Soony Saad - Lebanon MNT vs. Malaysia

Lebanon vs. North Korea
2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying | Group B
Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 9:30 a.m. CT
Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium | Beirut, Lebanon

Sporting Kansas City forward Soony Saad will be in contention for his 10th cap when the Lebanon Men's National Team hosts North Korea in a 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday, kicking off at 9:30 a.m. CT at Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon.


Saad, 25, has scored three goals in nine previous appearances for Lebanon since debuting in 2013. He has played two AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in recent months, starting in a 2-1 win over Malaysia on June 13 and coming off the bench in a 2-2 draw at North Korea on Sept. 5.


Lebanon is five points clear atop Group B of AFC Asian Cup qualifying with three matches still to play between now and March 2018. The top two finishers in the group will advance to the AFC Asian Cup, Asia’s quadrennial national team tournament in which Lebanon made its lone appearance in 2000. The 2019 edition will be played from Jan. 5 to Feb. 1 in the United Arab Emirates.


2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifying – Group B

Team
PTS
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Lebanon
7
2
0
1
6
3
+3
North Korea
2
0
0
2
3
3
  0
Hong Kong
2
0
1
2
2
4
 -2
Malaysia
1
0
1
1
2
3
 -1

Saad has featured in 12 MLS matches this season, having spent the previous two years playing in Thailand. His first stint with Sporting KC spanned from 2011-2014, when he tallied 14 goals in 71 matches across all competitions. The forward made his USL debut for the Swope Park Rangers on Aug. 23, scoring the opening goal in a 2-2 draw at Sacramento Republic FC.

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