MLS: Frankowski and Buksa selected for Poland’s UEFA Nations League

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MLS players Przemyslaw Frankowski and Adam Buksa made Poland’s national team squad.

The upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures for Poland will feature the Chicago Fire’s Przemyslaw Frankowski and the New England Revolution’s Adam Buksa. Poland’s Nations League fixtures in September will be against the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina. They will be playing this Nations League campaign in League A Group 1.

Will Buksa make his first appearance?

For Buksa, this opportunity with Poland could feature his first appearance for the senior national team. The 24-year-old striker has played for the youth teams but has yet to feature for Poland at the senior level.

There was no Robert Lewandowski named to the squad as he will be recovering from the recent UEFA Champions League campaign with Bayern Munich. As a result, the door opened here for Buksa to get another opportunity with Poland.

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The two other forwards named to the team were Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek. Buksa is in very good company with these players and to be named to a squad with top attacking talent is a big accomplishment. It’s unclear whether or not he will play in either of these fixtures as Milik and Piatek are very good forwards.

Buksa has scored two goals for the Revolution since arriving in Major League Soccer. He’s been in the starting XI in every match he’s played in for and appears to be the main striker for the club moving forward. His time with Poland could help grow his confidence for the remainder of the season as he will be training with top-level talent.

Frankowski gets another selection

Frankowski saw plenty of playing time with Poland during the Euro 2020 qualification matches. After playing in just one Nations League match in the previous edition of the competition, he has seen more consistent selections to the national team in the last year.

There’s a strong possibility Frankowski will see playing time with Poland during the matches against Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has been primarily utilized as a substitute and should come in as a winger. Kamil Grosicki and Sebastian Szymanski have been the regular starters for Poland on the wings.

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Frankowski has yet to record a goal or an assist for the Fire this season in MLS. He’s played all 90 minutes in every match so far for the Fire. The 25-year-old will be looking to match his five goals and seven assists he recorded in his first MLS season. He will be a huge loss for the Fire as they will continue their season while Frankowski is on international duty.