Remember David Myrie?
Of course you do! He was a starting defender for the Union in their first ever MLS match at Seattle Sounders. He played 78 unremarkable minutes. He was released the Tuesday following the match. And now he is World Cup bound.
Costa Rica called up the Puerto Viejo born Myrie as a last-minute for Heiner Mora, injured in training during the week. Jorge Luis Pinto's squad has gone through the injury ringer during the past week of training, and now things have gotten so desperate that Myrie is now a World Cup player.
As RohnJossi has been documenting in his regular Paid Their Dues features, since being released by the Union Myrie has spent most of his time honing his craft in Costa Rica's Primera Division, bouncing around from Limon to Uruguay de Coronado to Herediano where he plays his club soccer now.
Myrie will join Faryd Mondragon and Carlos Valdes as the only three World Cup players to have spent any amount of time donning a Philadelphia Union kit. Valdes and Mondragon will be suiting up for Colombia, however like Myrie, neither are projected to be in the team's starting XI.