Sporting Kansas City forward Daniel Salloi made his debut for the Hungary Men's National Team on Thursday, earning the first senior team cap of his international career as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 loss to England in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
Salloi, 25, entered the match in the 66th minute at Puskas Arena in his hometown of Budapest and recorded two shots in 24 minutes of action, including Hungary's only shot on target in the 80th minute.
The result leaves Hungary, seeking a first World Cup appearance since 1986, second in Group I with six World Cup qualifiers remaining on the road to Qatar, including a pair of key matches in the next six days: away to Albania on Sunday and home to Andorra on Sept. 8. The top team in Group I will secure an automatic berth in the 2022 FIFA World Cup while the second place side will advance to a playoff round of qualifying.
Thursday's international debut continues a stunning season for Salloi and comes one week after he became the first Sporting KC Academy product to play in an MLS All-Star Game. In his sixth season with Sporting, Salloi leads all MLS players with 18 combined goals (12) and assists (six) this year.
Salloi is the third Sporting KC player to make a national team debut in the past three months, joining midfielders Gadi Kinda (Israel) and Gianluca Busio (USA).