublicFC.com/matchday-guide and the USL Match Center. Tickets are available at SacRepublicFC.com.