Revoultion forward Jerry Bengtson was called up to the Honduras national team for its upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Panama. Bengtson will play for the Revolution on Saturday at Philadelphia, then leave for national duty the next day before returning on March 28. He will miss one game for New England, the home opener against Sporting KC on March 23.
Bengtson, who joined the Revolution last July, scored in a 1-0 win at Chicago last Saturday.
The 25-year-old forward has been a regular on the Honduran squad, scoring 15 goals in 32 games. He scored three goals in four games during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Honduras beat the United States, 2-1, in its previous World Cup qualifier Feb. 6, with Bengtson scoring the winning goal in the 79th minute.